SPRING VALLEY, Ill.--Most everybody was happy with the 25th MWC, which had an unbelievable number of five-fish limits weighed each day: 121 of 123 registered teams on Day 1, 120 of 123 on Day 2.
About the only unhappy faces were the father-and-son team of Tom Giachetto Jr. and his dad (above watching the final weigh-in) from Ladd.
Mark Meravy of Shorewood and his Minnesotan partner Tom Brunz weighed 12.57 pounds on Sunday on Day 2 to eke out a victory by half a pound over the Giachettos.
While it was nice to see Meravy (above) win his second piece of a title, the real story was how outstanding the bite was for sauger.
More to come in some other form.