Monthly archives: August, 2017

Limits! Limits! Limits!

Twelve of us fished the Charles River today, and all of us caught limits. I think that’s the first time everyone has caught a limit in one of our events. Maybe not. I don’t know.

Anyway, we launched from four different areas along the river. I launched in Millis and went downstream. I caught my first bass within minutes and ended up catching well over 20 throughout the day. Fifteen of those were big enough for the Northeast No Limit Showdown, and my biggest five went 73.25 inches.

I was in first place early, then bumped to second by Mark. I knocked him down to second at some point, but shortly after my descent to seventh place began.

I just couldn’t find any big fish. Some did, though, as always.

Steve Scott landed the day’s lunker: a hefty 20-incher with a funky three-fingered tail.

In the last 45 minutes, Valber Santos put two on the board that bumped him up to 78.75 inches and into third place, where he stayed.

Donald Davis did the exact same thing: two last-hour fish that pushed him into second place with 80.50 inches.

First place was secured by 11 AM, and Allan Seniuk took home the cash and trophy with an even 81 inches.

See the full results here on TourneyX.

Congrats again, everyone! Glad you came out, hope to see you at the next one: Cook Pond on September 2!

And great meeting you, Jesse and Chris!


Wet and Windy

It was a wet one today! We had 18 anglers. Lots of fish were caught, and a number of good ones.

I’m at a wedding, so I’ll keep it brief…

Chris Diranian hauled in the tourney lunker—a 19.75—on the magical Pats swimbait in the last hour.

I was in second at noon when I turned off the standings. In the final two hours, though, I was bumped down to fourth.

I caught a ton of fish—got 15 for the Northeast No Limit Showdown—and ended up with 83 inches.

Jacob Schur took third with a solid 87.50 inches.

Not satisfied with just the biggest fish, Chris Diranian also nabbed second place with 88.25 inches.

Edmar Junior made a rare appearance today and it paid off. His 89.50 inches topped the field. Congrats, man!

And everyone else. It was wet and windy, but a good day nonetheless. Except for Brett Krill. Brett had a bad day (see his submission on TourneyX—YOWCH!). Hope that heals quickly, man.

See the full results here on TourneyX.

Appreciate everyone coming out! Our next tournament is on the Charles River (Medfield stretch) on August 19. Hope to see you there!


The Northeast No Limit Showdown: A Few Things…

To those who signed up for the Northeast No Limit Showdown, thank you! This is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this, so we appreciate you giving it a shot. Should be a great event!

That said, while I don’t anticipate any issues, please be patient if there are any bumps in the road.

To help make sure everything runs smoothly, though, I want to mention a few things:

All bass submitted must be at least 12 inches.

You may use the identifier available on TourneyX (and posted below), or you may just add the code—PWT—to an existing identifier, such as KBF’s.

Hawg Troughs only! No other measuring device is allowed in this event.

The standings page on TourneyX will only show a maximum of 12 submissions; I have set it to show 8 for this event. So it will show each angler’s biggest 8 fish submitted and an overall length of all fish submitted.

I am judging this event and also competing in it. Obviously that creates a conflict of interest. So I am going to post on our Facebook group page (in a photo album) the TourneyX photo of every fish I submit, along with each individual fish’s length and a total length of all fish submitted. This will be the judge’s photo, which looks like this:

Doing this, allowing everyone to verify my submissions, should hopefully create enough transparency to eliminate that conflict of interest.

We had 40 anglers sign up, so we’re paying out four spots and a total of $800, which comes out to:

1st – $400
2nd – $200
3rd – $120
4th – $80

We had two optional lunker pools, and they will payout as follows:

Largemouth – $115
Smallmouth: $70

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Good luck!