I wrote this on 6-26-13
Kind of had a feeling this might happen thanks to my cat climbing were it shouldn't have been. He shut the Explorers rear window on it and 2 others. I'm hoping the heavy rod makes it through the season at least. The good thing is they were all St. Croix Avid's, so I can replace them with a new rod at more than 50% off what a new one costs. I'll have this rods replacement before my next tournament.
It was a good morning of fishing. I hit the GOMH, the PRO Culvert, and the inlet getting fish at each and missing a bunch as well. I arrived at the GOMH at 5:50AM. I started off getting them on topwater on a Lucky Craft Kelly J (12.5"), a Frenzy Popper (2x14", 15") and the Stanley Phantom (2x13", 3x14", 15", 16" and two little toothy bullheads). Then I got them on the Fluke until the rod broke (2x14", 17.5",11.75" and a small toothy bullhead). I got 1 (14") and yet another small toothy on a Chigger Craw. I left to go to the culvert around 9AM.
There I missed my first several hits on a Horny Toad before finally getting a 13", I also got 1 (14") on a Chigger Craw and 1 (14") on a Subwart in the culvert.
I then headed to the Inlet and missed two good fish on the Grass Pig before connecting with a 15.5". That was my last fish of the morning. I quit at 11AM.
Best 6 Fish
17.5", 16", 15.5", 15", 15" and 14.25"
20 bass Total and 4 Pike