Candlewood 7-8-2017 Pictures
Candlewood 7-15-2017


Place Angler Fish LM SM Released Total Weight Points Picture  Available
1 Bill Vella 5 2 3 4 15.37 40 X
2 John Ernest  5 1 4 3 14.75 39 X
3 Nick Albano  4 1 3 4 11.92 38 X
4 Mark Scocco 5 2 3 5 11.70 37 X
5 Kris Lechman 4 3 1 4 11.17 36 X
6 Andy Karcich 3 2 1 3 8.33 35 X
7 John Giordano 2 1 1 2 6.81 34  
8 Jason Mordhorst 3 0 3 3 6.44 33  
9 John Williams 3 2 1 3 5.41 32  
10 Jack Erdei 2 0 2 2 5.35 31 X
11 Justin Scales 2 0 2 2 4.85 30 X
12 Greg Trass 3 1 2 3 4.68 29  
13 Richard Logan (SR) 1 1 0 1 4.59 28 X
14 Mark Filippini 1 0 1 1 3.82 27 X
15 Frank Freguletti 2 0 2 1 3.79 26  
16 Richard Logan 1 0 1 1 3.01 25  
17 Wayne Wilcken 1 0 1 1 2.48 24  
18 Brian Morgan 1 0 1 1 2.38 23 X
19 Bruce MacConchie 1 0 1 1 1.86 22 X
20 Robert Curtis  1 0 1 1 1.84 21  
LUNKER John Ernest  4lb 13 oz SM
Totals 50 16 34 45 130.55


                  

Bergen Points at Candlewood Night 2018 & the Won Ton Soup Connection

Too bad, a perfectly clear, calm and comfortable night was offset by less than mediocre bass fishing on a Stingy Candlewood Lake. All the reports about tough fishing were proven to be correct. With Squantz water temps at 80 and main lake temps at around 77, we have fished in warmer water. As happens with bass fishing anywhere, the fish were just off the feed. Hopefully, the action will pick up during Bergen’s annual Night Open to be held one week later – same place, same time.

 Bill Vella, using his custom made Bass Bustin’ spinnerbaits moves up in the standings with 5 bass weighing in at 15.37 lbs. For the First Place finish, Bill pre-fished once (with John Hart) and had only 6 bites all night. Bill is looking forward to another move up at the next club tournament, South Bay on August 5th.

 Notching another Top Finish, John Ernest took 2nd Place with a nice 14.75 lb. limit. The bites were hard to find but he boated a handful of bass including the 4.81 lunker smallie of the tournament. Like Billy, John pre-fished one time and all of his bass were caught on Billy’s Bass Bustin spinnerbaits on the inside of weedlines.

 I had six fish on all night and landed four of them for 3rd Place at 11.92 lbs. Except for the last big 4 lb. plus smallie caught on a crankbait at 5:30AM, all of my bass were caught at night on ¾ oz. Ledge Buster spinnerbaits worked next to shorelines. To assist with bass survival, I use ice blocks made from saved large Won Ton take out soup containers. When using ice in the summer, the objective is to lower the livewell temp by no more than 10 degrees.

 Mark Scocco fished as co-angler with John Ernest but did not catch a bass until 1:30AM and had a limit by 4:30. Mark also used spinnerbaits but preferred the Stan Sloan short arm model. His 4th Place finish totaled 11.70 lbs. and all (or any) action was predicated on the presence of sawbellies (Alewife Herring).

 Rounding out the Top Five was Bergen President Kris Lechman who had a limit that totaled 11.40 lbs. Kris did not pre-fish and used an assortment of lures (spinnerbaits, jigs and finesse worms) to boat five bass on five bites for 5th Place. Nice Going Kris!

Congrats to all the Top Finishers and to all the Bergen members who endured a 10 hour marathon of tough bass fishing. This was not your typical Candlewoods Lake night tournament where it takes 18 to 22 pounds to win it. Hopefully, it will turn around for our 17th Annual Bergen Open one week later and I will be there with Jason, John E, Billy, Brian M, John W and others. Hope to see you there.  - Nick A