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2002 Winners Catch and Release Category

NYS Angler Achievement Awards Program

168 winners:

Species Length
inches
Angler Lure Water Date
brown trout 33 Jeff Herrick Rapala Lake Ontario, Monroe Co. April 19, 2002
brown trout 33 Chuck Booker egg sack Eighteenmile Creek, Niagara Co. Nov 11, 2002
brown trout 33 Thomas J. Senecal Jr. nymph Oak Orchard Creek, Orleans Co. Dec 2, 2002
brown trout 30 Bill Rogers egg sack Salmon River, Oswego Co. Nov 19, 2002
brown trout 29½ Alan E. Hoover bead head caddis fly Oak Orchard Creek, Orleans Co. Oct 31, 2002
chain pickerel 27 Thomas J. Senecal Clouser minnow fly Hudson River, Saratoga Co. March 14, 2002
chain pickerel 26 3/4 John H. Olsen Jr. spinnerbait Orange Lake, Orange Co. Nov 20, 2002
chain pickerel 26½ Theresa Armstrong Silver Minnow Lake Champlain, Washington Co. May 27, 2002
chain pickerel 25½ Jenna Dingee live minnow North Lake, Greene Co. Jan 19, 2002
chain pickerel 25+ Carol Branning Big O Oneida Lake, Oswego Co. May 4, 2002
chinook salmon 44 Sandy Mullens estaz fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. Oct 9, 2002
chinook salmon 43 Chuck Booker egg sack Eighteenmile Creek, Niagara Co. Oct 3, 2002
chinook salmon 42½ Will Gress egg sack Oak Orchard Creek, Orleans Co. Oct 9, 2002
coho salmon 33 Chuck Booker egg sack Fourmile Creek, Niagara Co. Nov 29, 2002
landlocked salmon 30 Carlton Schumacher "Crystal Jacob" egg fly Genesee River, Monroe Co. Oct 13, 2002
largemouth bass 24½ William H. Burns spinner Twin Lakes, Nassau Co. Sept 26, 2002
largemouth bass 24 Joseph Gurssl Banjo Minnow Hulberton Quarry, Orleans Co. July 20, 2002
largemouth bass 24 Paul M. Howe live minnow Big Fresh Pond, Suffolk Co. July 28, 2002
largemouth bass 23 1/4 Frank M. Sellerberg plastic worm Tamarack Lake, Dutchess Co. June 15, 2002
largemouth bass 23 Rob Paxton plastic worm Black Lake, St. Lawrence Co. Sept 21, 2002
largemouth bass 22 3/4 Barbara Booth Mini Crawdad Bomber Star Lake, St. Lawrence Co. July 7, 2002
largemouth bass 22 1/4 Charles J. Rutkowski buzz bait Brackett Lake, Chenango Co. Aug 21, 2002
largemouth bass 22 Charles J. Rutkowski plastic worm Brackett Lake, Chanango Co. July 10, 2002
largemouth bass 22 Mike Hallett live minnow Hemlock Lake, Livingston Co. June 3, 2002
largemouth bass ~22 Robert Dove Shad Rap Cayuga Lake, Cayuga Co. Aug 31, 2002
largemouth bass 21½ Chip Oleynek plastic worm Hudson River, Warren Co. July 27, 2002
largemouth bass 21½ Edward J. Lints Blue Fox Chenango Lake, Chenango Co. Sept 17, 2002
largemouth bass 21½ Russ Weber plastic worm Tamarack Lake, Dutchess Co. Sept 21, 2002
largemouth bass 21½ Alex Burka plastic worm Orange Lake, Orange Co. Sept 29, 2002
largemouth bass 21½ Mike Schleicher Senko Ballston Lake, Saratoga Co. Oct 24, 2002
largemouth bass 21 Benjamin J. Gelfuso live minnow St. Lawrence River, St. Lawrence Co. June 15, 2002
largemouth bass 21 Mike Schleicher hair jig Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Co. Aug 22, 2002
largemouth bass 21 Jonathan Spoelhof saltwater popper Honeoye Lake, Livingston Co. Aug 11, 2002
largemouth bass 21 Richard Neiss Shad Rap Croton Falls Reservoir, Putnam Co. Nov 25, 2002
largemouth bass 20 3/4 Roger L. Stearns Skitter Pop Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 7, 2002
largemouth bass 20 3/4 Frank M. Sellerberg plastic worm Tamarack Lake, Dutchess Co. Sept 21, 2002
largemouth bass 20½ Stephen Rutkowski Brush Hog Brackett Lake, Chenango Co. June 15, 2002
largemouth bass 20½ Jake T. Doty nightcrawler Anderson Pond, Orleans Co. July 27, 2002
largemouth bass 20½ Edward J. Lints Blue Fox Eaton Brook Reservoir, Madison Co. Sept 12, 2002
largemouth bass 20½ Mike Schleicher Senko Round Lake, Saratoga Co. Nov 8, 2002
largemouth bass 20 Marilyn Hertzberg worm Long Lake, Columbia Co. July 26, 2002
largemouth bass 20 George Forenczy jointed Rapala Waneta Lake, Schuyler Co. July 21, 2002
largemouth bass 20 Andrew Lewis Jitterbug St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. Aug 1, 2002
largemouth bass 20 Joshua Hamblen plastic worm Deep Pond, Monroe Co. Sept 6, 2002
largemouth bass 20 Brett Rogers B-Dog Money Lure Franklin Falla Res., Franklin Co. July 21, 2002
lake trout 36 Bob Helm unknown Lake Ontario, Niagara Co. Jan 27, 2002
lake trout 34 3/4 John Moore silver spoon Niagara River, Niagara Co. May 1, 2002
lake trout 34 Robert M. Hensch Jr. Alewife Owasco Lake, Cayuga Co. May 29, 2002
muskellunge 54 Claude H. Rumsey plug St. Lawrence River, Jefferson Co. Oct 26, 2002
muskellunge 50 1/4 Chester Snezek Ghost Tail Bucktail Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Sept 6, 2002
muskellunge 49 1/4 Kevin LaRoche Tuff Shad Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. June 15, 2002
muskellunge 48 Tony Costanzo Mepps Musky Killer Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 3, 2002
muskellunge 48 Roger L. Stearns live bait fish Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Oct 7, 2002
northern pike 38 David J. Nugent in line spinner Chenango River, Broome Co. Sept 13, 2002
northern pike 37 Wayne Charles Rich III shiner Lake Champlain, Essex Co. Jan 21, 2002
northern pike 36 3/4 Ed Lints Blue Fox NYS Barge Canal, Oneida Co. Aug 10, 2002
northern pike 36 1/4 Alex Burka live minnow Sandy Pond, Jefferson Co. Feb 9, 2002
northern pike 36 Dominick Grosso shiner Oneida River, Onondaga Co. May 25, 2002
northern pike 36 Chris Orcutt Mepps Aglia Chateaugay Lake, Clinton Co. Aug 25, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 37 Michael H. Seeland artificial fly Cattaraugus Creek, Cattaraugus Co. Oct 31, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 37 Richard E. Rickert salmon eggs Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. Oct 23, 2002
rainbow trout, steelhead 36 Michael H. Seeland artificial fly Cattaraugus Creek, Cattaraugus Co. Oct 31, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 34 Chuck Booker egg sack Eighteenmile Creek, Niagara Co. Jan 4, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 34 Lawrence N. Rappaport, M.D. Wet fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. April 29, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 33 1/4 Gordon Bennett egg sack Salmon Creek, Wayne Co. Feb 8, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 33 Roger L. Stearns spoon Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. Oct 6, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 32 3/4 Arthur L. Pearse sucker spawn fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. Nov 2, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 32 Justin Chaff Stinger spoon Lake Ontario, Orleans Co. Aug 12, 2002
rainbow trout/steelhead 31 John S. Lively zonker fly Salmon River, Oswego Co. Oct 20, 2002
smallmouth bass 22 Deborah B. Price tube jig West Caroga Lake, Fulton Co. Aug 15, 2002
smallmouth bass 22 Virginia Sue Mart tube jig Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 8, 2002
smallmouth bass 21½ Roger L. Stearns live baitfish Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Oct 13, 2002
smallmouth bass 21 Mike Sperry spinnerbait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 7, 2002
smallmouth bass 21 Jim Pollen Mann J30 Crankbait Cayuga Lake, Seneca Co. July 8, 2002
smallmouth bass 21 Leighton Filiatrault plastic worm Grass River, St.Lawrence Co. Aug 16, 2002
smallmouth bass 21 Roger L. Stearns live baitfish Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Nov 3, 2002
smallmouth bass 20½ Louis D'Amico tube jig Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. May 4, 2002
smallmouth bass 20½ Virginia Sue Mart tube jig Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 27, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 3/8 Edward J. Lints spinnerbait Canadarago Lake, Otsego Co. Aug 9, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 1/4 Roger L. Stearns tube jig Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. Aug 22, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 1/4 Mike Schleicher Yamamoto Spider Grub Ballston Lake, Saratoga Co. Aug 30, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 1/8 Roger L. stearns Zoom jerk bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 31, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Art Panfil tube jig Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. May 4, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Marjory Rockwell minnow Lake Ontario, Jefferson Co. July 7, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Roger L. Stearns jerk bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 16, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Virginia Sue Mart jig & grub Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 18, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Roger L. Stearns Skitter Pop Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 26, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 John Templeton tube bait Lake George, Warren Co. July 19, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Steven W. Crysler crayfish Cross Lake, Cayuga Co. Sept 1, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Dale E. Ward Rapala Susquehanna River, Tioga Co. July 30, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 George Louis tube jig Lake Champlain, Clinton Co. Sept 10, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Virginia Sue Mart tube jig Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 21, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 David J. Nugent Woodchopper Susquehanna river, Broome Co. Aug 9, 2002
smallmouth bass 20 Richard Neiss Norman Deep N Croton Falls Reservoir, Putnam Co. Nov 19, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 3/4 Roger L. Stearns Zoom jerk bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 24, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 3/4 Donald P. Hoag Jr. Twin Tail Grub Otsego Lake, Otsego Co. Nov 10, 2002
smallmouth bass 19½ William L. Forrest nightcrawler Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. July 3, 2002
smallmouth bass 19½ Virginia Sue Mart Jig & Grub Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. June 25, 2002
smallmouth bass 19½ Michelle Finlon nightcrawler Cross Lake, Cayuga Co. Sept 1, 2002
smallmouth bass 19½ Roger L. Stearns Skitter Pop Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. July 27, 2002
smallmouth bass 19½ David J. Nugent spinnerbait Chenango River, Broome Co. Aug 3, 2003
smallmouth bass 19½ Mike Schleicher hair jig Ballston Lake, Saratoga Co. Nov 1, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 3/8 Brian James Shad Rap Chenango River, Chenango Co. Sept 19, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 1/4 Mike Schleicher Yamamoto Spider Grub Ballston Lake, Saratoga Co. Aug 30, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 1/4 David J. Nugent spinnerbait Chenango River, Broome Co. Oct 13, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 William Mart St. John's Chopper Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. June 19, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 Virginia Sue Mart craw tube Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 1, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 William E. Schmidt wooley bugger fly Lake Champlain, Clinton Co. Aug 24, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 Franklin J. Phillips Sr Jitterbug Meacham Lake, Franklin Co. Sept 1, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 Roger L. Stearns Zoom Jerk Bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 31, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 David J. Nugent helgrammite Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Sept 9, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 David J. Nugent jig&helgrammite Chenango river, Broome Co. Sept 13, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 David J. Nugent spinnerbait Chenango River, Broome Co. Sept 21, 2002
smallmouth bass 19 Chris Micalizzi spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Oct 10, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 3/4 Roger L. Stearns Zoom Jerk Bait Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. July 17, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 3/4 Roger L. Stearns Zoom Jerk Bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 17, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 3.4 John Lints Bomber Kayuta Lake, Oneida Co. Sept 3, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ Tagge J. Forrest nightcrawler Lake Ontario, Oswego Co. Aug 7, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent white spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. July 14, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent tube jig Susquehanna River Broome Co. Aug 18, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ Roger L. Stearns Zoom jerk bait Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 24, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent tube jig Chenango River, Broome Co. Sept 6, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Sept 2, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent minnow Chenango River, Broome Co. Sept 14, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Oct 14, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Oct 10, 2002
smallmouth bass 18½ David J. Nugent jig & minnow Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Oct 8, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 1/4 Virginia Sue Mart craw tube Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 2, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 1/4 David J. Nugent jig & minnow Susquehanna river, Broome Co. Oct 15, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Roger L. Stearns spider grub Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. June 22, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Robert M. Hensch Zara Spook Owasco Lake, Cayuga Co. June 20, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Robert M. Hensch live shiner Owasco Lake, Cayuga Co. June 27, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 David J. Nugent Baby Torpedo Susquehanna River, Broome Co. July 17, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Paul F. Snyder plastic grub Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co. Aug 3, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Roger L. Stearns tube jig Lake Erie, Chautauqua Co. Sept 8, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Virginia Sue Mart tube jig Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 19, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 David J. Nugent spinnerbait Susquehanna river, Broome Co. Sept 2, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 David J. Nugent spinnerbait Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Sept 12, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Chuck Booker homemade lure Lower Niagara River, Niagara Co. Oct 9, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 David J. Nugent jig & minnow Susquehanna River. Broome Co. Oct 8, 2002
smallmouth bass 18 Chris Micalizzi jig & minnow Susquehanna River, Broome Co. Oct 15, 2002
striped bass 40 George Brockley herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 3, 2002
striped bass 40 Daniel C. Kincaid live herring Hudson River, Greene Co. May 4, 2002
striped bass 40 Andy Corona herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 9, 2002
striped bass 40 Mark Gillenwalters herring Hudson river, Albany Co. May 11, 2002
striped bass 39 Sal Clemente herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 1, 2002
striped bass 39 Robert Paul herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 1, 2002
striped Bass 38 Art Neumon herring Hudson River, Albany Co. April 27, 2002
striped bass 38 Van Zwisohn herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 1, 2002
striped bass 38 Robert Simpson herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 3, 2002
striped bass 38 Jim Talbot herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 8, 2002
striped bass 38 Brian Park herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 8, 2002
striped bass 38 Mike Lombard herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 10, 2002
striped bass 37 Doug Miller herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 4, 2002
striped bass 37 Warren Height herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 7, 2002
striped bass 37 John Obermayer herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 8, 2002
striped bass 37 Edmund O'Neal herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 8, 2002
striped bass 37 Matt Smith herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 9, 2002
striped bass 37 Rich Morrisey herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 10, 2002
striped bass 36 Leo Charbonneau herring Hudson River, Albany Co. May 3, 2002
tiger muskellunge 41 3/4 Edward J. Lints spinnerbait Leland Pond, Madison Co. Aug 19, 2002
tiger muskellunge 41 Edward J. Lints Blue Fox Leland Pond, Oneida Co. Sept 13, 2002
tiger muskellunge 40 1/4 Edward J. Lints spinnerbait Canadarago Lake, Otsego Co. Aug 19, 2002
tiger muskellunge 40 Donald L. Bonde Rapala Canadarago Lake, Otsego Co. June 13, 2002
walleye 32 Edward D. Potts Depth Raider Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Co. Aug 16, 2002
walleye 31 David J. Nugent jig&minnow Chenango River, Broome Co. Oct 31, 2002
walleye 28½ Michael P. Pigott Rapala Mohawk River, Saratoga Co. Feb 27, 2002
walleye 28 Michael P. Pigott Rapala Mohawk River, Saratoga Co. Feb 27, 2002
walleye 27 Michael P. Pigott Rapala Mohawk River, Saratoga Co. Feb 25, 2002
walleye 26 Anthony Campoli Rapala Mohawk River, Saratoga Co. Feb 27, 2002
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