T-Shirts Are Now Available!

Okay, the first run of MAKB T-shirts is back up for pre-order.

Since a number of you expressed a desire to have the larger logo on the back, and many more chose that option in the poll, I had my artist come up with two new, simpler designs for the front of the shirts because I didn’t think our older, smaller logo looked good on the front.

After sitting with them for a few days, I decided I didn’t like one of the new designs, either. It just looked awkward. Since my only preference is that each T-shirt looks good and is high quality, here’s the compromise:

The T-shirt with the new stylized red-and-white logo will remain the same—big logo on front, small on back. The T-shirt with the new “vintage” logo will go on the back, with the new, simpler text-based logo on the front.

These will be printed on high quality, 100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz black Gildan T-shirts. Sizes range from small to 5XL.

(Hoodies are in the works; might wait until fall for those.)

Order between now and Sunday to secure the pre-order sale price! You can place your order by clicking the SHOP link above.

If you have any questions, let me know.


Knockout Series Sign-Up Is Live

The sign-up period for this year’s Knockout Series has begun. If you would like to participate, please let us know by commenting on the pinned sign-up post on our Facebook group or by sending an e-mail through our Contact page above.

If you’re not familiar with what the Knockout Series is, it’s a bracketed, three-fish limit, CPR (catch, photo, release), one-on-one tournament series. You fish until you’re knocked out of the competition!

Entry fee is a one-time, non-refundable (after March 14, 2017) payment of $50. Payments can be made via PayPal (preferred) or by check/money order.

Check/money order payments must be received by March 1, 2017. Cutoff for PayPal payments is midnight March 14, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS! Pairings will be selected the following day

Anglers will be randomly paired to start and beginning on April 1 will have one month to six weeks (depending on how many anglers sign up) to get their match complete.

Each round will run for six weeks, starting April 1 (depending on ice out) until all matches are complete. The exact time periods are as follows:

Round 1: Apr 1–May 12
Round 2: May 13–Jun 23
Round 3: Jun 24–Aug 4
Round 4: Aug 5–Sep 15 (last round with 16 anglers)
Round 5: Sep 16–Oct 28 (last round with 32 anglers)

Winners of each round move on until one angler remains victorious above all others.

We need 16 anglers minimum and will cap it at 32.

You can find the official rules here and FAQs here. Please note that the rules for the Knockout Series are more relaxed than those for our regular tournaments. If you plan to fish both series, make sure you know the rules.

If we’ve missed anything or you have questions, let us know.


20 Epic Minutes!

Tournament #5 is done!

We fished Snipatuit Pond today. The day started calm and clear, so like probably everyone did, I started out fishing topwater. I didn’t have much luck catching bass, but did pretty damn good catching pickerel. We should’ve done a side pool for pickerel lunker. Haha.

Anyway, about an hour in I caught my first bass, a dink. I made my way into Black Pond around 9 AM, intending to first skip the frog under the overhanging bushes, but some other guys were fishing that area, so I moved down to the other end and began fishing the pads with a Damiki Air Frog. No luck in the pads…

Then I cast out deeper over some milfoil, and a giant inhaled the frog. The way it hit, I was convinced it was a pike or an 8-pounder. Unfortunately it was just 4lb 14oz (20.5″).

Not long after, in the same area, I pulled out another 4-pounder (19.25″). Right around the corner, flipping into a laydown, I got another (19.25″). Right after that, once again on the frog, I nailed another (19″).

Four four-pounders in twenty minutes! Unreal.

The bite died after that. It took me a couple hours to catch another bass. I skipped the frog up under a little culvert that had some water pouring into it from the bog on the other side, and a bass nailed it. It went 17.25″, which was good to cull the dink. And that was it for me, aside from a few more pickerel.

Pretty awesome day, though. I was in the right place at the right time.

Here are the complete results:

1st Place: Ken Wood – 95.25″
2nd Place: Chris Diranian – 60″
3rd Place: Bruce Levy (Bam) – 57″
Lunker: Ken Wood – 20.5″

Thanks again to everyone who came out. You guys rock! And congrats, Chris and Bruce!


Next one is Johns Pond on July 9. Hope to see you there!