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Jun 12

2016

TOP BASS Fishing Series Statement June 12, 2016.

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June 12, 2016.

TOP BASS Fishing Series

It is with great sadness that I have to make the hardest business decision of my life. Due to health reasons I will be unable to operate the TOP BASS Fishing Series for the 2016 season.

At this time the TOP BASS Fishing Series is not permanently being shut down. After I return to good health I look forward to bringing the TOP BASS Fishing Series back as one of the most popular tournament series in Ontario.

To those who have sent in your deposits, all payments will be returned within 3 weeks.

Also, I would like to thank the 93 teams which have pre-registered for the 2016 season and I would also like to thank “ALL” of the anglers that have supported the TOP BASS Fishing Series since its first event in 1993.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the TOP BASS Fishing Series staff that has made this series possible for so many years.

Once again, I would like to thank each and every one of you that has supported the TOP BASS Fishing Series over the past 23 years.

Teodoro (Ted) Gallone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TOP BASS Fishing Series

Jun 09

2016

Official Statement

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Official Statement from the:

Top Bass Fishing Series

 

June 9, 2016.

 

The Top Bass Fishing Series Tournament Director (Ted Gallone) was notified on the afternoon of Friday September 11th, 2015 on the discovery of a makeshift cage on tournament waters. He was told that the cage in question contained 5 bass.

The witnesses who made the discovery where told by the TOP BASS Tournament Director to contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and report their find. Shortly after the first call the witness called the Tournament Director a second time and informed him that no actions could be taken by the authorities. At this time the Tournament Director asked that the witnesses not tamper with the evidence and just leave it where it is. Against the Tournament Directors request, the witnesses showed up at the anglers meeting that evening with the cage in the back of their pickup truck. A third party (not one of the witnesses) interrupted the anglers meeting that was in progress and suggested that the anglers and Tournament Director reconvene outside to see what was found that afternoon.

The Tournament Director was temporarily occupied with tournament business inside the building. By the time the tournament Director was able to get outside to the group in the parking lot, he was shown an empty makeshift cage and was overwhelmed with questions from the anglers on hand.

Based on the time available, the Tournament Director started to implement a plan to conduct both a physical and electronic surveillance of the location in which the first cage was discovered in an effort to identify any individuals involved. This course of action was not disclosed to the TOP BASS competitors in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

On the morning of Saturday September 12th 2015, prior to the commencement of the Tournament, the investigative plan was compromised as a result of inadvertent disclosure by uninvolved anglers. Later that day the Tournament Director was notified by a non-competitor that a second makeshift cage was discovered in close proximity of the location of the first cage. The empty second cage was brought to the Tournament headquarters accompanied by photos of fish in a cage.

After the weekends event the Tournament Director consulted with Law Enforcement personnel, for both guidance and further course of action. The witnesses were notified shortly after, that in order for the investigation to precede a signed statement from each witness was required with respect to what each person saw and what if any actions were taken by them.

REGRETTABLY, AS OF JUNE 8, 2016, STATEMENTS HAVE NOT YET BEEN PROVIDED BY ANY OF THE INDIVIDULES INVOLVED IN THE CIRCOMSTANCES.

After further consultations with Law Enforcement Officials, it has been determined that there is no reasonable prospect of wrong doing at this time.

Please note that since 1993, there has never been a formal protest logged against a TOP BASS competitor. Unfortunately without a formal protest no actions can be taken on behalf of the TOP BASS Fishing Series. As you all know a verbal complaint alone, while taken with some validity, cannot solely be used as evidence of wrong doing.

 

Teodoro (Ted) Gallone

TOP BASS Fishing Series

Dec 18

2015

TOP BASS Fishing series 2016 Schedule

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TOP BASS FISHING SERIES

2016 TOURNAMENT DATES

 

Q1

June 19 Sturgeon Lake

 

Q2

July 2 Rice Lake #1

 

Q3

July 3 Rice Lake #2

 

Q4

July 16 Lake Scugog

 

Q5

August 6 Balsam Lake

 

Q6

August 14 Lake Seymour

 

Q7

August 27 Tri-Lakes #1

 

Q8

August 28 Tri-Lakes #2

 

CLASSIC

September 10 & 11 Rice Lake

 

Ted and all the staff of The TOP BASS Fishing Series

would like to wish all our friends our VERY BEST WISHES for the coming year.

 

Please be safe this holiday season.

 

 

 

Sep 17

2015

TOP BASS Classic Articles

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Here are a couple of articles produced by some friends of TOP BASS.

 

iBassin:

http://www.ibassin.com/2015/09/how-tim-fernandes-and-mike-quesnelle.html#more

 

Done Deal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAnhB5n27w8

 

Thanks to Luigi De Rose of iBassin and Carey Miller of Carey Miller Entertainment

 

 

Sep 15

2015

TOP BASS Press Release

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Top Bass Press Release.

 

There were 2 makeshift cages discovered on Balsam Lake at the TOP BASS Classic (one Friday prior to the event and one Saturday morning during the event) and brought to the attention of the Top Bass Tournament Director. In consideration for the safety of the fish, they were released back into Balsam Lake.

 

We are currently consulting with the appropriate professionals and are taking this situation very seriously. We will be exhausting every option that is available to us at this time.

 

Please be patient while we deal with this professionally. We will provide updates on this matter when they are made available to us.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

TOP BASS

Ted

 

Sep 14

2015

TOP BASS Classic Top Ten after 2 days

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TOP BASS Tournament Series 2015 Classic Top Ten.

Sunday September 13, 2015

Balsam Lake, Coboconk

 

POS Day 1 Day 2 Total Captain, Surname Captain, Given Partner Surname Partner, Given
1 16.45 15.82 32.27 FERNANDES TIM QUESNELLE MIKE $12,000.00
2 16.83 12.21 29.04 GUARD BILL COOK CRAIG $4,000.00
3 15.29 12.99 28.28 LACEY TJ VIVIAN TRAVIS $3,000.00
4 16.10 12.10 28.20 WILLIAMS MIKE JACOBS DUANE $2,000.00
5 15.79 11.85 27.64 JENKINS STEVEN WESTERINK JOSH $1,800.00
6 14.63 12.86 27.49 ADLER BOB CRUPTON JOEY $1,100.00
7 13.98 12.65 26.63 BULLOCK JIM GRAHAM JARROD $1,075.00
8 16.06 10.22 26.28 BALIN BERNARD O’CONNER PAT $1,050.00
9 12.40 13.58 25.98 GONSALVES DUANE HASHIMOTO STEVE $1,025.00
10 13.48 12.36 25.84 PILKEY RON MARTIN JAY $1,000.00
TOP BASS 2015 Team of the Year
  Gerrard Cocks & Jarrod Dean
TOP BASS 2015 Angler of the Year
  Mike Williams

 

Sep 12

2015

TOP BASS 2015 Classic Day 1 Top Ten

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Here are the Top 10 for day 1 of the TOP BASS Classic 2015

Saturday September 12, 2015

Balsam Lake

POS Weight Big Bass Captain, Surname Captain, Given Partner Surname Partner, Given
1 16.83 GUARD BILL COOK CRAIG
2 16.45 FERNANDES TIM QUESNELLE MIKE
3 16.2 SCOTT GREG BARTON JEFF
4 16.1 WILLIAMS MIKE JACOBS DUANE
5 16.06 BALIAN BERNARD O’CONNOR PAT
6 15.79 JENKINS STEVEN WESTERINK JOSH
7 15.29 LACEY TJ VIVIAN TRAVIS
8 14.97 MATYI STEVE COOK REG
9 14.63 ADLER BOB CRUMPTON JOEY
10 14.51 HOMES SCOTT KAZIMIERCZU RICHARD
big fish 5.14 WONG PAT MANSHOLT GARRY
Sep 07

2015

TOP BASS 2015 Classic Anglers Meeting

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TOP BASS 2015 Classic Anglers Meeting info:

Date: Friday September 11, 2015

Time: 7pm

Location: Coboconk Community Hall & Library

               At the corner of Hwy 35 and Grandy Road in Coboconk.

Sep 06

2015

TOP BASS 2015 Classic September 12 & 13

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Don’t forget to join us for the TOP BASS Tournament Series 2015 Classic at Coboconk on Balsam Lake.

This is a 2 day event with all Saturday weights carrying over to Sunday.

The weigh in’s for this event will take place at the Town Dock in Coboconk on Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th.

 

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Aug 29

2015

TOP BASS Q7 Top Ten For Saturday August 29 on the Tri-Lakes

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Here are the Top Ten results for Q7 Saturday August 29th.

Tri-Lakes

POS Weight Team Fish Big Bass Captain, Surname Captain, Given Partner Surname Partner, Given
1 20.65 1 5 5.54 Cocks Gerrard Dean Jarrod
2 20.38 105 5 5.67 BF Jacobs Troy Jacobs Vince
3 19.83 24 5 5.03 Pilkey Ron Martin Jay
4 19.16 119 5 5.21 Gaspar John Restivo David
5 17.39 49 5 West Ian Hornyak Marley
6 17.2 25 5 4.91 Homes Scott Kazimierczu Richard
7 17.06 114 5 5.26 Richardson Curtis Timleck Todd
8 16.57 2 5 5.37 Williams Mike Jacobs Duane
9 16.34 64 5 Earl Matt Clarke Darcy
10 16.15 62 5 5.6 Monahan Doug Culp Matt