Rupert Wins NYS Bass Federation Co-Angler Title
With the completion of our Points trail at Chaumont Bay Marina on July both the boater and co-angler New York State Bass Federation Angler of the Year were determined.
Garry Woodruff narrowly won a tight race for 2019 Boater Angler of the Year. Garry fished consistently all year. This is his second NYTBF AOY title.
Andrew Rupert of Morristown won the 2019 Co-Angler AOY. Rupert, who coaches the MCS varsity girls softball team, landed a win and several high placings throughout the season. He opened the season with a first place in a tournament at Oneida followed by a second and a third at two tournaments on Lake Champlain and a second place at Chaumont.
Woodruff and Rupert will both receive plaques, NYTBF paid membership for 2020, and paid entry fees for the 2020 Points tournaments in their respective divisions. They also automatically qualify to fish the TBF National Semi-Final in September at Ticonderoga with a chance to qualify for the TBF National Championship.
" 2019 was my most successful bass tournament season so far. one first place, two seconds and a third. This resulted in my first NYTBF Co-angler of the Year. I was partnered with boaters who put us around fish every day," said Rupert on a Facebook post.
. "Then the @enigmafishing rods and reels, @Xzonelures to put most the fish in the boat and @silverthread line as the connection between the two. This automatically qualifies me for the national semi-final in September where I'll be fishing against anglers from Ontario,Pennsylvania and NY for a shot to represent NY at the national tournament in spring 2020."