The people have spoken! Bernie may have voted for tarpon but like his own presidential prospects most likely will, the mighty tarpon fell short and did not emerge out of the National Fish Jungle Primary. So who did reign supreme you ask?
Salmonids ruled the day with Brook Trout (12.5%), Steelhead (10.4%), Rainbow Trout (9.9%), and Cutthroat Trout (9.5%) finishing as the top 4 vote-getters. Largemouth Bass rounded out the top 5 with a respectable 9% of the vote. And unfortunately, our beloved Chum finished with just 0.42% of the vote – not even half the tally of the not-so-mighty Crappie. Full results below…
It’s going to be an unpredictable race to the national fish mantle. Will the salmonids split the vote and pave a path to victory for largemouth as the outsider candidate? Or will the trout community coalesce around a consensus candidate and ensure their dominance? Will Bernie endorse another fish or continue to run an insurgent campaign on behalf of the tarpon? Who knows but you get to decide.
Stay tuned for the National Fish Competition general election coming next week.
*Given the bizarre nature and contention surrounding the presidential primaries of the Democratic and Republican parties, we would like to ensure Chum Nation that we did not act as superdelegates or party insiders pulling strings behind closed doors. This election reflects the will of the people 100 percent.