Well, that was fun!
We had 22 anglers compete at Oldham today. Our biggest turnout yet! Awesome.
The weather was great, if maybe a bit too calm at times. But it was a good day, and a lot of good-size bass were caught!
At 1 PM, when the standings were turned off, Ken Wood was in first place and Steve Scott was in second. Unfortunately in the last two hours, Steve was bumped down to fifth place (we paid out five spots today). He had a respectable 79 inches.
Both Bruce Levy and Mark Johnson ended up with 83.25 inches, good enough for third and fourth place, respectively (because Bruce had the bigger bass).
Ken Wood got on fish early, had his first bass in the net at 7:03 and a decent limit by 9 AM, with his fifth bass being a smallmouth—at Oldham! (Who the hell put smallies in there? A couple minutes later, he lost another, bigger smallie!) Ken was able to upgrade a few times but didn’t catch anything after 12:35 PM. Sadly, his 83.50 inches was booted out of first place and into second place in the last two hours—by someone who had just two fish at 1 PM!
That someone was Mike Elrick!
Not only did Mike add 51 inches to the board between 1:40 and 2:22 PM to secure the win by over five inches, he had the day’s biggest bass: a fat ol’ 20.50-incher!
Talk about a come-from-behind victory! Awesome job, Mike!
And congrats to everyone else in the top five.
You can see the full results on TourneyX.
Anyway, it was great seeing some new faces out there—Ari , Ben, Jay, and Tom! Great seeing everyone else again, as well.
And thanks for the help, Bruce and Donald, and Peter!
Our next tournament is on September 30, at East/West Monponsett. We’ll be launch from the west side, but you can go under the road and fish east as well. Hope to see you there!