Chemung valley bassmasters was formed in 2010 by a handful of guys. our club has increased in members over the last three years to twenty two active members. Chemung valley is made up of boaters and non boaters and is set up as head to head tournament fishing format.
Chemung valley bassmasters is affiliated with b.a.s.s. and b.a.s.s. federation nation. this allows members to fish the federation trail and earn points through club tournaments to fish the federation club team championship. all b.a.s.s. and federation dues are paid through YOUR club dues. b.a.s.s. membership is the anglers responsibility. at a cost of 25.00 a year.
all tournaments pairings are done by a computer draw. non boaters are paired with boaters on the Thursday before each tournament. it is the anglers responsibility to let the tournament directors know if you will be fishing the up coming tournament. a text or phone call by the tournament directors will be sent on thurs. afternoon with the pairings. cvbm does not want a situation where there is more non boaters than boaters.
point system:: all points are earned through club tournaments. points start at 50 and decrease by one point per position. two tournaments per season can be dropped. all points are added up at the end of the year giving the angler his or her position with in the club. the two goals are angler of the year and TO make the top six in points. the top six earn a bid to the federation club team championship.
MEETING PLACE AND TIME: CVBM MEETS AT THE PINE city Christian church ON SUNDAY EVENING AT 6PM. MEETINGS ARE ONCE A MONTH (2nd sunday of the month) AND WE TRY TO WRAP UP ALL CLUB SITUATIONS BY APRIL. OFFICER ELECTION, TOURNAMENT SCHEDUAL, ROCKBASS TORNAMENT, RULE CHANGES, FEDERATION NEWS AND DUES ARE ADRESSED AT THESE MEETINGS.
CVBM MEMBERS PRIORITY ON TOURNAMENT DAY IS "CATCH AND RELEASE". 241 FISH WERE CAUGHT THROUGHOUT ARE 2014 TOURNAMENT SEASON. 239 FISH WERE RELEASED ALIVE AND HEALTHY THAT PUT US AT A 99.17% RATE OF FISH RETURNED TO THE WATER. GREAT JOB BY THE ANGLERS!