Welcome to the Rochester Bassmasters website. We encourage you to explore the pages of our site, and to provide feedback regarding the website's content, and suggestions regarding improvements or additions. Please visit our Contact Us section for information on who to contact with questions or suggestions.
You are welcome to join us at any of our bi-monthly meetings or public events. Please check our Club Events Calendar for details and locations. Our membership calender year runs from November 1 through October 31. The Join Us tab provides further details on how to join our club.
Our club meets on the first Wednesday and third Thursday of each month. These meetings are held at Buffalo Wild Wings at 780 Jefferson Road in Henrietta at 7:00 PM. Meetings consist of short reports from our committees followed many nights by a program with a special guest speaker or sponsor.
We welcome non-boaters as well as boaters. Our points tournaments allow pairing for all non-boaters and we do not require boater-to-boater pairing. Please review our 2015 Tournament Rules for additional information on our points tournaments. Occasionally we also sponsor open team tournaments, these would be listed under News, and on our Club Events Calendar.
For active members only: here is the link to our clubs custom site to order RB jerseys (contact R. Viavattine with any questions): http://atomicbassjerseys.com/rochester-bassmasters.html
A new Harry & Charlie entry form is now available (attached) that can be used by club members to submit entries for these annual awards. This is an award given for the largest smallmouth and/or largemouth caught during the regular or early catch and release season (where appropriate) under non-tournament conditions.
Congratulations to our club's Six Man Team for their performance at the 2015 NYS Bass Federation Club Team Championship (CTC). The 4 day event was held at Ticonderoga/Lake Champlain, and our team of Jim Bianchi, Tom Hughes, TJ Valle, Bill Wittman, Ronnie Penders Jr. and Pat Carr came from behind to pull out a first place victory. Details of the event are attached below.
2015 was a busy first year for the Rochester Junior Bassmasters. With the help of Fred Blom, the required paperwork and filing was completed to officially form the RJBM. We held four youth tournaments from shore and in RBM member boats. To encourage community service we held an appreciation hotdog lunch for the Greece Police Department officers. We encouraged environmental responsibility volunteering at the NYS BASS Fed Braddocks Bay invasive species weed pull. To supplement sponsorship and encourage members to earn money toward our budget we held a hotdog fundraiser at Bass ProShops Auburn. We tripled the membership from 2014 by expanding our recruitment outside of RBM member’s relatives. Most importantly we formed many new friendships, focused on Ethics, Sportsmanship, and Conservation! Details of the RJBM's activities are attached below.
Please note, membership dues for the 2016 season ($55.00) are now due. On-time payment will insure no interruptions in RBM and B.A.S.S. newsletters.
The RBM Annual Club Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Rick's Prime Rib starting at 6:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. Contact Ray Sacheli at 247-6872 or 451-1645 to sign up.