Thursday, June 28, 2018

2018 RE-CAP

Well, another DPC has come and gone and as always, a good time was had by all.  This year 130+ anglers came from as near as down the road, to as far as Colorado and Canada.   We met at the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refugee in Swanton and we can't thank them enough for use of their facilities.  We managed to stay dry for all of check in but you could tell, it was going to be windy on the lake!  Anglers hit the water with captains bags filled with goodies from American Fly Fishing Museum, Green Mtn. Troutfitters, Stream and Brook Fly Fishing, the DPC, Predator Fly Gear tourney shirts and B3NTH apparel.
Most anglers reported a tough day battling the wind and trying to find wind love wherever possible. So, anyone hoping to plant themselves on a deep water lump had their work cut out for them.  It was wet out there but nothing heavy and the thunder and lighting stayed at bay.  At the end of the day, anglers headed home and most that we talked to had a tough go of it but, when we saw the day 1 photo submissions and score updates it was evident that not everyone struggled.

Day 2 started the same way as day 1, wet but, the wind sat quite a bit and many teams were able to hit spots that were relatively unfishable for smaller craft the day before. While it seems like you have a large chunk of time on day 2, hours turn into minutes and before you knew it, it was lines out and time to head to the Lakewood Barn.

The awards at the barn is where the participants can really compare notes, swap flies, tell tall tales and have some laughs with old friends and new.  In fact, so many participants who were once strangers, form long standing bonds that cross state lines and lead to fishing adventures for years.  Upon entering the barn Anglers were treated to their tables full of swag from the guys at Postfly, Thanks Postfly!!  Beverages were drank and food was consumed (thanks to Tatro catering!) all while scores were being compiled the team at Rippled Waters. .  Prizes were handed out from,
RUSuperfly, Green Mtn. Fly Fishing Camp, Green Mtn. Troufitters, Rep Your Water, Predator Fly Gear, Reddington, Howler Bro's, Chole SalomoneArt, Cheeky Fly Fishing, Whistle Pig Whiskey, Julbo Sunglasses, Stream & Brook Fly Fishing, FlyVines, Tall Cat Coffee, Vermont Fly Guys, Sam Aronson Art, Rio, Cortland, Orvis, Hungry Trout Lodge, Tacky, Bn3th, Berkshire Outfitters, The Forged Fly, & Nick Mayer Art.  Thank you all!

We also decided to raffle some bigger ticket items this year and some lucky winners went home with a Postfly streamer rod and a Rock River fly rod. Not to mention another pickler is sitting back with his feet up enjoying a new HD flat screen 55" TV courtesy of the DPC.  Congrats to our raffle winners!

This year we had quite a few scorecards that counted too many bass handed in and as a result of that, internet connectivity issues and human error, a  couple scorecards had slipped through the cracks by our scoring team.  Rule sheets are handed out with scorecards and available on the website. We also reminded folks on social media to review the rules and supplied a link for them. Nevertheless, the buck stops with us and rest assured next year we will use a double verification system to assure 100% verification. The official leader board supplied below is picture verified for prize categories and all involved in scoring discrepancies have been interviewed and are in agreement that the results are correct.  


                                  2018 DPC Champ Kemener Whalen of team Swamp Bass

-With that said, this years DPC winner is Kemener Whalen of Team Swamp Bass with a whopping 22 individual points! Kemener is the 1st person to ever take top angler from a non motorized vessel. 2nd place was a 3 way tie between Tom Getz of team Basscar, Matt Dickstein from team Bad Monkey and Max Hogg from team Paddlin for Bass. After review and picture verification of each of their 8th fish it was Tom Getz who took 2nd and Matt Dickerstein in 3rd.


                             Top team Swamp Bass with their prizes and some friends


-Top Team awards went to Kemener Whalen & Matt Cain of team Swamp Bass who put up a huge total of 40 team Points! Not only that they did it paddling which makes them the 1st paddle team to ever win the event.They were followed by Jay Modry and Matt Dickstein of team Bad Monkey with a solid 39 pts. and Ben Wilcox and Mike Woulf of team Bash Badge Plus with 37 pts.
                                                    Top Paddler Kemener Whalen

-In the paddle division it was once again Kemener Whalen's 22 pts that held the lead followed by his teammate Matt Cain with 18pts. 3rd place was taken by Jeremy Levett of Canada, fishing with The Eh Team.



                                                Eli Martell with a nice 28" bowfin for top exotic

-There was a bunch of bowfin caught but it was Eli Martell of team The Big Labasski who took it down with a bowfin measuring 28"



                                             Adin Girard took top Jr. Angler with 15 points

-One person we would like to acknowledge is the top Jr. angler, 16 yr old Adin Girard.  Adin's score sheet slipped through as an adult and not a Jr.  As a result, the Jr. angler was awarded to 8 yr old Maya Dziedzic who put up an impressive 13 points.  Upon seeing Maya's face light up when awarded Adin choose not to throw his arms in protest but instead kick back and feel happy for this Young angler...........That, ladies and gentelmen, that is what the DPC is all about!!!!!  As a result of his actions, Adin will be receiving a new Orvis recon 8wt courtesy of the DPC.



                                       Noah Lynch takes the Jr. most rock bass catagory

-This year we also added a fun catagory for the kids in the Jr. Division.  The most rock bass caught in the 2 days of fisihing would recive a prize.  Well, that prize was won by no other than the kid who thought of it, Noah Lynch who took the prize with 17 rock bass.  He was followed by Henry Dowhan with 15.





                                                 Maya Dziedzic taking the dink award

-The top Dink award went to Maya Dziedzic of team Big Pappa Dill & My Lil Gerkin.  Maya was our younest female angler ever and also took home the best team name along with her pop John Dziedzic.


                                                     Sean Martin with a loooong 36" pike

-In the pike catagory it was Sean Martin who took home the win with his lengthy 36" pike. Not only was it 1st place, it was Sean's 1st pike in his life!!!!  2nd place was taken by DPC vet Chris Samson with a pike of 34". That was followed by another DPC alumni Mr. Bradon Weaver in 3rd who landed a 30" pike.



                                       Max Hogg takes $1200 with the Big Pickle


-Last but not least is last years top Jr. angler who took home the big pickle and also landed himself in 4th place overall.  For his 20" bass Max Hogg of team Paddlin For Bass received a check at the barn in the amount of $1200 cold hard cash!



                                                   Lake Champlain 6/24 P.C. Quinn Lynch (802 bass)

The sun has set on another pickle.  Everyone made it on and off the water safe and sound with a story to tell. Can't wait to do it again next year. Thanks again to our sponsors and participants!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indy Results                                                    



NameFinal ScoreRank
Kemener Whalen
22
1
Tom Getz
20
T2-15.75
Matt Dickstein
20
T2-14.25
Max Hogg
20
T2 - 13.75
Brian Zinger
19
T5
Jay Modry
19
T5
Mike woulf
19
T5
Seth Meunier 
19
T5
Ben wilcox
18
T9
Matt Cain
18
T9
Evan Dickinson
17
11
Jeremy Levett
16
T12
John Synnott
16
T12
Nick Chiarelli
16
T12
Ralph Kucharek
16
T12
Adin Girard
15
T16
Matthew Scott
15
T16
Nathan Thurber
15
T16
Brian Cadoret 
14
T19
Dillon Brooker
14
T19
Matt Hogg
14
T19
Matt Rogerson 
14
T19
Nathan Scott
14
T19
Sean Dickey
14
T19
Chad johnson
13
T25
Dana Evans
13
T25
Jared Shaw
13
T25
John Abair
13
T25
John Dziedzic
13
T25
Kevin ramirez
13
T25
Maya Dziedzic
13
T25
Nick Mayer
13
T25
Patrick Sharrow 
13
T25
Timothy Hayes
13
T25
Dan Russell
12
T35
Ryan Beaulieu
12
T35
Stan Steen
12
T35
Bryan Wood
11
T38
Eli Martell-Crawford
11
T38
Elliot Thomas
11
T38
Jake Borgeson
11
T38
Marc Guy
11
T38
Reed Atkinson
11
T38
Andrew Masenas
10
T44
James Kontos
10
T44
Brian Forest
9
T46
David Girard
9
T46
ELIZABETH GRADY 
9
T46
Jay Seals
9
T46
Nathan DIckinson 
9
T46
Ryan Fitzgerald
9
T46
Chris Lynch
8
T52
Chris samson
8
T52
james peluso
8
T52
Tim Shaw
8
T52
Andrew Fraser
7
T56
Bob Muncil
7
T56
Brandon Weaver
7
T56
Brendan Barden
7
T56
C.J. Freeman 
7
T56
Jay Aylward 
7
T56
Jon Zukowski
6
T62
Matt Crawford
6
T62
Shawn Ricker
6
T62
Ben Brunt
5
T65
John Derr
5
T65
Calvin Kontos
4
T67
Chalaun Blanchard
4
T67
Michael Peluso
4
T67
Noah Lynch
4
T67
Scott Edwards
4
T67
John Bond
3
T72
Jon Lindeberg 
3
T72
Steve Stanley
3
T72
Finn Barden
2
T75
Kevin Oxford
2
T75
Sean Martin
2
T75
Tim Birmingham
2
T75
Jonathan Debono
2
T75
Dave Underwood
1
T80
Greg Brown
1
T80
John Wood
1
T80
Tom Waidlich
1
T80








TeamFinal ScorePlace
Swamp Bass
40
1
Bad Monkey
39
2
Bass Badge Plus
37
3
Castaways
35
4
Reel Vermont 
33
T5
Paddlin for bass
33
T5
Into the Basslands
31
T7
We're Bass Guys
31
T7
S.S. Minnow
28
9
Basscar
27
T10
Predator Fly Gear
27
T10
ADK Brothers
26
T12
Ass, Grass or Bass (nobody rides for free)
26
T12
Big Papa Dill & My Lil Gerkin
26
T12
Kind of a big dilly dilly!
26
T12
Bassackwards
24
T16
Old Dirty Basstards
24
T16
FISH TANK
24
T16
Dad...take me fishing!!
21
T19
Get Bent
21
T19
Shaw's Law
21
T19
She's so Scurvy
21
T19
Rippled Bassers 
18
23
The Big Lebasski
17
24
Team AJ
16
T25
The Eh Team
16
T25
Gyros & Perogies
14
27
Grab Bass
13
T28
Massholes with flypoles
13
T28
Record Rock Bass
13
T28
White Mountain Boys
13
T28
802 Bass
12
T32
Amish Anglers
12
T32
Team ANUSTART 
12
T32
Yard Goats Fishing
11
35
Hook, Line & Drinker
10
36
Bassachusetts
7
37
EZ Hookers
6
38
Go Bass or Go Home
5
39
Bassticular Fortitude
4
40
Mud Turtle
3
41








NameFinal PointsPlace
Kemener Whalen
22
1
Matt Cain
18
2
Jeremy Levett
16
3
Brian Cadoret 
14
4
John Dziedzic
13
T5
Maya Dziedzic
13
T5
Nick Mayer
13
T5
Stan Steen
12
8
Elliot Thomas
11
T9
Reed Atkinson
11
T9
Brian Forest
9
11
Scott Edwards
4
12
Tim Birmingham
2
13





Jr. Angler
Adin Girard15
Maya Dziedzic13
Calvin Kontos4
Noah Lynch4
Finn Barden2
Caleb Covey0
Henry Dowhan0
Quinn Lynch0
Zachary Favreau0