The Deal: All are welcome in the Ditch Pickle Classic, whether you're paddling a canoe, peddling a kayak, or barreling across Lake Champlain with 250 horses. The rules are pretty simple: flies only, catch, photo, release, record. Above all else, the Pickle is about having a good time with a good group of people, which is what made it so appealing to the Hook Shots Crew. Teams can fish anywhere they choose on Champlain, and while large- and smallmouth bass rack up the most points—and are the only fish that count towards becoming the overall winner—awards for lunker pike, bowfin, and carp are also up for grabs. Oh, and the Pickle guys throw a great party after the event!