2017 DPC

We're very excited to announce the 2017 Ditch Pickle Classic "Catch-Photo-Release" Fly Fishing Tournament on Lake Champlain!

The 2017 DPC based out of Swanton, Vermont will be held on June 24th-25th on beautiful Lake Champlain.  The DPC is open to anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Dan Russell & Dillon Brooker / "Kind of a Big Dill" - 2016 1st Place Team

You don't need a big fancy bass boat to fish the DPC either! Kayaks, canoes and motor boats are all permitted. The DPC is a team event and we make every effort to pair people up with team mates and fill empty seats in boats. 
Each team will have 1-3 anglers and, if you want to be a 1-man team, you will be responsible for the team entry fee of $100. If you are your own 1-man team, you must still have a co-rider to assist with photographic documentation of your catch! We're allowing more than 1 team to fish from a boat as long as it's within reason.

Spectators may ride along or pilot a boat for a team.

Don't be scared off if you don't have a boat! If you have a strong desire to fish in the DPC but have any apprehension what-so-ever, please send us an email to DitchPickleClassic@gmail.com and we'll do whatever we can to make it happen for you! The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can get you set up!

2017 Prize Categories...

Dillon Brooker - 2016 Top Angler
- 1st Place Team
- 2nd Place Team
- 3rd Place Team

- 1st Place Individual
- 2nd Place Individual
- 3rd Place Individual

- 1st Place Paddler

- 1st Place Junior Angler (under 18)

- Largest Northern Pike

- Best Exotic Fish (Bowfin, Gar, Carp)

- Dink Award (Smallest Bass)

- Breakdown Award (it happens every year!)

*Big Pickle (Largest Bass / Largemouth or Smallmouth)
* Seperate $ Pool

Tournament Weekend... 

Check in...
On Saturday the 24th, we will have our check-in at the Headquarters for the Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge on Tabor Road. Click HERE for directions and info about the site.
Checking in at the refuge headquarters (2015)
We will be open for check-in as of 8:30am on the 24th
Check-in hours = 8:30 - 10am
Lines in @ 11am!!

We encourage all competitors to arrive early for check-in!

The headquarters has plenty of parking for boats/trailers, and it is very close to our designated launch at the Larry Greene Access.

The Larry Greene Access is located on Rte. 78 and directions can be found HERE.

Every angler must check-in and sign a waiver prior to launching!

Awards BBQ...
We will hold the post-tournament BBQ on Sunday 6/25 at the Lakewood Farm on Lakewood Road. Lakewood Rd. is directly across the street from the Larry Greene Access (see the map below.)  The official tournament "Weigh-in/Awards Ceremony" will take place during the BBQ, so all entrants and spectators are strongly encouraged to attend regardless of how you did in the tournament!  There is no charge to attend the BBQ and we'll do our best to make sure you don't leave hungry! 


The Goods... 

Again for the 2017 DPC, thanks to a partnership with our good friends at Tunaskin Aquatic Apparel, each angler participating in the event will receive a Tunaskin Performance Longsleeve Shirt as part of their entry!!!
That's a $35 shirt included with a $50 entry!!

We're also supplying each team with a captain's bag, filled with an assortment of products from the many other generous sponsors of the Ditch Pickle Classic!  


The DPC Experience...

The Pickle has become a highlight of the season for many.  We expanded the event to a 2-day format to make room for more quality fishing and more time hangin' with buddies, soaking in the Lake Champlain vibes.  Take the DPC too seriously and you might miss the point, which is to have fun.  Don't come the the DPC for the win...come for the experience.

Here's a list of folks that are down for the 2017 experience... 


2017 Team Listings...Check Back Frequently!...

1. Kosher Dills
John Dziedzic
Dan Dziedzic
Donald Dziedzic

2. Rippled Bassers
Tim Hayes
Ben Brunt

3. Bassachusetts
Jay Aylward
Thomas Waidlich

4. Imbassiles
John Cooper
Jeff Faulkner

5. Stealth Basselopes
Jay Modry
Matt Dickstein

6. Pickleback
Matthew Lapointe
Chris Boucher
Tyler Wood

7. Hartford Yard Goats
Elliot Thomas
Jeremy Clapp

8. Kind of a Big Dill
Dillon Brooker
Dan Russell

9. They Call Me Big Popper 
Pat Cohen
Dan Lomanto

10. Time Flies
Adam Kornuth
Jamison Haskins

11. BassKing in the Sun
Shreve Soule
Brian Lang

12. Gyros & Perogies
Mike Kontos
James Kontos
Jeff Dybinski

13. Oh Canabass
Chris Morgan
Anthony Monette

14. Puff Puff Bass
Evan Potter
Nate Moreau

15. Amish Anglers
John Wood
Bryan Wood

16. Bass 2 Mouth
John Churcher
Brenden Provost

17. Popper Pimps
Dylan Snell
Reed Kennedy

18. Bed, Bass & Beyond
Kevin Favreau
Zach Favreau
Spencer Favreau

19. Bass Lives Matter
Mike Galarza
Corey Pelletier

20. We're Gonna Need A Bigger Bass
Scott Edwards
Tim Birmingham

21. Life in the Bass Lane
Brandon Trombly
John Trombly

22. Aquaholics
Sam Wyman
Wayne Rock

23. Castaways
John Synnott
Brian Zinger
Dave Tilton

24. Bass Monkey
Brian Forrest
Brian McAllister

25. Bassackwards
Patrick Sharrow
Jake Borgeson

26. Madame Oar's Gentlemen
Jamie LaMent
Brady Zelenka
Carter Glass

27. Team Delgringos
Dan Dow
Chris Wietsma

28. Norfolk & Chance
Michael Hill
Andy Conlan
Tom Dowhan

29. Forceps and Foreheads
Chris Bernier
Steven Keating

30. Breaking Bass
Jonathan Rose
Austin Coles

31. Team RYNO
John Gamble
Mario Gagliardi

32. RYNO Classifieds
Ryan Maturski
Scott Maturski
Howie Maturski

33. Basscar
John Birkheimer
Brendan Hare

34. Bend-It Bass Fishing
Joshua Treadwell
Aaron Treadwell

35. Bass Badge Plus
Ben Wilcox
Michael Woulf

36. Southern Aquaholics
Eric Traverse
Jackson Morse

37. Pretty Bass For A Fly Guy
Sean Moriarty
Andrew Masenas

38. Go Bass Or Go Home
Steve Stanley
Jonathan Debono

39. Minnesota Pikings
Davif Bahrenburg
Pete Bahrenburg

40. Paddle That Bass
Kemener Whalen
Matt Cain

41. 802 Bass
Chris Lynch
Noah Lynch
Quintin Lynch

42. Dirty Ditch Ticklers
Kyle Schaefer
Zak Robinson
Taylor Marton

43. White Mountain Boys
CJ Freeman
John Zukowski

44. Deep in the Bass
Jeff Guilmette
Solomon Lakey

45. P.B.R. (Pounding Bass Regularly)
Chad Johnson
Chris Samson

46. Casting Covey's
Caleb Covey
Marc Covey

47. Bass Assassins
Mark Collins
Evan Collins

48. Ol' Dirty Basstards
Marc Guy
Dana Evans

49. Bassterminds
Chris Nuckols
Dave Forbes

50. Team AJ
Andrew Fraser
Jay Seals

51. Bassin Away
Roland Tramble
Zach Rabideau

52. Paradise
Corey Barrows
Joe White

53. SS Minnow
Nathan Scott
Mathew Rogerson

54. Messin with Bassquatch
Jon Lindeberg
Dave Underwood

55. ADK Brothers
Evan Dickinson
Nathan Dickinson

56. Inglorious Bass Turds
John Abair
Kevin Ramirez

57. The Dirty Hooker
Erik Hurley

58. The Forged Fly
Matt Hart 
Bill Sylvester

59. Bassholes
Max Hogg
Casey Stouffer

60. Green Mountain Project Healing Waters
Chris Boutin
Greg Ziek
Anthony Hamilton

61. Predator Fly Gear
Nick Mayer
Brian Cadoret

62. Champlain Wishes & Caviar Dreams
Henry Rackliff
Matt Crawford

63. Happy Hookers
Joshua Bent
Chad Fay
Warren Fairbanks

64. Buster Broadmeade & Turdy Spear
James Mugele
Ralph Kucharek

65. Big Red
Byron Bobilin