Picatinny Rod & Gun Club
Fishing Tournament Photo Album
July 18, 2009
Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Volunteer Project
14 August 2009 Lake Picatinny Night Bass Tourney !!
Tourney Flashback !! Sept 9, 2005  !!
1SG Dave Stone & SSG Tordillos, Lake Denmark Fall Classic !!
Another Outstanding Sunrise !!
SGM Paul Wilcock wades knee deep
into the Project !!
Jim Huff was nice enough to serve a
hearty breakfast to the early arrivals.
Great job Jim !!
Deconstruction of the old dock began
early !!
Mark Keck, John Rogalo and son and others
did a great job tearing out the old timbers.
north of the main dock
The old planks were pulled up .........
And Hauled away..................
New timbers, decking and supplies
were unloaded.......
New Floating Dockage is prepared for
installation !!
tools to get this project completed and
improve the safety and beauty of the area !
The dock was repaired and strengthened
as needed ! The last time this was done
was many years ago !!
Tom Hartigan and Don Geiss get pumped
should be, a very worthwhile project !!
Many thanks to John Rogalo Jr. who's a
technical and aesthetic success !!
"Click" Schreck trying to lighten Tims catch
at the weigh-in ! He didn't get past Tom
Hartigan's Tourney Director's eye though !
Another Beautiful Sunrise on Lake
Denmark's Northwest corner !
You can't beat it !!
Our 2009 PR&GC Angler of the Year !
Tim Cassidy shows why he was at the top of the Leader
Board all season !!
Congrats to Team Cassidy !!
The Completed 2009 Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Project !!
I am sure it will provide a Safe, Comfortable and Attractive Recreation space to the Picatinny Community for many years to come !!!
14 August 2009 Bass Tourney Class Photo !!
Hartigan with 13.41 lbs and Lunker Bass as
well !! Nice night boys !!
Jusin Saleeby (shown here) and Frank Costanzo
took second place with 13.30 lbs and were closely
followed by Dan Murphy and Jim Huff at 12.57 lbs !!
Tom Hartigan, Tourney Director, hard at work on the
time was had by all ! All fish were returned unharmed
to the Lake Picatinny Waters.
All hands help with the Weigh-in. It takes a great deal
of work to run the Tourney Trail each year so Thanks
to all who participate and help out !!
26 Sept 2009 Lake Denmark Fall Classic Bass Tourney !!
Justin Saleeby hard at work trying to keep
up with the competition !!
Tom "Hurricane" Hartigan doing the weigh-in honors as always, Thanks for running another successful Tourney season For us in spite of the bass damage on Lk
Denmark. How many guys does it take to get Click out of the water...all of them ! Tom Announces the winners, and sadly the not so winners !
The Tourney Participants in all their Pickerel related Glory ! What a Crew ! Now that we got Click's new boat out otf the water, we just need to get his leg out of the
steering wheel ! Tom is heading home for the final time this season of tourney trail action !! Great job !!
The 2011 Final Fall Fishing Fling at Lake Denmark
July 18, 2009
Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Volunteer Project
14 August 2009 Lake Picatinny Night Bass Tourney !!
SGM Paul Wilcock wades knee deep
into the Project !!
Jim Huff was nice enough to serve a
Great job Jim !!
Deconstruction of the old dock began
Mark Keck, John Rogalo and son and others
Some were reclaimed to repair the small dock
north of the main dock
The old planks were pulled up .........
New timbers, decking and supplies
were unloaded.......
New Floating Dockage is prepared for
installation !!
Quite a few volunteers gave their time and
The dock was repaired and strengthened
as needed ! The last time this was done
was many years ago !!
Tom Hartigan and Don Geiss get pumped
up over the new dock ! And proud they
should be, a very worthwhile project !!
Many thanks to John Rogalo Jr. who's a
technical and aesthetic success !!
"Click" Schreck trying to lighten Tims catch
at the weigh-in ! He didn't get past Tom
Hartigan's Tourney Director's eye though !
Another Beautiful Sunrise on Lake
Denmark's Northwest corner !
You can't beat it !!
Our 2009 PR&GC Angler of the Year !
Tim Cassidy shows why he was at the top of the Leader
Board all season !!
Congrats to Team Cassidy !!
The Completed 2009 Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Project !!
I am sure it will provide a Safe, Comfortable and Attractive Recreation space to the Picatinny Community for many years to come !!!
14 August 2009 Bass Tourney Class Photo !!
Hartigan with 13.41 lbs and Lunker Bass as
well !! Nice night boys !!
Jusin Saleeby (shown here) and Frank Costanzo
took second place with 13.30 lbs and were closely
followed by Dan Murphy and Jim Huff at 12.57 lbs !!
Tom Hartigan, Tourney Director, hard at work on the
Weigh-ins ! Eleven boats participated, and a great to
the Lake Picatinny Waters.
All hands help with the Weigh-in. It takes a great deal
of work to run the Tourney Trail each year so Thanks
to all who participate and help out !!
26 Sept 2009 Lake Denmark Fall Classic Bass Tourney !!
Justin Saleeby hard at work trying to keep
up with the competition !!
Tom "Hurricane" Hartigan doing the weigh-in honors as always, Thanks for running another successful Tourney season For us in spite of the bass damage on Lk
Denmark. How many guys does it take to get Click out of the water...all of them ! Tom Announces the winners, and sadly the not so winners !
The Tourney Participants in all their Pickerel related Glory ! What a Crew ! Now that we got Click's new boat out otf the water, we just need to get his leg out of the
steering wheel ! Tom is heading home for the final time this season of tourney trail action !! Great job !!
April 7th, 2012, 0800 to 1400 hrs
The Spring Cast Off Classic Fishing Tourney at
Lake Picatinny
July 18, 2009
Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Volunteer Project
14 August 2009 Lake Picatinny Night Bass Tourney !!
SGM Paul Wilcock wades knee deep
into the Project !!
Jim Huff was nice enough to serve a
hearty breakfast to the early arrivals.
Great job Jim !!
Deconstruction of the old dock began
early !!
Mark Keck, John Rogalo and son and others
did a great job tearing out the old timbers.
Some were reclaimed to repair the small dock
north of the main dock
The old planks were pulled up .........
And Hauled away..................
New timbers, decking and supplies
were unloaded.......
New Floating Dockage is prepared for
installation !!
tools to get this project completed and
improve the safety and beauty of the area !
The dock was repaired and strengthened
as needed ! The last time this was done
was many years ago !!
Tom Hartigan and Don Geiss get pumped
up over the new dock ! And proud they
should be, a very worthwhile project !!
Many thanks to John Rogalo Jr. who's a
technical and aesthetic success !!
"Click" Schreck trying to lighten Tims catch
at the weigh-in ! He didn't get past Tom
Hartigan's Tourney Director's eye though !
Another Beautiful Sunrise on Lake
Denmark's Northwest corner !
You can't beat it !!
Our 2009 PR&GC Angler of the Year !
Tim Cassidy shows why he was at the top of the Leader
Board all season !!
Congrats to Team Cassidy !!
The Completed 2009 Lake Picatinny Dock Rehab Project !!
I am sure it will provide a Safe, Comfortable and Attractive Recreation space to the Picatinny Community for many years to come !!!
14 August 2009 Bass Tourney Class Photo !!
1st Place went to Pete Lombardi & Tom
Hartigan with 13.41 lbs and Lunker Bass as
well !! Nice night boys !!
Jusin Saleeby (shown here) and Frank Costanzo
followed by Dan Murphy and Jim Huff at 12.57 lbs !!
Tom Hartigan, Tourney Director, hard at work on the
Weigh-ins ! Eleven boats participated, and a great
time was had by all ! All fish were returned unharmed
to the Lake Picatinny Waters.
All hands help with the Weigh-in. It takes a great deal
to all who participate and help out !!
26 Sept 2009 Lake Denmark Fall Classic Bass Tourney !!
up with the competition !!
Tom "Hurricane" Hartigan doing the weigh-in honors as always, Thanks for running another successful Tourney season For us in spite of the bass damage on Lk
Denmark. How many guys does it take to get Click out of the water...all of them ! Tom Announces the winners, and sadly the not so winners !
The Tourney Participants in all their Pickerel related Glory ! What a Crew ! Now that we got Click's new boat out otf the water, we just need to get his leg out of the
steering wheel ! Tom is heading home for the final time this season of tourney trail action !! Great job !!
The 2011 Final Fall Fishing Fling at Lake Denmark
This Fine Looking Assembly of Audacious Anglers braved Gusty wind
conditions & a meager bite to Kick Off the PR&GCA 2012 Bass Tourney Season
1. Jim Chodack & Don Capanear - 4 bass, 10.58 lbs
2. Team Here Fishy Fishy (Vance and Brian Chase)
- 5 bass, 6.96 lbs
3. Team Geiss (Don and Don Sr.) - 3 bass 4.96 lbs

The next tourney will be on Swartswood Lake on
Saturday 5 May from 0600-1200 hrs.  We will try to
use the state ramp.  It will be a paper tourney.  
Because it's offsite, anyone can be your partner,
so long as one of you work here at Picatinny or are
military. Let me know if you plan to fish.

Tom Hartigan
Chief, RAM-T Branch
Product Assurance & Test Directorate
PM Ground Combat Vehicle
973-724-5268 office
201-694-7839 cell
tom.hartigan@us.army.mil
Fellow Anglers,
A couple things I need to remind people of - Please be sure to read the new PA-Reg 215-1 for
all hunting, fishing and trapping rules on post AND the 2012 sportsman's map!  You can find
links to these documents on Han's PR&GA webpage -
http://w4.pica.army.mil/outdoor/RodGun.htm
Related to this I have witnessed several boats that were not aware you MUST stay south of the
first major point past the island on Picatinny Lake during duty hours (Mon-Fri, 0730-1700 hrs).  
The reg also describes the guest policy for fishing, how to display your fishing permit and
vehicle pass, how to register your boat with Outdoor Rec, creel limits, and safety restrictions
that have to be adhered to when traveling afield or on the water on post, etc.  PLEASE READ
BOTH DOCUMENTS THROROUGHLY!  As a permit holder you are responsible for knowing
the regs for hunting/fishing on post.  As JVDV will tell you - Ignorance is no excuse for the law!

ALSO: We will need help for a work party at Lake Denmark before we hold the pickerel
contest on 20 May.  Here is what needs to be done:
1. Reposition the plastics grey floating dock parallel to the ramp, and drives stakes to secure it
2. Cut some sticker bushes, weeds and brush along the entrance road to the ramp and parking
areas.
3. Float the new pieces of dock (3) and maybe the old wooden docks (3 if they all still float);
and secure them somehow to the Rip Rap bank, so they don't float away or break loose in the
weather or ice.  
a. The new dock pieces will need to be transported up from the shed at Picatinny Lake
b. This will require a piece of heavy machinery (front end loader or crane?); to move the 2
heavy wooden docks which are currently up on land.  So this requires coordination with Han's
friends from DPW.

I can use some advice on how best to secure the dock pieces to each other and the bank
and/or lake bottom, so they remain in place

More to follow on the work party.  But I'm hoping many of you will show up, as you are the
primary users of the ramp and dock area on Denmark.
Thanks,
Tom Hartigan
PR&GA Fishing Committee Chair
973-724-5268 office
201-694-7839 cell
tom.hartigan@us.army.mil
Crowded Lake Spooky Bass
Newcomers Jim Chodack and Don Capanear Take Castoff Classic

A record field of 14 boats took to Picatinny Lake on a sunny but
blustery Easter Saturday morning.  After the first couple hours of the
2012 Castoff Classic most of the bass in Picatinny Lake had already
seen an offering or two or lures pass by.  So it wasn’t a surprise on
this early spring day that started in the 30s, that the largemouth
population was more than a little finicky.  First time Picatinny
Anglers Jim Chodack and Don Capanear didn’t take long to figure
out the lake.  They found 4 of Picatinny’s finer fish to put together a
10 ½ pound bag which was more than enough to hold off the other
13 boats that morning.  Jim anchored their creel with a near 4-
pounder that took a spinner bait and held up for tourney lunker.  
Their other fish were caught on creature baits pitched in the middle
of the lake.
Team Here Fishy Fishy (AKA Vance and Brian Chase) again proved
their prowess for springtime fishing by landing 5 bass weighing
almost 7 pounds on plastic grubs in the middle of the lake, good for
second place.  And Team Geiss rounded out the leaderboard in third
place with 3 bass weighing nearly 5 pounds that took their offerings
of jigs and superflukes.  And finally Cody Wabiszewski wanted
everyone to know they found a bass willing to hit their soft plastic
bait.
The next tourney will be offsite at Swartswood Lake just outside of
Newton, NJ on Saturday 5 May.  This will be a paper tourney during
the catch and release season.  Each boat will need a golden rule or
equivalent.  Anyone can fish, as long as one of the team members is
a regular on the PR&GA tourney trail.
May 5th, 2012, 0800 to 1400 hrs
The Cinco de Mayo Classic Fishing Tourney at
Swartswood Lake
Todd Reilly & Aaron Graybill did a great job with the Smallies!
The Results :
1. Todd Rielly & Aaron Graybill, 8 bass, 132.5"
2-tie. Click Schreck & Mark Keck, 7 bass, 106.5"
2-tie. Tom Hartigan & Rich Swanson, 7 bass, 106.5"
Lunker - Click Schreck, 21.5" largemouth
Click Schreck And his absolutely great looking
Lunker award winner  !

The PR&GA Tourney Trail continued with another strong showing when 10 boats set out on Swartswood
Lake with their electric motors, a measuring ruler and         tally board for a paper tourney during the catch-
and-release season.  The anglers were hoping the bass would have love on their minds with the full
moon.  But cooler weather and water temps leading up to the event left most of them just shy of the
spawning flats.  Army recruiter Todd Reilly and partner Aaron Graybill had the most success landing,
measuring and releasing 9 bass on the calm overcast morning.  Their 8 best measured a respectable
132.5 inches earning them their first win on the trail.  Most of their bass took an assortment of plastic
craws and creature baits fished off points and drop-offs just outside the spawning flats.
Swartswood showed good potential as a bass fishery by yielding several smallmouth and largemouth
bass over the 3 and 4 pound class to the visiting Picatinny anglers.  None were more impressive then
Click Schreck’s 21.5” bass that would have weighed well over 5 pounds - good for lunker bass honors.  
Click’s pre-spawn sow just out-measured a 21 incher landed by Jim Chodack.  Click’s bass anchored a
nice creel of 7 bass he and partner Mark Keck landed on Senkos and frogs, measuring over 106 inches
and putting them in a tie for 2nd place.  Also tied for 2nd with 7 bass measuring 106.5” was the team of
Rich Swanson and Tom Hartigan.  Rich and Tom caught most of their fish on faster moving reaction
baits, including topwater poppers, crankbaits and jerkbaits.
The next tourney will be a pickerel roundup on Lake Denmark on Sunday 20 May.  We are hoping for a
record field on Denmark to help put a dent in the pickerel population, before more bass are stocked on
the 22nd.   After that the PR&GA Bassmasters return to the tour with another offsite Bass tournament on
Cranberry Lake on Father’s Day in June.




Picatinny Rod & Gun Assoc.
Castoff Classic
When:  Saturday 7 Apr 2012, 0800-1400 hrs
Where: Lake Picatinny
RESULTS

         # Bass    Total Length        Big Bass                Points

1. Todd Rielly &                                                                  13
Aaron Graybill                8        132.5”                19.5”                         13

2t.  Click Schreck &                                        21.5”                          13
Mark Keck                        7        106.5”                                          11

2t. Tom Hartigan &                                                                  11
Rich Swanson                        7        106.5”                18.5”                         11

4. Cody Wabiszewski                                                                  7
Ryan Ordemann                6        85.75”                15.75”                          7

5.  Jim Chodack &                                                                   6
Don Capanear                        5        81.5”                21”                          6

6. AJ Agnor &                                                                          5
Justin Kell                        5        79.25”                                          5

7. Tom Cassidy &                                                                  4
Frank Cassidy                        3        46.5”                                          4

8. Greg Mitchell &                                                                  3
Brad Garie                        3        45.5”                16.75”                          3

9. Sal Longo &                                                                  2
Joe Longo                        2        26”                                          2

10. Vance Chase &                                                                  1
Brian Chase                        1        14.5”                                          1


Lunker Bass – Click Schreck, 21.5” (~5.75lbs)  Largemouth
Now, Click Schreck sent me this picture
of Team Trailer Park's 1st boat, which
looks surpisingly similar to the current
TTP Tourney Craft (TTP-TC) !
The intent was Intimidation of the 12 boat
field for the Friday Nite Tourney.....
You be the Judge !
Git R Done !!
Team Trailer Park 6
Team Trailer Park 1
The PR&GC 2012 Fall Classic !
A 5+ pound Lunker isn't bad on a very low water Lake Picatinny !
September 16th, 2012
Congratulations to Greg Mitchell and Brad Garie who
brought in an impressive bag of almost 13 pounds,
including a 5.27 Kicker to win the Fall Classic yesterday
on Picatinny.  Congratulations also go out to Click "The
Bayou Ogre" Schreck who ran away with this year's
PR&GA Angler of the Year Race.  He and his partner,
and 2nd place finisher Mark Keck, showed great
consistency by finishing in the top 2 spots of four of
the six events.

1. Greg Mitchell & Brad Garie, 5 bass, 12.93 lbs
2. Cody Wabiszewski & Ryan Ordemann, 5 bass, 11.67
lbs 3. Tim Prendergast & Jack Kinney, 5 bass, 11.65 lbs

Lunker bass - 5.27 lbs largemouth - Greg
Mitchell

Our Heros of the 2012 PR&GC Bass Tourney
Season !

Click Schreck & Mark Keck took overall Season
honors with Click as the Angler Of the Year (AOY)
and he and Mark took overall Team Standing.

Congrats to you both & I know it was due to all the
hard work you put in & the tremendous support of
your families !!
Click here for the Fall
Classic Article by Tom
Hartigan
Click here for the 2012
Leader Board Article by
Tom Hartigan
The 2013 Spring Castoff Classic Bass Tourney
On Lake Picatinny was Cold and Windy
But the Anglers turned out to score Big !
All Fish were returned unharmed to Picatinny Lake !!
The 2nd Bass Tourney of the 2013  Season
Was held on Swartswood Lake !! Cody Strikes !!
Click Tim's fish for the AOY Leader Board
Another beautiful Sunrise on Lake Denmark !
Picatinny Pickerel Fest 2013 !!
The 2014 Picatinny Cast Off Classic
Spring Clean-up
Team Geiss Cleans Up in 2014 Castoff Classic on Picatinny Lake
Click here for Tom's
Full Article
Click here for the 2014
AOY Leaderboard