Hanson Takes the win on Champlain
Dennis Hanson of Marlborough, CT won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series New York 2 Day Area Championship tournament, held on September 18th and 19th, 2021. Running out of Plattsburgh, NY. Dennis caught a two-day total weighing 40.08 pounds, weighing in 20.04 ounces two days in a row.
“I threw Mega Bass tubes and Lucky Craft jerk baits in green pumpkin with purple flake, some whites and pro blue,” said Hanson.
Finishing second for the boaters, Ryan Lattinville of Plattsburgh, NY. Ryan Had a two-day limit of that went 38.90 lbs.
“I fished mostly on the northern end, fishing for smallmouth out deep in rocks with a drop shot. I also targeted some largemouth flipping a brown jig,” said Lattinville.
Kevin Albright of Haskell, NJ took third for the boaters with a two-day total weight of 38.58lbs.
“I caught them on a chatter bait and a dropshot. I was fishing in 12 feet of water on the edge of a shoal using max scent in green pumpkin and a white chatter bait,” said Albright.
Finishing fourth was Brett Carnright of Plattsburgh, NY He had a two-day total of 37.69-lbs. Henry Fristik of Blandford, MA rounded out the top five boaters with a two-day limit weighing in at 37.33 lbs.
In the Co-Angler Division, Richard Jordan Jr of Muncie Valley, PA won with a two day total going 24.24-lbs. Richard also took Big Bass in the Co Angler division with his big bass weighing in at 5.17 lbs.
“We fished shallow in the mornings, using a drop shot and a Carolina rig. I was throwing a green pumpkin and purple brush hog,” said Jordan.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Jeff Kenney of Franklin, MA. Jeff brought in a two day limit weighing 23.36lbs.
“I fished in 10 to 15 feet of water with a drop shot, top water and tube. Drop shot was max scent, I used green pumpkin flat worms and a zara spook,” said Kenney.
Tim Rougier of Plattsburgh, NY placed third among the co-anglers with his two-day limit going 22.66 pounds.
“I fished in 5 to 10 feet of water with a Carolina rig,” commented Rougier.
In fourth place among the co-anglers, Andrew Pruitt of Utica, NY. Andrew brought in a two day total of 20.63lbs. and in fifth place rounding out the Co Anglers , James Zehelski of Barre , MA. James two-day limit weighed in at 20.15lbs.
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