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Baldwinsville carp fishing returns for fourth straight year

By David Figura / The Post-Standard
February 21, 2010
Baldwinsville carp fishing returns for fourth straight year. The Red Mill Inn, Baldwinsville NY

Bring out your boilies. For the fourth year in a row, a professional carp fishing tournament is returning to Baldwinsville this spring.

CARP Tournament Series earlier this month accepted the invitation from the village of Baldwinsville to bring its Northeast Regionals tournament back to Central New York. The Oklahoma-based, professional tournament organization will once again draw a field of international and American anglers to the banks of the Seneca River on May 13-15.

The Seneca River has a well-earned reputation as a prolific fishery for the common carp. The past three tournaments have produced eye-opening catches. Since 2007, anglers caught and released a cumulative weight of more than 47 tons of carp — more than 94,000 pounds.

Competitors are expected to vie for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes while fishing at predetermined peg locations along the tournament course from Baldwinsville’s Lions Community Park to the Onondaga Lake Park.

All sorts of custom bait is used, ranging from corn to boilies (scented dough balls).

The two-person teams fish for 50 consecutive hours from the shoreline during the competition.

“Our competitors are attracted to this venue because it is not only a test of angling tactics and technical ability, but the Seneca River challenges the stamina of even the best of the anglers,” said David Moore, the tournament director.

As in the past three years, the tournament will be headquartered at the Red Mill Inn in the village.

The registration fee is $500 for a two-person team, with a deadline of May 1.

Registration details are on the tournament Web site or by calling 918-914-2256.

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