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 **IMPORTANT!!!  MUST READ!!**

 

I was just informed at 12 noon today, Thursday, May 24th that the DEP in their infinite wisdom will be closing Squantz Cove launch ramp for the Memorial holiday weekend beginning Friday, May25th due to repairs to the roads leading to the ramp and damage in the park itself.  I am absolutely livid and beside myself right now.  I was just ready to leave for CT.


As a result the tournament scheduled to blast off  on Friday, May 25th from Squantz will now be blasting off from Lattins . . . same time 7:30-4:30.


Please call, text, or email me that you received this message.


All complaints should be directed to the CT DEP!!   

 

May 23, 2018 

 

Hi Guys,

Looks like Mother Nature just might be cutting us a break on Friday the 25th.  So far the weather is supposed to be sunny and mild with a high of 83 degrees.  With any luck the fish will be cooperating too.  We have 12 spots left on the roster so if you were on the fence about fishing on Friday and did not pre- register you still can claim a spot Friday morning at the Squanrtz Cove ramp.  We will begin the onsite registration at 6:00A.M. and close at 7:15A.M.  All boats must be in the water by 7:15 so we can idle out to the point of Squantz Cove before blasting-off.  This is the last tournament Northeast will be hosting on Candlewood this season.  From all reports the lake is producing some great bags of both large and small mouth bass.  Hope to see you on the water.

Tight lines.

Paul

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May 19, 2018

Hi Guys,
As you all know I had to postpone our May 19th Candlewood event to Friday May 25th.  I have 32 spots for our makeup event from the 19th.  The time is short between now and next Friday leaving only a small window for mail-in registration.  If you send your check to me by Monday, I should have it on or before Thursday or if you want to fish this event and know for sure you can make it on the 25th please call or text me at 973-865-9347 ASAP and I will reserve a spot for you on the blast-off list for Friday.  Fees will be collected at the ramp Friday morning.  To expedite the registration process, if this is your first event for the 2018 season, please download the Membership and Release forms from our website and have them filled out along with a copy of your boaters insurance for the Friday morning registration. 

Please understand that cancelling an event is not an easy decision, however, it was one that had to be made for the safety of all concerned.

Hope to see you on the water.
Tight lines,
Paul

 

Hi Guys,
IMPORTANT!!! Due to the extensive storm damage in Connecticut from Tuesday’s storm I was advised by the CT DEP and the Danbury Police Dept. to reschedule our Saturday, May 19th Tournament.  Candlewood Lake and the surrounding towns were hit hard with downed trees and power lines.  All roads leading to Squantz are closed due to fallen trees.  Over 80,000 residents are still without power and could be until next week.   Below are the emails I received from the CT DEP regarding the hazardous conditions in Danbury, New Fairfield, Kent, and Brookfield.
The condition of the lake is also a problem with downed trees in the water and floating debris everywhere.  Taking all this into consideration and first and foremost the safety of our members and their boats, I have decided to postpone our May 19th event.   All Saturdays and Sundays on Candlewood are booked to the end of June, however I was able to book Friday, May 25th as a contingency date for our tournament.  We will be able to launch from Squantz Cove at 7:30 a.m. and weigh in at 4:30 p.m.  Our field has been increased from 23 to 32 boats allowing all the members I had to turn away for Saturday’s event to fish. Hopefully all concerned will be able to adjust to this change in scheduling and Candlewood and the surrounding areas should be almost back to normal by the 25th 

Please understand that this situation was out of my control.
Tight lines,
Paul

Storm Update: State Park Closures

There is extensive storm damage to a number of Connecticut State Parks and Forests throughout the most affected areas of the state.
 
Those Parks will remain closed until an assessment can be made of damage. We strongly urge the public to stay out of these parks and any other area with obvious tree damage until this assessment and hazard mitigation can take place.  Additional parks may be added to this list as assessments continue.

Those Parks include:
  • Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth
  • Kettletown State Park in Southbury
  • Southford Falls State Park in Oxford
  • Squantz Pond State Park & Cove in New Fairfield
  • Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding
  • Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford
 
From: Tyler, Tom
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:12 PM
To: Beauchene, Mike; Lambert, Michael; Byron, John
Subject: RE: any word on Candlewood launches?
Hi,
Squantz Pond State Park is closed to the public, and the First Selectman’s office is urging all residents to stay off of the roads From Jake Helbig, the Park Supervisor:  “All roads leading to the park are treacherous at best and some virtually impassable anyway.  “In my opinion we should not be encouraging folks to travel to that area of the state with boat trailers on those roads. I don’t know what the status is of Lattins Cove or Danbury generally, but I’m guessing it’s not much better there.
Thanks
Tom
Greetings – I am sending this email as you are listed as a contact for a bass tournament scheduled for this weekend on Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, or Lake Lillinonah. The purpose is to advise you (if you were not aware) of potential disruption to your tournament.
 Please be aware this part of Connecticut was hit by extreme weather on Tuesday evening. These storms have left the area in extreme disarray and travel/access may be unpredictable.  
 I do not have firsthand knowledge on various roadways leading to launches or the condition of the launches themselves.  To date, I have not been told explicitly that any of the ramps are closed, simply that conditions around the area are unpredictable due to the number of trees and power lines that have been downed. I have some reports stating things are ok in some places and not so good in other places.
 Please be aware that due to the nature of this significant event, there could be impacts on your event.   As this is a very popular weekend for tournaments ALL other waters and launches are likely filled to capacity already, meaning I will not be able to find a place in CT for you to have a tournament. 
 Thank you for your understanding as this is an unprecedented event and beyond our control and good luck.
 Mike Beauchene Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Warmwater Program, Coldwater Program, and CT Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) & Fisheries Program Support
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 .
P: 860.424.4185|F: 860.424.4070 |E: mike.beauchene@ct.gov

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2018

 

 


 

 

Northeast Bassmasters

 

 


 

 

Thursday Afternoon Team Tournament Schedule

 

 


 

 

See www.northeastbassmasters.com for additional information

 

 

Event

Date

Lake

Launch Ramp

Times

1

Apr. 5

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

11:00 - 7:00

2

Apr. 12

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

11:00 - 7:00

3

June 21

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

12:00 - 8:00

4

June 28

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

12:00 - 8:00

5

July 05

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

12:00 - 8:00

6

July 19

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

12:00 - 8:00

7

July 26

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

12:00 - 8:00

8

Aug. 2

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

12:00 - 8:00

9

Aug.16

Greenwood Lake

 Willow Point

12:00 - 8:00

10

Aug. 30

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

11:00 - 7:00

11

Sept. 13

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

11:00 - 7:00


 

 

2018

 

 


 

 

Northeast Bassmasters

 

 


 

 

Saturday Morning Team Tournament Schedule

 

 


 

 

See www.northeastbassmasters.com for additional information

 

 

Event

Date

Lake

Launch Ramp

Times

1

Apr. 7

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

7:00 - 3:30

2

Apr. 14

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

7:00 - 3:30

3

***Friday***

Apr. 27

Candy 38 boat max

Squantz

7:30 - 4:00

4

**Saturday**

May 19

Candy 30 boat max

Latins

7:30 - 4:00

5

June 16

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

6:30 - 3:00

6

June 30

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

6:30 - 3:00

7

July 14

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

6:30 - 3:00

8

July 28

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

6:30 - 3:00

9

Aug. 11

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

6:30 - 3:00

10

Aug. 25

Greenwood Lake

Willow Point

7:00 - 3:30

11

Sept. 8

Lake Hopatcong

Lees Park

7:00 - 3:30


 

 

Tournament Of Champions

 

 


 

 

September 29, 2018

 

 


 

 

Lake Hopatcong

 

 

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