2018 DPC

We're very excited to announce the 2018 Ditch Pickle Classic "Catch-Photo-Release" Fly Fishing Tournament on Lake Champlain!

The 2018 DPC based out of Swanton, Vermont will be held on June 23rd-24th on beautiful Lake Champlain.  The DPC is open to anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Jeff Faulkner &  John Cooper (not pictured) of team "Imbassiles" took top team again in 2017!

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!

2018 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 23rd, 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 23rd
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 6/24 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... 

This year the DPC is excited to team up with Predator Fly Gear to supply our custom 2018 DPC shirts to our competitors!
PFG Performance Shirt

PFG is a Vermont based company featuring the amazing artwork of Nick Mayer on Slick looking high performance fishing shirts.

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 2018 experience... 


2018 Team Listings...Check Back Frequently!...

#1. Get Bent
    Stan Steen
      Rusty Steen

#2. Kind of a Big Dilly Dilly!
Dan Russell
Dillon Brooker

#3. Yard Goats Fishing
Elliot Thomas
Jermey Clapp

#4. Rippled Bassers
Tim Hayes
Ben Brunt

#5. O.P.P. (Other Peoples Pickles)
Tyler Atkins
     Reed Kennedy

#6. Gyros & Perogies
Mike Kontos
James Kontos
Calvin Kontos

#7.  Castaways
Brian Zinger
John Synnott

Jay Aylward
  Tom Waidlich

#9. Bad Monkey
Jay Modry
Matt Dickstein

#10. Life In The Bass Lane
Brandon Trombly
John Trombly

#11. Ass, Bass or Grass(Nobody Rides for Free)
John Abair
Kevin Ramerez

#12. Fish Tank
Adin Girard
David Girard

#13. Go Bass or Go Home
Steve Stanley
Jonathan Debono

#14. Bassackwards
Patrick Sharrow
Jake Borgeson

#15. bASS Bangers
Ben Boileau
Chris Overton

#16.  Massholes With Fly Poles
John Derr
Michael Puleso
James Puleso

#17.  Bass Turds
Eric Traverse
Jackson Morse

#18.  Predatory Fly Gear
Brian Cadoret
Nick Mayer

#19. The Sticky Pickles
Pat Cohen
Dan Lomanto

#20. Big Papa Dill & My Lil Gerkin
John Dziedzic
Maya Dziedzic

#21. Bassticular Fortitude
Jon Lindeberg
Dave Underwood

#22. 802Bass
Chris Lynch
Noah Lynch
Quinn Lynch

#23. White Mountain Boys
C.J. Freeman
Jon Zukowski

#24. Paddlin for Bass
Max Hogg
Matt Hogg

#25. Pickle Dickey
Sean Dickey

#26. bASS Clappers
Tom Carton
Jeff Heney
Justin Ward

#27. Bass Badge Plus
Ben Wilcox
Michael Woulf

#28. Shaw's Law
Jared Shaw
Tim Shaw

 #29. EZHookers
Tim Birmingham
Scott Edwards

#30.  Hook, Line & Drinker
Brandon Weaver
John Bond

#31. Amish Anglers
John Wood
Bryan Wood

#32. North & South
John Weare
Don Martin

#33.  Mud Turtle
Greg Brown
Sean Martin

#34. Chris, John & Steve
Michael Hill
Andy Conlan
Tom Dowhan

#35. Bass Assasins
Mark Collins
Evan Collins

#36. Casting Covey's
Marc Covey
Caleb Covey

#37. Basstweekendever
Jeff Guilmette
Solomon Lakey

#38. Dad.........Take Me Fishin
Chris Samson
Chad Johnson
Chris Sam Samson

#39. Swamp Bass
Matt Cain
Kemener Whalen

#40. Team AJ
Andrew fraser
Jay Seals

#41.  2 In The Perch, 1 In The Bass
David Bahrenburg
Pete Bahrenburg

#42. ADK Brothers
Evan Dickinson
Nathan Dickinson

#43. S.S. Minnow
Matt Rogerson
Nathan Scott

#44. The Forged Fly Guys
Matt Hart
Bill Sylvester

#45. We're Bass Guys
Matthew Scott
Nick Chiarelli

#46. Bed, Bass and Beyond
Kevin Favreau
Zachary Favreau

#47. Basscar
Tom Getz
Bob Muncil

#48.  The Bash Brothers
Alex Feuti
Taylor Feuti

#49. The Big Labasski
Matt Crawford
    Eli Martel-Crawford

#50. Record Rock Bass
Finn Barden
Brendan Barden
Shawn Ricker

#51. Anustart
Andrew Masenas
Kevin Oxford

#52. All Bass. No Treble
Daniel Dow
Chris Wietsma

#53. Paradise
Joe White
Corey Barrows

#54. Old Dirty Basstards
Dana Evans
Marc Guy

#55. Bass Backwards
Zach Rabideau
Roland Tremble

#56. The Eh Team
Oscar Levett
Jeremy Levett

#57. Team Ramrod
Reed Atkinson

#58. She's So Scurvy
Ryan Beaulieu
Elizabeth Grady

#59. Grab Bass
Ryan Fitzgerald
Chalaun Blanch

#60. Reel Vermont
Sean Dickey
Seth Meunier

#61. Team Henry
Henry Dowhan

#62. BDT
David Abodeely
Ned Strianese

#63.  Into The Basslands
Ralph Kucharek
Nathan Thurber

#64. Jaguar Shark
Dave Cahill
John Danna