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Gary Kurensky and Keith Cleary
headed to the Nationals in April!
2013 TBF Nationals Championship
Grand Lake, Oklahoma
April 8-13, 2013
By Keith Cleary
Below is a recap of my experience at the 2013 TBF National Championship. This culminates a 2 year qualification process which began by fishing the 2011 TBF of Connecticut tournament trail. That year I finished first in the "C" Division, and qualified to fish as a boater at the last years Eastern Divisional, held on Lake Champlain. After three solid days of fishing at the Divisional, I qualified to fish this year's TBF National Championship. Not bad for $225 in entry fees for the 2011 trail. CLICK TO READ MORE
2013 TBF Nationals
The TBF National Championship was held this year on Grand Lake in Grove OK. I have been fortunate to have won my Divisional and go to the Nationals for the 2nd year in a row. This year TBF has changed the format to include two additional practice days in addition to the one official practice day normally given. It allows the two contenders from the state to go together and fish and explore the lake that most likely they have never fished on before. So on practice day one we were going to fish the coves looking for what might be some warmer waters. We were able to find about 10 keepers that day and some of good size. CLICK TO READ MORE
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be held on
May 17, 2013 at
Cabela's in East Hartford
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Connecticut TBF Junior Tournament #1
The first TBF Junior tournament for the 2013 season was held on April 21 on Lake Lillinonah. The anglers were faced with 32 degree air temperature and very strong winds. Despite the tough conditions, a few anglers were able to land fish. Although a rough day, 4 of the 8 anglers brought fish to the scales. The top finisher was Shane Losonci with a two fish weight of 6.7 pounds; including a monster 4.9 pound smallmouth. Shane took home both gifts cards donated by Newtown Bait & Tackle for having the lunker and heaviest bag for the tournament. Ryan Kusmit had 2 smallmouths for 2.6 pounds, Peter Wilson weighed in a 2.1 pound largemouth and Jake Budris with a 1.4 pound smallmouth. The rest of the field gave it all they had but the fish would not cooperate.
Special thanks to Joe Rackiewicz, Dominic Gambardella, and Jeff Masaiko for volunteering their time and boats to take these anglers out for the day
2013 TBF of Connecticut Tournament Trail
|All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
|April 27 Pachaug Pond
|May 19 Lake Zoar
|June 16 CT River-Salmon River
|July 21 Candlewood-Squantz
|August 11 CT River-Charter Oak
|CT-TBF 2 Day
|Sat. Aug 24, 2013 Candlewood Lake Squantz
|Sun. Aug. 25, 2013 CT River Haddam Meadows
Applications are available on the
Keith Cleary 914-419-0218
Jeff Misaiko 860-214-5443
To become a member of our federation one must either
join an existing club (check the club listing page) or form a new club with
a minimum of 6 members. By doing either it will automatically enroll you in
the federation and entitle you to all our member benefits and protect you under
the TBF insurance coverage. Most clubs in the state are actively recruiting
new members at this time and welcome new faces enthusiastically.
Intimidation never looked so good