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.



The New Jersey Bass Federation’s final point event of the 2022 season was its annual trip to New Jersey largest self-contained Lake, Lake Hopatcong.  When the anglers arrived, they were greeted with a different lake than usual, one lacking the normally expansive and fertile weed beds that provide for thousands of acres of cover for the bass in the lake.  Without the weeds, many anglers took to the plentiful docks and hard structure to catch their weight.  And Hopatcong pumped out the fish!


The Boater Division winner by nearly three pounds was Greg DelRusso.  In posting his first-ever NJBF victory, DelRusso posted an impressive five-fish limit weighing 13.97 pounds.  His winning bag was anchored by the Boater Division lunker winning 3.78 pound largemouth.

DelRusso was followed by Dave Williams who also posted his best NJBF point tournament finish.  Williams’ best five fish went 12.02 pounds.  Close behind Williams was his clubmate, Donny Diggs, who had five fish weighing11.81 pounds.


The Co-Angler Division was won by a “new” co-angler.  Following mid-season boat issues, NJBF President Mike Keller was forced to fish as a co-angler.  Proving to be a quick study, Keller smoked the field with a three-fish limit weighing an impressive 9.51 pounds, including the 3.61 pound Co-Angler Division lunker.

In second place also with a good limit, was Mike Wotanowski, with 8.07 pounds.  Third place was taken by Scott Cocioppo with 7.13 pounds.

Attached are the overall results and some photos.  The first three photos are, in order, the overall winners, Boater Division winner Greg DelRusso and Co-Angler Division winner Mike Keller.

2022 NJBF final point standings.

2022 New Jersey Bass Federation Final Results

Attached are the 2022 NJBF final point standings.

Congratulations to the Boater Angler of the Year Scott Weiland and the Co-Angler of the Year Joe Venuto.

Thank you all who fished and helped out during the season!  Hope to see you all next year!!

2022 FINAL standings