boy with fish

Logan Middlebrook, 13, of Pittsfield hauled in this monster carp at Pontoosuc Lake recently, and he has quite the story to tell.

Last week, 13-year-old Logan Middlebrook of Pittsfield had a fishing day that he and others are unlikely to forget. Accompanied by his dad, Bill Middlebrook, he was fishing on Pontoosuc Lake with Smelly Jelly, (a commercial stink bait). He was fishing for bullhead with the hopes of catching one large enough to be awarded a bonze pin from MassWildlife.


Gene Chague can be reached at or 413-637-1818.

Gene Chague is a longtime sportsman and editor of The Eagle's Berkshire Woods and Waters outdoors column.