The Eastern Division closed out its regular season yesterday at Walkers Pond and Upper/Lower Mill Ponds, three connected bodies of water in Brewster.
Unfortunately I wasn’t at this one, so I don’t have all the details. I did, though, check the standings a few times throughout the day, so I knew it was a tough bite. I fished these ponds quite a bit back when my in-laws had a house in Chatham, so I know the numbers put up are not indicative of what those ponds can produce.
Despite the slow day, one that produced no limits, some good fish were caught. Three of the top four bass were smallies, including a monster 20.50 caught by Torrence Davis.
For a while, it looked like Torrence was going to win the smallmouth lunker pool and the overall lunker pool, but with a little over 30 minutes left in the event, Mike Morcone smoked a 20.75 fatty largemouth, which ultimately took the overall pool, leaving Torrence’s big sally at the top of the smallmouth leaderboard.
Mike also smashed a 22.25-inch pickerel to take home the pickerel lunker pool as well.
We paid out four spots for this event, and landing in fourth place was our resident hip-hop star Kelvin Nova. It wasn’t much, but his 40.50 was enough.
Kevin Amaral didn’t have much either, but his 46.50 bested sixteen others for third place. Can’t complain about that, right?
Like Kelvin and Kevin, Bruce Levy only had three fish, but he had two on the bigger end, which gave him 49.25 and second place—and pretty much locked him in for Angler of the Year. But we still have the Championship, so we shall see…
The angler of the day, however, was Mike Morcone, who sat on a grass line all day and waited for the bass to come to him. He only caught four, but three were good ones, including that 20.75-inch slob. His 71.75 was more than enough to take the win. Add in lunker and pickerel lunker, and that’s a pretty good payday. Congrats, man!
And congrats to everyone else! Seems that the bite was tough all across the state, with the Western Division closing out their season on a stingy bite as well.
Maybe we’ll put this one on the schedule again next year since it was an off day. Who knows?
You can check out the final results here.
Our next event is the championship on Webster Lake on October 23. I will post the list of qualified anglers soon!