Capella-Spellicy Cap NNY Bassmasters Club 5-Peat
Updated: Oct 1, 2020
BY DAVE SHEA
Tyler Capella and Jessie Spellicy clinched a fifth straight Northern New York Bassmasters Club Team Blevins Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Team of the Year Championship with a first place finish in the final regular tournament. The duo landed 22.59 pounds of bass in a tournament staged on the St. Lawrence River out of Ogdensburg to prevail over the team of Robert and Brad Paradis who finished at 22.35 pounds with the day's Lunker a 6.36-pound smallmouth. To win for five straight years is a remarkable effort for Capella and Spellicy considering the competition in the Northern New York Bassmasters Club which features any number of outstanding and extremely dedicated teams. Several members of the club have successfully competed in tournaments all over New York State and beyond before the CLOVID-19 cancelled tournaments and reduced travel opportunities.
Robert Paradis landed the finish which is the ninth largest bass caught in club history. The club's all-time top 10 is headed a 7.34-pound smallmouth caught by Brad Paradis in 2013.
A 5.42 smallmouth anchored the winning bag of Capella and Spellicy who finished the season with a 1191 points followed by: the teams of Chad Sharpe and Gary McIntyre 1176, Duprey Hill 1165, Narrow, Larche and Palmer 1160 and Paradis, Paradis 1158.
Capella and Spellicy and Sharpe and McIntyre shared the Team of the Year Award in 2019.
Rounding out the top four in Saturday's tournament were: Sharpe and McIntyre art 21.37 pounds with a 5.61-pound big fish Ben Smith and Mike Bell at 19.93 pounds.
The NNY Bassmasters Club will hold its two-day playoff tournament on Oct. 10 on the St. Lawrence River out of Morristown and on Black Lake on Oct. 11.