2019 New Jersey Bass Federation Team Tournament Recap

The annual New Jersey Bass Federation team tournament was held on May 9 and 10 on the mighty Potomac River. While the field for this event was small, the event proved to be highly competitive and produced some good individual and team results.

On the individual side, the winner of the event was Derick Olson of the Quickfire Bassmasters, who produced two large bags of fish weighing over 16 and 17 pounds, respectively, for a total of 34.69 pounds. T…his weight was enough to take the individual first prize by almost three pounds. Second place went to Ryan McGinty of the Big D Valley Bassmasters. McGinty weighed in two consistent bags that totaled 31.72 pounds. Just behind in third place was Clearwater Bassmasters’ Brian Wisniewski with 31.11 pounds.

On the team side, the Big D Valley Bassmasters won the event for the second time in three years. The club amassed a total of 132.85 pounds over the two days, enough to win the event by almost five pounds over last year’s champion club, the North Jersey Bass Anglers.

Also of note are the three Boater and Co-Angler qualifiers for this season’s District 15 TBF National Semi-Final. The top three boaters and co-anglers who qualified are, in order, as follows: Boaters – Derick Olson, Ryan McGinty, Rich Schneidereit; Co-Anglers – Brian Wisniewski, Joe Casale, Lou Basciani.