District 16 Massachusetts and Vermont Event Report
Jason Bacon, Cameron Chase (MA), Scott Green, Scott Comes, (VT) advance to 2019 National Championship.
By Joe McKinnon, Massachusetts President
The 2018 TBF District 16 National Semi-Final between Massachusetts and Vermont was contested on Lake Champlain out of the Vermont state John Guilmette ramp on South Hero, Vermont.
The weekend started with a dinner at The Anchorage South Hero put on by Melissa and Dave Morrissette of the Anchorage. After a great meal the anglers were paired and ready to go. Then the weather decided to turn it up with winds 19 to 24 knots with gusts to 30 straight out of the North. Waves were 3 and 4 foot and building. So day one was canceled for safety concerns. It now came down to a one day shoot out. Day 2 got off at 6:00 AM with light north winds and clear skies.
The 29 boats all made it back in on time and the weigh-in went smooth. When the totals were tallied for the State Pride Vermont had bested Massachusetts for the second year in a row. Team Vermont angler Jeff Barry, Scott McKay, Kevin Comes, Jay Menard, Jason Stoddard, Mike Comeau and Scott Dupuis weighing in 120.06 LBS to Team Massachusetts 104.43 LBS. Great job Vermont!
After the weigh-in when the results were double checked it was determined that Jason Bacon and Cameron Chase will represent Massachusetts and Scott Green and Scott Comes will represent Vermont at the 2019 TBF National Championships as Boater and Co-Angler. Congratulations to these four anglers!
In the boaters division Massachusetts Jason Bacon weighed in 22.43 LBS of Smallmouth bass to win the boaters division. Second place went to Billy Roe with 20.46 LBS. Third place was Jim D’Ambra with 19.54 LBS. Fourth place was Scott Green with 18.80 LBS. Fifth place was Scott Dupuis with 18.10 LBS.
In the Co-Angler division Massachusetts Cameron Chase took first place with 17.19 LBS. Second place was Mark Consolini with 16.87 LBS. Third place was Colleen McKay with 16.69 LBS. Fourth place was Scott Comes with 16.60 Lbs. Fifth place was Scott McKay with 15.50 LBS.
Thanks to Melissa and Dave for a great dinner and Mike Morrissey, Matt Heney, Joey McKinnon and Erik Swanson for their work helping setting up and at the weigh-in.
Congratulations to all the winners and all that competed!