The Catch ‘Em All Fall Brawl

Originally called Oktoberfish, then changed to the Catch ‘Em All Fall Brawl, we held a late-season online no-limit event on October 5–6. The rules were simple: fish one of two days, 6 Am to 6 PM, on any public body of water, and catch as many fish over 12 inches that you can. Easy enough.

Well, it was a barn burner for some, and a very humbling experience for others.

I fished……


And the 2019 MAKB Angler of the Year Is…

The Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ Angler of the Year race is a tough one. Points are based on an angler’s top twenty-five bass of the season, plus bonus points awarded for finishing in the top five. Seems simple enough, right?

It’s not.

Anglers wishing to become the MAKB Angler of the Year need to compete in a minimum of five events, consistently catch limits, put quality fish on the board, and finish in the top……


One Big Fish, One Big Win

Well, that’s all she wrote! The 2019 regular season is in the books.

Twenty-six of MAKB’s finest fished Long Pond and Little Long Pond in Plymouth today for our season closer. Many who pre-fished reported less than stellar results, lots of small fish, and…that’s pretty much how it played out today.

As always, we also ran some optional lunker pools. This time smallmouth and pickerel.

Valber Santos walked away with the pickerel cash. He……


Brazil Takes the Win (and Thanks, Sarah)

Twenty-three of us hit Lake Massapoag early this morning for the second to last regular-season event of the year, and the lake was in a giving mood. Everyone caught at least one fish! Cool.

First, thanks for judging, Sarah.

We paid out five spots, the 50/50 raffle, plus lunker pools for largemouth, smallmouth, and pickerel.

Gerard won the 50/50 raffle. Second time this year!

Ari Stonehill smashed a massive 27-inch, 5-plus-pound pickerel, which was more……


Crushing the Competition

This past Saturday Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ ventured north of Boston to Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes in Medford. Twenty-two anglers made the trip.

We made this one a roadrunner event, which allowed anglers to launch from any public launch area on either lake, but most dropped into Upper Mystic from the main ramp, while four of us gave Lower a go.

The baitfish were going crazy in the morning, right at the ramp and along the……


Common Reasons for Deductions/Disqualifications

As this community grows, we’re seeing a lot of new faces at our events, which is a great thing. On the negative side of that coin, we’ve also had to disqualify or give deductions to a number of fish submitted during our tournaments. So it’s time we discuss it…

First, and this should go without saying, READ THE RULES! Please. We follow Kayak Bass Fishing’s rules for the most part, and you can find……


Official Statement Regarding the Three Lake Throwdown

On Saturday evening, July 20, 2019, it was determined that the winner of the Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ (MAKB) Three Lake Throwdown, Renato Serrocha, from Rhode Island, submitted two photos of the same bass, using photos taken two minutes apart but submitted four hours apart. Independent reviews by MAKB, Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC (KBF), and an impartial third-party reached the same conclusion: the double submission was intentional, representing a deliberate attempt to defraud.

In keeping with……


A Sweet Victory Turned Sour

Thirty anglers fished our annual Three Lake Throwdown today, nine of which were at Lake Sabbatia, ten at Lake Nippenicket, and eleven at Neponset Reservoir.

The weather was hot, mostly sunny, but at least at Nippenicket it was pretty windy at times, which took the sting off the heat somewhat.

I don’t know all the details on how the other lakes fished, but it seemed like there was a decent bite going……


First MAKB Victory

I’m exhausted. And depressed. Who picked this damn lake?

Anyway, twenty-three of us fished Long Pond in Freetown/Lakeville today. Eleven anglers had limits. Bruce, who is laid up with a back injury, judged today, and said mid-lake seemed to be the most productive area.

Whatever the case, five anglers put enough fish on the board to walk away with some cash. =)

We ran an optional pickerel lunker pool today, and……


Experience Pays Off

Thirty-three anglers fished Lake Cochituate today, our second biggest turnout ever, and our biggest turnout for a single-lake event (we had 37 fish our Lake Rico/Neponset Reservoir season opener).

It was a great day to fish, with a little wind that only really kicked up at the end of the day, as we all sat there and watched those renting kayaks struggle against the gusts and waves. Pretty irresponsible of that company to continue renting……