Tag: Snipatuit Pond

In the Last Twenty…

The latest Thursday Night Throwdown took place last night on Snipatuit Pond. Six anglers showed up, two backed out last-minute, so we’re still paying out eight spots.

With the evening drop in temperature and rain all day, the bite was definitely tougher than expected out there.

For a while, Matthew Conant was the only one with a fish—a dinky 13.75. Nate Chagnon then moved into first with a 14.50, where he stayed for a while. Scott Rhodes then moved into first with two fish, and he later added a third to keep the top position for most of the night.

I wasn’t paying too much attention to the leaderboard, so I missed some other movements, I’m sure, but I know Matt tied Scott at one point, but Scott still had the lead with a bigger fish for the tie-breaker.

Derek Brundle lost a phone overboard, then had an 18.50 he couldn’t take a photo of because his other phone wasn’t working properly in the rain, so he left. Had he gotten a photo of that fish, he’d have won with a solid 52.75.

But in the end, it was Matt who pulled off the win, landing a 15.75 twenty minutes before the buzzer that put him ahead of Scott by two inches.

Great job, fellas! Congrats.

Results can be found here.

This may be the last Throwdown of the season. They’ve been fun, and we’ll undoubtedly do them again next year. But we’ll see. In two weeks, if the weather is looking good for a Thursday-nighter, we’ll set one up.

The Lunker King Wins Big!

We had twenty-five anglers battle it out on Snipatuit Pond yesterday, putting an exclamation point on our fourth season.

It was a different kind of year, but given all the restrictions and hurdles associated with it, I think it turned out pretty good.

As for yesterday, the lake produced fairly well, but the bite seemed a bit off to me. Anticipating that possibility, with it being fall and all, I went for a quick limit. Good idea in theory. I had four on the board by 7:30, with another 9-incher rocketing off the board, and then shore-fishermen showed up, so I switched areas.

I caught three more upgrades after that, but none were that big. I think the water level messed me up a bit. I went looking for deeper water all day, but from what I was hearing at the ramp, a lot of good fish were caught in very shallow water. I’ve never seen the water so low there.

Live and learn, right?

No smallies at this place, so we ran just an optional pickerel lunker pool. This one was close, with Joseph Daddeo and Chris Titi (not pronounced “titty,” FYI) both entering 23.75s, with Joe’s being so close that I had to have all of the MAKB staff involved in making the call. Ultimately it was determined that we could not definitively say it did not touch the line (and then Joe provided a better, clearer photo), so it came down to a tie—which may come as a surprise to Chris since he entered his as a 23.50.

Since we do not have the option of going to the next biggest pickerel, tie-breakers go to the angler who caught the fish first, which was Joe, who caught his at 7:46 AM.

I’m not a fan of that time-submitted rule, so next year optional lunker pools will be split evenly when there’s a tie. For now, though, congrats, Joe!

Tournament lunker went to Gerard Elias, who hauled in a 21-inch tank minutes after lines in. Good stuff, sir.

With just three fish on the board when the standings went offline, two late-day 17s bumped Sean Dwyer up into the winner’s circle, taking fifth place with 74.50.

This is Sean’s first year fishing with us and his first time in the money! Great job, man.

Despite placing second when we last fished Snipatuit, Lee Kennon didn’t even remember. When I told him that Bruce backed out, and he was in, Lee replied, “Cool. Never been. Hope we have a plentiful day.” Well, I’m sure it all came back to him once he got on the water, and though it wasn’t as plentiful as last time, his 74.75 was plenty good for fourth place.

Kickers often equate to money, and the 20.25 that Paulo DeMorais landed just before 10 AM did just that, landing him in third place with 81 inches. Nice!

John Ferreira has been on a tear lately, and yesterday marked his fourth money event in a row, his sixth this season. John tossed a ned rig around rocks all day and put up a solid 82.75 for second place.

Kickers are key, as I mentioned, and Gerard Elias, who is consistently improving as an angler, keeps figuring out a way to catch them. Yesterday’s 21-incher gave him his fourth lunker win of the season, and his 21.75 from earlier in the year is the season lunker!

But lunkers don’t win events by themselves. Gerard also put up four more solid bass for a total of 85.25, more than enough for the win and a very fine stamp on a great season. Awesome job!

Check out the final standings here.

And there you have it. Season #4 is done! I’ll do a longer post about that and next season at some point soon, but I do want to thank everyone for coming out this year. It’s been a weird one, but successful nonetheless.

While this is the last regular-season event, we often do at least one more for fun, weather-permitting. And maybe we’ll finally get around to doing some ice-fishing events. We’ll see!

Thanks again, everyone!

Three Times a King

Our annual Three Lake Throwdown is in the books!

Thirty-one of us split the three lakes, ten each at Snipatuit and Agawam Mill, and eleven at Glen Charlie. Mother Nature walloped us pretty good with strong winds all day and intermittent light rain, which made it relatively chilly for those of us who stupidly believed the forecast and wore shorts and a T-shirt.

Overall, it seemed to be a tough bite for most of us. I know it was for me. Lots of fish, but all small. Even the lone pickerel I caught was tiny.

Finding those bigger bites made all the difference today, and many anglers found it late in the day. Lots of movement on the leaderboard after the standings went off at noon.

In years past, typically one lake outperformed the others in this event. Today, they all produced equally. Out of the top ten, three fished Snipatuit, three fished Agawam Mill, and the remaining four fished Glen Charlie. And the top three each fished a different lake.

As such, the bonus winnings from the increased entry fee will go to top three anglers.

Here’s how it all played out…

Pickerel Lunker: Kelvin Nova (aka Medicen Rexx) (23.00)
Lunker: Kelvin Nova (21.00)

5th Place: Bruce Levy (79.75)
4th Place: Chris Catucci (80.00)
3rd Place: Wally Ultsch (81.00)
2nd Place: Valber Santos (82.00)
1st Place: Joseph Daddeo (89.00)

D’Addeo crushes it yet again! This is his third win with us this season and, according to TourneyX, his eighth overall. Beast mode! Valber is crushing it this year as well, placing in the money at all but one event (New Bedford Reservoir).

Great job, guys! Well deserved.

Check out the full results.

With the upcoming KBF Trail event on Lake George and the KBF SuperTrail event on China Lake/Messalonskee Lake, our next event isn’t until September 19, on Lake Maspenock. So hang tight.

Oops! Almost forgot (as usual): thanks for judging, Kevin!

19 Epic Minutes!

We fished Snipatuit Pond today, and…man, it was HOT! What little wind there was…was also HOT! Haha. Brutal.

Twenty-four of us toughed it out, though. You guys are awesome.

It was tough fishing for a lot of people. I don’t know what everyone was throwing, but awesome job if you caught them. Especially on the main lake. That one can be stingy.

We paid out five spots and lunker, plus pickerel lunker. John Ferreira didn’t catch any bass, but he did catch a 23-inch pickerel worth $140. Congrats, man!

I spent most of the day throwing the Sprinker frog, which pretty much sucks in any weed situation. Lame. So a little after 1 PM I finally smartened up and put on the trusty old Booyah Pad Crasher and immediately hooked up. I caught three upgrades in 19 minutes in one set of pads, one of them being a 20.75-inch, 6.17-pound tank. That was lunker largemouth for the day.

But we also had three 20.25-inchers caught, one of them being Gerard Elias’s new PB! Congrats, sir!

Fifth place went to Mike Elrick, with 64.75.

Bruce Levy and Domenic Eno tied with 75.25 apiece, but Dom had the next biggest fish, so Bruce took home fourth and Dom third.

Lee Kennon had the lead for most of the day, but he ended up in second with 85 even.

And that was because I lucked out and managed to find one of those magical spots that produced three bass in quick succession—at 1:10, 1:22, and 1:29—which bumped me up nearly 10 inches to 91.50.

If I hadn’t made the choice to tie on a different frog, Lee would have won. Crazy.

So…congrats everyone! Thanks for sticking it out and fishing in that awful heat. Next Saturday, at the moment, is looking better.

Check out the full results here.

See you at the next one!

20 Epic Minutes!

Tournament #5 is done!

We fished Snipatuit Pond today. The day started calm and clear, so like probably everyone did, I started out fishing topwater. I didn’t have much luck catching bass, but did pretty damn good catching pickerel. We should’ve done a side pool for pickerel lunker. Haha.

Anyway, about an hour in I caught my first bass, a dink. I made my way into Black Pond around 9 AM, intending to first skip the frog under the overhanging bushes, but some other guys were fishing that area, so I moved down to the other end and began fishing the pads with a Damiki Air Frog. No luck in the pads…

Then I cast out deeper over some milfoil, and a giant inhaled the frog. The way it hit, I was convinced it was a pike or an 8-pounder. Unfortunately it was just 4lb 14oz (20.5″).

Not long after, in the same area, I pulled out another 4-pounder (19.25″). Right around the corner, flipping into a laydown, I got another (19.25″). Right after that, once again on the frog, I nailed another (19″).

Four four-pounders in twenty minutes! Unreal.

The bite died after that. It took me a couple hours to catch another bass. I skipped the frog up under a little culvert that had some water pouring into it from the bog on the other side, and a bass nailed it. It went 17.25″, which was good to cull the dink. And that was it for me, aside from a few more pickerel.

Pretty awesome day, though. I was in the right place at the right time.

Here are the complete results:

1st Place: Ken Wood – 95.25″
2nd Place: Chris Diranian – 60″
3rd Place: Bruce Levy (Bam) – 57″
Lunker: Ken Wood – 20.5″

Thanks again to everyone who came out. You guys rock! And congrats, Chris and Bruce!

Next one is Johns Pond on July 9. Hope to see you there!