The 2022 New Jersey Bass Federation tournament season started off with a bang at the May 1 Northern Chesapeake Bay event.

With excellent weather (at least until the weigh-in), the anglers that found them absolutely smashed them!  This included two bags in the Boater Division over 20 pounds!

Winning the Boater Division with an amazing 21.93 pounds was Mike McMahon.  McMahon anchored his limit with a 5.36 pound brute! Coming in a close second was Russell Awad.  Awad also cracked 20 pounds, with his best five going 20.80 pounds, including a 5.17 pound largemouth.  Third place went to Rob Laufenberg.  Laufenberg was one fish short of  limit, but his four fish weighed 17.64 pounds.  His weight included the Boater Division lunker winner, a 6.37 pound behemoth of a largemouth.

The Co-Angler Division found the going a bit more difficult, as only one angler weighed in the three-fish co-angler limit.  That angler, Josh Escobar, was fishing for the first time with the New Jersey Bass Federation and wound up winning by nearly two pounds over his nearest competitor.  Next was Chris Miller who parlayed one big bite, a 5.88 pounder, into both second place and the Co-Angler Division prize.  Third place went to Joe Venuto with two fish weighing 4.29 pounds, including the only smallmouth of the event.


For full results check out the results page CLICK HERE