Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers

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The Oak Orchard River Bassmasters were founded on February 23, 1976, chartered by B.A.S.S. on March 1, 1976 and New York State B.A.S.S. Federation on March 29, 1976.  Charter members were: Jack Ainslie Jr., President; Em Seefeldt, Vice President; Mike Elam, Secretary-Treasurer; Stan Schroeder, Kenneth O'Murek, Robert Elam, Gerry King, Dennis Regling and Bob Fox.  Since its creation, the club has been involved in holding bass tournaments for its members, creek clean-ups, kids' fishing contests, public fishing film festivals with tackle dealers' displays, involvement in National Hunting and Fishing Days, and other fund raisers.

In the 80's, due to philosophical differences with B.A.S.S., the club disaffiliated from B.A.S.S. and the New York State B.A.S.S Federation.  It was at this time that the club adopted its present name of The Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers.  In 2003, the club re-affiliated with B.A.S.S. and the New York State B.A.S.S. Federation and has fielded a 6 man team for the NYS BASS Federation Club Team Championship since 2004.


Boat ownership has never been, and never will be, a requirement for membership. Some of the club's best tournament anglers started out fishing in the back of someone else's boat.  Club members have won numerous tournament championships across New York State and in Canada. 

If you are looking for good competition against top notch bass anglers while maintaining an atmosphere of friendship and sportsmanship, then look no further.  The Oak Orchard River Bass Anglers are for you.  The club has always encouraged family participation and still does, offering family memberships for spouses(significant others), children and grandchildren.  Several spouses(significant others) compete in club tournaments and often place high in these events. 

It would be impossible to put a monetary value on the experience available from our members, yet it is there for the price of club membership.  Full details on membership requirements are available elsewhere on this site, as is contact information.  Feel free to contact us if you are at all interested in becoming a member.  

 Good Bassin'
Em Seefeldt, President






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