Author Topic: June 12th Father's Day week Fishing Tournament Final Results - Winners announced  (Read 4392 times)

Mike - Whisperwood

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Congratulations to the 2013 Father's Day week Whisperwood Bass Tournament Champions:
Rick Echlov: 21.75" - 6 pound largemouth bass
Ken Wood: 17.50" - 2.75 pound smallmouth bass


As usual, the lead changed frequently and Chris Treeleaven's 21.5" largemouth bass caught on the last full day of fishing was just 1/4" short of winning the title.  Ken Wood's 17.5" smallmouth bass also caught the last full day of fishing action took over and won the smallmouth division.  Sixteen anglers were in this year's event and there were four groups:  two groups of two and two groups of six and EVERY group caught a 5 bag limit well over 20 pounds - that is serious big bass quality!  Salmon & McGrath lakes provided the environment for big bass and the skilled Whisperwood anglers delivered with many impressive catches.  There were numerous 3 & 4 pound bass and 5 bass recorded over 20 inches.

For those that asked about the Tournament records:
May 2012 tournament - Whisperwood Mike's 22 inch - 6.5 pound Largemouth bass
August 2010 tournament - Ned Shackett's 19 inch - 3.5 pound Smallmouth bass.


Below is the complete Tournament report for the 4 day and Father's Day morning tournament.  Complete tournament results and photos are posted on the Whisperwood web page - link to tournament results at top of home page - please check it for all the action and photos during the tournament.

Day One Fishing report - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - We arrived early at Whisperwood with all the excitement and anticipation generated by these events, however, mother nature had other ideas. With blustery winds and constant rain, this was not the way we wanted to begin the Father's Day fishing tournament.  As usual conditions constantly change and after very little fishing during the morning the afternoon saw some fishing action and after dinner the winds subsided and the rain took a rest and the fishing picked up significantly.  Rick and I have been making our fishing trip to Whisperwood for the last 25 years and we have seen just about every type of weather condition but the change of fishing conditions today was extraordinary. 

For a day we initially thought would be a total bust ended with Rick getting the first day largemouth bass lead with a 20.5" beauty, and our boat landed another 19.5" lunker along with 4 solid bass of 3 to 3.5 pounds (Photos will be posted on the June Big Bass page)  We probably only fished a few hours all day but still managed to land some significant bass.  Oh yes, and as we saw this spring, we caught two more giant pickerel over 23".

Even  under these adverse conditions, Rick's 20.5" largemouth and Ken's 13" smallmouth are the early leaders, but as we all know by now, early leaders rarely win the tournament, stay tuned for each day's results.  We have 10 anglers entered in the tournament with a possibility of 6 more joining in before the weekend.

Day Two Fishing report - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - The weather gods were with us today in central Maine because while Massachusetts and Connecticut had another miserable, rainy and cold day, we woke up to clearing skies and light winds with no rain, amazingly we had a beautiful Thursday in Maine today and the Whisperwood anglers responded with some fish and photos. (now  posted on the June Big Bass page) 

Denny's 5 pound, 20" largemouth bass was just 1/2 inch short of the lead and Ken's 19" largemouth also missed the leading mark.  Mike had several solid 18 & 18.5 inch largemouth bass but couldn't get past the leader today, plenty of fish were caught and Rick's 17" smallmouth removed Mike's 14" smallie from the division lead.

Current standings:  Rick's 20.5" largemouth bass and 17" smallmouth bass lead both categories, but with 16 anglers participating in the Father's Day tournament there is still plenty of fishing time left for more lead changes.  The tournament ends at breakfast on Sunday.  Stay tuned for Friday's report.

Day Three Fishing report - Friday, June 14, 2013 -  I am beginning the report this afternoon but will certainly update it later when all of today's results are known, however, I wanted to report another special fishing day at Whisperwood for Rick and Mike. More solid largemouth bass in the 18 to 19 inch range, that's a dozen so far for the three days and  Rick's quality bass catching continues with more big bass in the boat.  After Mike brings in this beautiful 20" bass, Rick does one better by increasing his largemouth bass lead with this giant 21.75" - 6 pounder!

Another excellent day of fishing at Whisperwood and some big bass caught by both tournament anglers and Whisperwood guests.  Denny continued his outstanding fishing with another lunker bass, a 20.25" - 4 lb. 12 oz. largemouth bass, his third bass over 19 inches and his 17 inch smallmouth bass ties Rick for the lead in the smallmouth division.

Whisperwood guest, Don landed a beautiful 4.5 lb. - 19.5 inch largemouth bass.

Current standings:  Largemouth bass division:  Rick - 21.75 inches:  Smallmouth bass division:  Rick & Denny - 17 inches.

Day Four Fishing report - Saturday, June 15, 2013 - More big bass were caught last night and during the day today and as usual early leads don't last long.  Ken's 17.5" smallmouth moved Rick out of first place and Ken's 20.5", Steve's 20.75" and Chris' 21.5" largemouth nearly missed tying Rick's 21.75" leading largemouth bass.  It is amazing that even a 6 lb. 21.75" bass is not a safe lead in the Whisperwood Bass Fishing tournament. 

Day Five Fishing report - Sunday morning, Father's Day June 16, 2013 - there were no lead changes the final morning, however, more big bass were caught.  Mike's 19" - 4 pounder was a Father's Day delight and Steve Cristo's 17, 18 & 19" bass added to his impressive big bass total.  I hope to receive more updates from the anglers and I will post photos as they arrive.

Congratulations to ALL the tournament anglers - you put on an outstanding Big Bass catching show and I challenge any New England bass tournament to match these numbers!

The quality bass caught during this tournament was incredible - with numerous three & four pounders,  and 5 bass over 20 inches -  these numbers would make any Bass Professional envious. 

Final Standings:
largemouth bass division: Rick Echlov - 21.75" - 6 pounder
smallmouth bass division: Ken Wood - 17.50" -  2.75 pounds
« Last Edit: June 18, 2013, 05:35:44 PM by Mike - Whisperwood »

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Re: June 12th Fishing Tournament begins with a "Noreaster"
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 05:20:41 PM »
sounds good - isn't the 20.5 the leader? (LOL) you must be cold!
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 09:12:34 PM by rvolkers »

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Re: June 12th Fishing Tournament begins with a "Noreaster"
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 05:23:31 PM »
"Noreaster"???  -- Memorial Day was a "Noreaster" -- sounds like you folks had some breezy showers! OH YOU FAIR WEATHER FISHERMAN"?

keep up the good work! sounds like a BLAST as long as your catching the quality fish that are there - i expect nothing less than a 7 to 8 pounder from your boat!!! AND I KNOW YOU GUYS CAN DO IT!!!
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 09:16:12 PM by rvolkers »

Mike - Whisperwood

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Re: June 12th Fishing Tournament begins with a "Noreaster"
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 09:44:00 PM »
Yes Russ, Rick's 20.50" largemouth bass is the leader and now his 17" smallmouth is also leading the smallmouth division.  (We will have to do something about that!) - we have 16 people in the Father's Day tournament - a terrific group with many excellent and experienced fishermen.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 09:29:59 AM by Mike - Whisperwood »