Our final outing of the year was again filled with fellowship, fishing and blessings. We met Friday night at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Parish NY who provided a fantastic meal and an inspirational message delivered by Pastor Lorrie Cooney. Pastor Lorrie took us on a journey back to the early days in the Holy Land to explore the importance of fish to the first Christians, both for food and spiritual meaning. Thank you Pastor Lorrie for a great massage and to the congregation of New Hope for a wonderful meal as well as sponsoring the NY North division of FOM for the 2019 season. You have been a blessing and tremendous support to Julie and I in our first season as director.
Saturday was an good day for Henderson with great cool weather and reasonable wind. Overall the fishing was difficult with only 3 limits going to the scales. The final tally saw our first repeat winner as Tony Bush and John Laskowski posted and impressive bag, 20.54lbs and a 6.28 fish to take 1st place and Big Bass honors. Larry and Rob Keeno edged out Larry and Josh Hart for 2nd weighing 14,86lbs of Largemouth. Even though they were beat out for Second, Larry and Josh's third place bag of 14.69lbs was plenty to maintain 1st for the year and earn a birth into the National Championship as Points Champions. Congratulations Larry and Josh.
The 2019 season of FOM in NY has come to an end. It has been a pleasure meeting new members and renewing old friendships. I want to thank everyone who participated this year, for making each tournament a success. We averaged 8 teams per tournament, the highest participation ever. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and adding members as we grow together in Christ.
We would like to thank Calvary Baptist Church in Brewerton and our fine sponsors who make this ministry possible BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods, Jacobs Glass, Valley Fashions, New Hope Presbyterian Church in Parish NY.
Henderson Harbor - 08/24/19
Tony & John 1st-20.54lbs
Rob,Larry Keeno 2nd 14.86lbs
Terry and Audrey Reed 4th, 11.22lbs