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Update after Berkley Powerbait Trophy Chase

We're halfway through the fantasy Fantasy Fishing playoff season and six of the 240 commenters came up with the perfect combination. Of course that doesn't count the people who commented after the Berkley Powerbait Trophy Chase was over, some of which have the wrong combination.

The winning combination is:
Skeet Reese
Tommy Biffle
Michael Iaconelli

Here are those of you who nailed it and when you nailed it.

Barry Myers (9/10/2009 at 7:33 PM)

Mike195484 (9/10/2009 at 1:46 PM)

w106tch (9/10/2009 at 8:33 AM)

HooDaddySmith (9/10/2009 at 7:43 AM)

inmoetion (9/9/2009 at 6:43 PM)

LonnieCapitano (9/8/2009 at 10:43 PM)

proimagebldg (9/8/2009 at 8:00 PM)

Of course, none of the pundit's nailed it, although I will take this moment to point out I (Kyle Carter) had the best team — Reese, Howell, Iaconelli.

But this thing is not over. I'll continue to monitor things through Friday when things will be official.


With the end of the event in Syracuse came the end of the official BASS Fantasy Fishing season, but since there are still going to be winners and losers on the water, we figured why not carry that off the water.

So, we decided to create a playoff version of fantasy fishing. And because we don't want to spend two weeks buried in numbers, we kept it incredibly simple.

Who can play: Anybody

Where: We'll post our team in the body of this story, you post your team in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

How: Pick three anglers from the final 12: one from the top four, one from the middle four, and one from the bottom four. You will be keeping these same anglers through both playoff tournaments.

Pick One:
Kevin VanDam
Skeet Reese
Alton Jones
Kelly Jordon

Pick One:
Todd Faircloth
Randy Howell
Tommy Biffle
Mark Menendez

Pick One:
Gary Klein
Cliff Pace
Michael Iaconelli
Gerald Swindle

Scoring: You add the score of where your three anglers finished in each tournament. If your angler finishes 12th, you get 12 points. If he finishes sixth, you get 6 points. Lowest combined score after both tournaments wins.

At the end of the week, we'll try and filter through the comments, compare them to our picks, and highlight the winner.

Prizes: Pride. Sticking it to the guys who are supposed to know more than you.

Our picks:

Tommy Sanders
KVD -- Because he will fish his can off, Jack! Of course, so will the other three in group one.
Faircloth -- I don't think he'll ever admit it, but he want's some payback for 2008. I'm thinking he's worked extra hard.
Iaconelli -- He just loves the big stage too much to be denied.

**Sanders gets a gold star for taking the time to submit his picks on the same day he was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame

Mark Zona
KVD
Tommy Biffle
Gerald Swindle

James Overstreet, Bassmaster.com photographer
Alton Jones
Faircloth
Iaconelli

Alan Clemons, Outdoor writer
VanDam
Biffle
Swindle

Kyle Carter, Bassmaster.com writer
Skeet Reese -- I just feel like he's not going to be denied
Randy Howell -- He's had a great first day in the last two tournaments, so this format might work well for him
Iaconelli -- I've been picking him all year, why stop now?