On May 11, 25 anglers from across the state came together at A-1/Stump Pond in Westborough to compete in the second MAKB Central Division event of the year.

Fortunately, we were greeted with much better weather and far fewer weeds than last year’s event, which was plagued by cool temperatures, rain, and endless weeds. It was a wise choice to schedule this event a bit earlier in the season.

As the name suggests, Stump Pond is known for its underwater stumps and, unfortunately, one angler learned that the hard way when they hit a stump and took an unexpected dip into the water.

Carl Hartwick took the top position with 85.75 for his top 5 fish, catching most of his fish on a spinnerbait, a springtime classic. Not only that, he also scored the biggest bass of the event with a 19.25, which beat out two other fish of the same size. Lunker tiebreaker goes to the longest bass on the board, and Carl’s edged out the other two.

Matthew Conant brought in an 84-inch limit, securing the second-place spot. Kevin Amaral came in third with an impressive 81.50, and fourth place was awarded to Ken Wood with a total of 80.75. Finally, Mike Morcone snagged the final paying spot with 78 inches.

But wait, there’s more! Ken Wood was crowned the Double Down winner, beating out Khoa Doa by seven inches. And pickerel lunker was awarded to Denise Cunniff with her impressive 22.75-inch pickerel.

Congratulations to those in the money! And thanks to all who came out to fish with us. Hope to see everyone at our next MAKB Central Division event on Singletary Lake on June 1.

Check out the full results here.