Another one down!

Today was interesting. Things started out relatively calm, partly cloudy. Later, the rain started, light at first, then it stopped, then it picked up again. Torrential downpours followed, thunder, lightning, and a fun tornado warning.

The weather was all over the place today. Luckily we only had to pause for a short period of time.

Twenty-three anglers came out for this one. We paid out five spots, lunker largemouth and lunker pickerel.

Normally we’d rather not catch pickerel, but many of us were hunting them today. No one found a giant, but Allan Seniuk hauled in a 21-incher and took home a good chunk of change for his efforts.

A lot of solid bass were caught as well (out of 127 total), and the biggest was a 19.50 that Lee Kennon put on the board late in the afternoon.

Allan and Lee also fished their way into fifth and fourth places, each with 79.25, respectively. Congrats, fellas.

Last year’s A-1 champion, Bruce Levy, didn’t quite reach those heights again this year, but a respectable 82.75 landed him in third place. In fact, that’s 1.25 inches more than he won with last year.

After holding onto first for much of the day, I was bumped down to second sometime after noon, when I shut off the standings. I had an even 86 inches.

And the man who bumped me out of first place? Kevin Amaral! Kevin had a solid 87.25, which was more than enough for the victory! Congratulations, sir. Well deserved!

You can find the full standing here

Thanks for coming out, everyone, and thanks to those who rode out the storm! It was wet, but it was fun!

That sounds dirty. Haha.

Our next event is on August 18, our annual night tournament. This year it’s at Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton. You can register on TourneyX now.