The second NJBF point event of the season was noteworthy for a few reasons. First, there was an unusually small field. Next, there was a first-time winner. And last, there was the unrelenting wind. Regardless, this event held on June 27 proved to be a tremendously close and successful tournament. Even with the hot temperatures and sustained 15 mph winds, most anglers came to the scales with good-sized fish.
In the Boater Division, the winner was Mason Bell. This was Bell’s first Federation win and he did it in style, posting a five-fish limit weighing 15.25 pounds, winning the event by just under 7 ounces. Second place in the Boater Division went to Derick Olson who, despite being hampered by engine issues, still posted five fish weighing 14.81 pounds. Finishing a close third in the Boater Division with five fish weighing 14.49 pounds was Nick Angiulo.
The Boater Division lunker went to Donny Diggs with a 4.04 pound largemouth.
In the Co-Angler Division, where there is a 3-fish limit, there was a larger spread. The winner of the event was Joe Casale with three chunky fish weighing 9.55 pounds, winning by nearly two pounds. Second place went to Chris Miller with three fish and 7.61 pounds. Third place with two fish, including the 4.30 pound Co-Angler Division lunker, was Mike Bell with 6.83 pounds.
Thanks to all the anglers who helped us out in the morning and at the weigh-in.
See you at the last event of the season, the July 25 tournament on Lake Hopatcong.