Longtime Federation member and Secretary, Nick Angiulo, has had quite a career, including being a member of 6 New Jersey State Teams; qualifying for 4 TBF National Championships and 1 BFL All-American; and winning one 1 Bassmasters Northern Open.  However, he had never won a NJBF points events as a Boater, until the June 4, 2023 event held on the Northern Chesapeake.

In the Boater Division, Angiulo posted a solid weight of 15.05 pounds, good enough to edge out the second-place finisher.  Angiulo had no “kicker” fish, but instead culled up to a solid bag of 5, 2.75 to 3.25 pound fish.

Taking a close second, with only 4 fish, was Russ Awad.  Awad’s bag was anchored by a 5.48 pound tank of a largemouth.  Equally close behind in third place was Pete Longo with 5 fish weighing 14.34 pounds.

The Boater Division lunker, a 5.55 pound beast, was caught by Dave Williams.

Making it a Big D Valley Bassmasters sweep, Casey Noble took the Co-Angler Division with a 3 fish limit weighing 8.39 pounds, almost three pounds over his nearest rival.

Second place Co-Angler was Kevin Collins with 2 fish weighing 5.63 pounds.  Less than a pound behind in third place was Mike Wotanowski with 4.89 pounds.

The Co-Angler Lunker, a 3.33 pound largemouth was caught by Mike Lee.

Connecticut’s Candlewood Lake Results!


The 2023 Team Tournament was held on May 11 and 12, 2023, on Connecticut’s Candlewood Lake.  A total of 10 teams and 54 anglers took to the lake and found fishing     to be generally exceptional.

Taking a very close event was the six-man team from the North Jersey Bass Anglers.  That team, consisting of Boaters Kevin Albright, E.J. Cusano, and Greg Beattie, as     well as Co-Anglers Jason Casbarro, Bill Garcia and Joe Pulice took the Team portion of the event by just over five pounds over the second place team.  Their two-day     total weight was 136.82 pounds.  This is this club’s second consecutive Team Tournament win.

Taking second place by one pound was the six-man team from the Warren County Bassmasters.  That team consisted of Boaters Scott Kirkpatrick, John McAloney and     Mike McMahon, and Co-Anglers Frank McMahon, Patrick Staszewski and Kenny Whitehead.  That team had 131.77 pounds.  Finishing exactly one-pound behind was     the six-man team from the Big D Valley Bassmasters (BDVB).

The top three individuals were Boaters E.J. Cusano with 31.18 pounds; Mike McMahon with 33.80 pounds; and Bob Stock of the Essex County Bassmasters with 33.67     pounds.  The top three Co-Anglers were:  Ed Tomosi of the BDVB with 27.15 pounds; Anthony Simone of the East Coast Bass Anglers with 25.99 pounds; and Joe Pulice     with 23.63 pounds.

For complete individual and team results check out the results page HERE


Online registration is open for our first 2023 point event on the mighty Northern Chesapeake Bay on June 4, 2023.

The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2023.  Click on the “Tournaments” tab to access the registration form.

REGISTER EARLY!  This should be a great event!

To be eligible to fish, you must be a NJBF member.  Not a member?  Contact Secretary Nick Angiulo at

2023 New Jersey Bass Federation Tournament Schedule

Below is the 2023 NJBF Tournament Schedule.  All are confirmed except for the Saratoga Lake event (cannot get permit until February – but we should be okay on that).

Team Tournament

May 11-12, 2023 (Thus/Fri) – Candlewood Lake

Point Tournaments

June 4, 2023 (Sun) – Northern Chesapeake Bay

June 23-24, 2023 (Fri/Sat) – Saratoga Lake

July 23, 2023 (Sun) – Lake Hopatcong

District 15 National Semi-Final

Sept 30, 2023/Oct 1, 2023 (Sat/Sun) – Hudson River

We may try to fit in a few open buddy events also this season.