Welcome to Raritan Valley Bassmasters


Candlewood Lake, CT June 26th

Who says you can’t win from the back of the boat Mike Cocca used a white chatterbait early working scattered grass somewhere in the Sherman arm of the lake to take a couple a big smallmoth and a drop shot 6” worm to round out his limit for 11.49 lbs. beating out second place finisher Ben Keysper by just over 2 lbs.

Saratoga Lake, NY July 8th /9th

Our annual event on this upstate fish factory never fails to produce huge numbers of largemouth, the trick is to find fish over 2 pounds which sometimes isn’t so easy.. This year Ben Keysper reigning club 2-time AOY came thru with 2 consecutive days of over 14lbs to run away with it… 28.43 pounds of largemouth is an impressive showing and shows Saratoga is on its way back to producing better quality fish. Ben used the drop shot in 8’ to 14’ on a mix of grass and rock.. He primarily relied on the centipede and the dream shot.

Lake Hopatcong, NJ July 20th

Mid-summer on NJ’s largest lake can sometimes be a tough task for bass anglers unless of course your name is Ben… Once again the points leader made it look easy with a whopping 15.18 lbs. of largemouth..Ben found a school of 3 pounders mid-day holding on outside weed lines in 12’ he used the old zoom centipede on the drop shot once again to load the livewell.. Rich Pennachio had a nice day with 9.95 lbs. for a second place finish.

2016 Schedule

Sunday April 24th Lake Hopatcong

Wednesday May 11th Candlewood Lake, CT

Sunday May 22nd Merrill Creek

June 26th Candlewood Lake, CT

Friday and Saturday July 8th & 9th Saratoga Lake, NY

Wednesday July 20th Lake Hopatcong

Sunday July 31st Monksville Reservoir

Sunday August 14th Greenwood Lake

Friday and Saturday August 26th & 27th Oneida Lake, NY

Friday and Saturday September 16th & 17th Lake Champlain, NY

Saturday October 15th Manasquan Reservoir

We are a New Jersey Bass Fishing Club currently accepting applications for new membership.


If you are interested in joining please email:
Rich at thetintman@aol.com or
Mike at coccamichael@yahoo.com