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 two lakes, one of which is a longtime honey hole and the other a place I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid, and I managed just two bass, only one being a keeper.

Yeah, that’s humbling. Haha. But let’s talk about the winners!

Yesterday, as most of you know, John Ferreira put up a seemingly unbeatable 414.25 inches, roughly 150 inches ahead of his nearest competitor.

Around noontime on day two, however, Allan Seniuk and Steve Scott started making some moves. Around 4 PM, Allan moved up into second place, inching closer to that top spot…

And then I turned off the standings. Don’t you love when I do that?

Allan did take the lead, bumping John down to second place, and he began adding to it, looking to reach 500 inches by the 6 PM deadline. He didn’t quite get there, though, and ended up with a whopping single-day total of 31 bass for 462.75 inches!

But…he didn’t win.

Emerging from the purgatory of 1x signal strength, Steve Scott began surging up the leaderboard as he uploaded everything he was unable to earlier in the day. Steve’s 36 bass totaled out at 471.50 inches, just shy of 500 but plenty enough for the victory!

Congrats, bro! And to Allan and John—great job out there!

Each of these three anglers beat the rest of the field by at least 100 inches! Wow!

Steve also won a YakAttack Park-N-Pole kindly donated by Dennis Kiroff. The top three won a prize pack from Three X’s Fishing, and the top five—which included Jay Sebastian (4th) and Joseph Daddeo (fifth)—won prize packs from KneeDeep Tackle!

Thank you for that!

We also had a few lunker side pots. For those, Cameron Burke took the largemouth pot with his 19.50, and Gabe Portes’s 18.25-inch smallmouth nabbed him the smallie pot. Awesome job, guys!

Thanks to everyone who fished this one! Next time we’ll do it earlier in the year.

To the winners, payments will be made within 48 hours. This will give us time to go through the submissions and make sure everything is accurate.

Thanks again, and congrats once more!