2021 Team Tournament Recap

2021 Team Tournament Recap

What set up as a slugfest turned into a grind. The 2021 New Jersey Bass Federation Team Tournament could have been epic. Held on May 13 and 14 on the Northern Chesapeake Bay, home of giant bass, most thought that we had hit the water at just the right time. However, nothing is ever easy in bass fishing. A full week of below-average (and downright cold) days and nights had the fish in a serious negative feeding mode. To make it more difficult, there is a 15-inch minimum size limit this time of year. However, some anglers unlocked the secret and managed generally low, but respectable weights.

The overall winning team was the Quickfire Bassmasters. This team led from wire to wire and easily outdistanced the second-place team. Its overall two-day weight of 88.18 pounds was over 23 pounds more than the second-place North Jersey Bass Anglers. Leading the way for Quickfire was boater, Derick Olson, with a two-day total of 26.16 pounds. This weight was enough for him to also claim first prize in the individual portion of the event. Quickfire also had the top Co-Angler in Dave Williams who had 18.01 pounds.

As stated above, Derick Olson won the individual portion of the event. Finishing in second was boater Ray Szymd of the Clearwater Bassmasters with 21.90 pounds followed by boater Jarrett Kuipers of the North Jersey Bass Anglers with 21.68 pounds.

In addition, the top three boaters and top three co-anglers qualified to fish in the 2021 District 15 National Semi-Final event. The boater qualifiers are: Derick Olson, Ray Szymd, Jarrett Kuipers. The co-angler qualifiers are: Dave Williams, Ed Tomosi (Big D Valley Bassmasters); Mike Bell (Quickfire Bassmasters).

For final Individual standings CLICK HERE

For final CLUB standings CLICK HERE