Susquehanna Bass Association

The Susquehanna Bass Association is a bass club based in Oneonta, NY. We have approximately 70 members from across the central New York region. The club was formed in 1987, and fishes regular bass tournaments every week or two from June through the end of October. We fish in two-person teams, usually with a five-fish limit.

If you are interested in joining, call Vic: (607) 432-5262 or Don (607) 547-5794 or email

latest news

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at the American Legion, 279 Chestnut Street, Oneonta on May 4 at 6 PM. Agenda items will include the 2014 tournament schedule and election of officers

In Memoriam

Club member Joe Kosina passed away February 7 after a long battle with bladder cancer. Joe fished with the club for more than ten years, usually with one of his sons. He was always in a good mood, always had a smile, and will be missed by all. His obituary can be viewed here .

Art and Nate VanSteenburg Memorial Classic

For the last few years the fall fishing has been tough on Otsego Lake, and this year's "Classic" saw this trend continue. Fourteen boats competed October 26-27 and most reported slow fishing and tough conditions. This year's Anglers of the Year, Mike Barse and Vice VanSteenburg, continued their winning streak with a two-day total of 24.47 lb. See Results and Standings for details

The final regular tournament of the 2013 season was held on Goodyear Lake, October 20. Fishing was a little slow, and not too many big fish were caught. Nevertheless, Phil Kroll and Eric Keller brought in a nice bag weighing 14.22 lb, beating out second place Bruce Hall and Vince Fink by almost 4 lb. Mike Barse and Vic VanSteenburg sealed their victory as 2013 Anglers of the Year with a total weight of 133.30 lb. This year we decided to drop the weights from each team's two poorest tournaments, which brought them down to 114.69 lb. Second place was taken by Lou Falvo and Dave Hubbard, with 95.57 lb.

empire toyota anglers of the year, 2013

Congratulations to Mike Barse and Vic Vansteenburg, Susquehanna Bass Association Anglers of the Year (sponsored by Empire Toyota), with a total weight of 114.69 pounds (after dropping their two lowest weights)

previous anglers of the year

Mike Barse / Vic VanSteenburg
Mike Barse / Vic VanSteenburg
Mike Barse / Vic VanSteenburg
Jim Dillenbeck / Lou Falvo
Lynn Baciuska / Gregg Fobare
John Burnside / Gary Edwards
Jim Dillenbeck / Lou Falvo
Allan Green / Peter Green
Bruce Hall / Vince Fink
Lou Falvo / Vic Vansteenburg
Jim Dillenbeck / Vic Vansteenburg
Jim Dillenbeck / Vic Vansteenburg
Jim Dillenbeck / Vic Vansteenburg
Bob Gray / Don Hoag
Mike Barse / Vic VanSteenburg

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Wiggins Tree service

Cooperstown Bass Guides

OMB Trophies, 607-432-4154

Sportsman Adventures, Hannaford Mall, Oneonta

Kirn's Body Shop, 607-547-8784

Ross Paving Contractor, 607-432-0901

Gruver, Zweifel & Scott, LLP

Oney's Garage, 607-433-4665

J.M.S. Contracting 607-433-7665

David M. Dugan, DDS, MD, PC, 607-432-8808

Gordon B. Roberts Agency Inc

Dave's Auto Care

Peggy Parker Real Estate

House of Paws Kennel

Mirabito Fuel Group, Sidney

Dunkin Donuts, Oneonta

Gozigian, Washburn & Clinton Law Office

Empire Toyota

Club Information:

Tournament rules

Club history and records


The Classic

Club officers, committees and numbers

Forms to download and print:

Membership application / renewal

Waiver form (must be filled out and signed each year)

Sponsor application form