Dan McGarry

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I started Bassfishing at age 9 on the South Carolina home of my Aunt in Summerton South Carolina.  During those years most of my fishing was done wading on the waters of Santee Cooper, mainly Lake Marion and other small waters in the area.  I would fish from shore walking and wading almost every weekend and any day I could.  I would try to target Bass but would fish for and catch almost any thing I could catch, including a 55 pound Blue Cat fish, Crappies, Bream and many 20 pound Carp.
In 1973 I started fishing Greenwood Lake in New Jersey with the same Techniques I had been using in South Carolina and having moderate success.  During the following years Bassfishing was still new to this area although the BASS explosion was occurring I still was not aware of it.  At this time I would read “FISHING FACTS” and many other publications.  I learned by fishing and reading Buck Perry and Dave Hawk, and following what was the original BASS tour.  I fished every minute trying all the new methods and began trying to understand the seasonal patterns.
In 1982 I returned to South Carolina and fished a couple of local events and finished in the top 50 out of 200 fellow competitors, I was still not hooked on Tournament fishing.  Sometime after that I started fishing Redman events and joined the Bassfishing club I belong to now, Long Island Bassmasters. I fish an average of 40 days a year and will fish 20 Tournaments on average every year.  I also do various seminars and instructional guide trips every year.  I enjoy sharing information, learning and helping other Bassfishermen regardless of experience in this great sport.

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Club Affiliations: 
Long Island Bassmasters 1985 to present
Suffolk Bassmasters 1996 to 1998
Redman 1988 to present
Bass Anglers Sportsmen's Society 1981 to present
New Jersey Bass Federation 1996 to 1998
New York Bass Federation 1991 to present
 

dan_mcgarry_art_pic_2Accomplishments & Achievements

Long Island Bassmasters Angler of the year 1998 and runner-up 1997,1989
Long Island Bassmasters Mr. Bass 1986
Long Island Bassmasters Classic winner 1998
Greenwood Lake 5 time winner
Whaley Lake 2 time winner 2 time second place
Lake Ronkonkoma 3 time winner 3 time second place
Wildwood lake 2 time winner
Fort pond 3 time winner
Candlewood Lake 3 time second place
Lake Glenmere 1 win, 1 second
Forge pond 2 time winner, 2 time second place
Fresh pond Hither hills 3 time second place
Bantam Lake 1 time winner 1 second place
Lake Zoar 2 time second place
Lake Lillinona 1 time second place,
Oscawana Lake 3 time second place
Highland Lake 1 time second place 
 
Redman Appearances 
Hudson river 4 times
Candlewood 1 time,
Potomac river 1 time
Cayuga Lake 2 times
Thousand Islands 2 times 
 
New York Federation Appearances 
Mohawk river
Hudson river 2 times
Cayuga Lake
Thousand Islands 
 
New Jersey Federation Appearances  
Greenwood Lake 2 times
Lake Hopatcong 1 time
Candlewood Lake 1 time 
 
Key Stats : Largest Limits  
Mahopac Lake 6 fish 23.09#
Bantam Lake 5 fish 18.02#
Mahopac Lake 5 fish 18.00#
Greenwood Lake 5 fish 15.14#
Whaley Lake 5 fish 14.11# 
 
Key Stats : Largest Bass  
Greenwood Lake (Largemouth) 9.04# 1980
Lace Mill pond (Largemouth) 8.05# 1986
Lake Ronkonkoma (Largemouth) 7.06# 1986
Whaley Lake (largemouth) 6.15 #1995
Highland Lake (Smallmouth) 6.05# 1996 
 
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