Justin Perelli Takes the win on Oneida
Justin Perelli of Teaneck, NJ won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Tournament held 06/29/2019 on Lake Oneida. Launching from Oneida Shores near Brewerton, NY Justin brought back a healthy five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 19.97-lbs topping the field of 94 Anglers. For his victory, Justin took home a check for $5,500.
“I had a great day out there. I caught a 4-lber with-in the first 5 minutes of the tournament on a Megabass Diamant. I was out in the shoals throwing that Megabass Diamante and a bottom contact bait and I consistently caught them all day long. I’d like to give a huge shout out to my sponsors Megabass of America, Tackle and Fiel Outfitters, EcoPro Tungsten, Mako Polarized and Reynolds Boats,” said Perelli.
Brad Brodnicki of Amherst, NY claimed second place for the boaters with a five-fish limit that went for 18.34-lbs.
“I caught my today on a Berkley Pitt Boss over in the Big Bay, I spent most of my day there, I left for a little bit, but then came back,” said Brodnicki.
Taking third was Tyler Morgan of Pine Grove, PA with a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 17.33-lbs.
“I was fishing real shallow today. At one o’clock I only had around 14-lbs, then I was able to cull up a few times get to the 17-lb mark, said Morgan.
Fourth place was Robert Parmer of Linden, PA with 5-fish and a weight of 16.89-lbs. Rounding out the top five was Jason Shipton of Muncy, Pa with 5-fish and a weight of 16.55-lbs.
The biggest bass for the Boaters was caught by Michael Shumanis of Bethlehem, PA, he brought back a nice fish that locked in the scales at 4.32-lbs, earning him a check for $930.
In the Co-Angler division Jeff Warren of Landsdale, PA claimed First-Place with a 3-fish limit that locked in the scales at 10.64-lbs. For his victory, Jeff took home a check for $1050.
“I weighed in my fish and never expected to win, so I helped a buddy load his boat and started the trip home. A buddy called and told me I won, so I was super surprised, I thought he was just messing with me,” said Warren.
Second for the Co-anglers was Joe Foisy La Fargeville, NY with three fish and a total weight of 10.55-lbs.
“I caught all my fish throwing a fluke in the grass. I fished clean all day and didn’t loose anything. I had all my fish by ten o’clock and then it kind off died off and got real tough,” said Foisy.
Third place for the Co-Anglers was Claimed by Samuel Jenesky of Pittsburgh, PA with a 3-fish limit and a total weight of 9.90-lbs.
“I caught my first two on a senko and then caught my third one on a senko. A little while later I was able to cull my third fish with a small mouth I caught on a drop shot, and I culled up one more time when I caught my big fish on a drop shot,” said Jenesky.
Fourth for the Co-Anglers was Carson Rittenbaugh of Tremont, PA with 3-fish and a total weight of 9.75-lbs. Rounding out the top five was Bill Peck of Brewerton, NY with 3-fish and a total weight of 9.09-lbs.
The biggest bass on the Co-Angler side was caught by James Perez Jr of Rensselaer, NY it was a nice 4.46-lb lunker.
Berkley Cast 4 Cash always sweetens the pot with a chance for 4 Anglers to take home some extra money. This weeks Berkley Cast 4 Cash winners were, for the boaters Brad Brodnicki took home an extra $250 for being the highest finishing participant enrolled in the Berkley cast 4 cash program. Thomas Waltz claims the second highest spot for the boaters earning him and extra $150. The boaters don’t get to have all the fun to their selves, Berkley Cast 4 Cash also rewards the two highest finishing Co-Anglers enrolled in the program. This week it was Patrick McManammon earning an extra $150. Nathan Tremblay was the second highest finishing Co-anlger earning an extra $100. For more info on the Berkley Cast 4 Cash program visit https://www.berkley-fishing.com/Berkley-CastForCash.html for program details.
The next event in this division will be on 07/27/2019 on 1000 Islands launching from French Creek Marina.
For more information on this event or division please call Mitch Malott at 256-777-6152
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