The day at Birchwood's Birch & Big Chetac lakes saw mild temps & light East winds making it feel pretty comfortable compared to the brutal pre-fishing weather the anglers battled the prior weekend. The weather might have been okay but the fishing sure wasn't the 61 bass caught weighed a total of 119.24 lbs. for an average of 1.954 lbs. per fish, all very low totals but not record breaking for the circuit. However there was one record broke & that was 12 year old Cruz Constantineau became the youngest angler to win a UNBC tournament, he & his dad Chad brought 10.99 lbs. to the scale for the win a low winning weight BUT a WIN never the less.Chad has won 3 of the last 7 UNBC tournaments(pretty good streak going). Second place went to Chad's brother Star Prairie Gary along with partner Brad Merkt they weighed in 10.93 lbs. with only four fish. Troy Otsby & his new partner Matt Olson took third place with 10.81 lbs. thanks to Troy's winning big bass at 3.52 lbs. Fourth place went to a couple of way overdue anglers Tom Wiess & Derek Strohman who weighed 9.73 lbs. Fifth place was Todd Larson & Steve Warren who caught 9.64 lbs. of bass. Would like to thank Dan Greife the Doolittle Park manager & the village of Birchwood for letting us hold our weigh-in at the park, with certain restrictions due to Covid 19 we were able to pull it off.
Quarter Final head to head matches at the next tournament will feature Wilcox/Hermansen against Otsby/Olson, Constantineau/Constantineau against Simonson/Brantner, Constant/Merkt against Andrea/Andrea & Henck/Henck against Hirsch/Lukasik.