|Guy with the Lunker that Dwight Caught|
Conditions: 53-36 degrees, Alternating between Mostly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy throughout the day, Wind out of the WNW 8-2MPH less wind towards the end.
I was asked to fish the annual Snatchers Mini Bucks Tournament by Charles Steinbauer because Nate, his usual partner, wasn't able to make it this year. The lakes were divided into 5 holes, one for each boat. Holes 1,2,4 and 5 were in the lake and the pit was a hole #3. We would get an hour and 10 minutes in each hole with I drew for us to start in Hole 4, which meant we got an extra 10 minutes to fish the pit.
In Hole #4 we didn't get anything on our first two spots. I caught a 14" keeper on our 3rd stop on a bluegill D & M Baits Piranha Swim Jig.
In Hole #5 (The northern most quarter of the lake) Chuck got 14" right away and I got a 12 incher on breen Crazy Legs Chigger Craw. I think Chuck got another 12 incher and then got a quality 17+ fish off a dock.
Hole #1 (The farthest SW quarter of the lake) Chuck got another quality 17+ bass. It hit like a pike and I got 13"on a Craw Tube along a reed point to cull out the smallest fish. This is the hole the Lunker for the tournament came out of in the Slop in the far western bay.
Hole #2 I got a 13" fish culled out our other dink on the Horny Toad in the reeds.
|17.15" Craw Tube brown/grn pumpkin|
Hole #3 (The Pit). I think my 17'er was the first fish we got in the Pit providing a good upgrade. Chuck got a couple of fish that didn't help and I got 1 that didn't on the craw tube. With about 15 minutes left I got 14" that was a small up grade.
|Waiting to see what Guy and Dwight brought in.|