|Co-Angler Champion for the Day|
|What my scale says I had.|
Conditions: 83-66℉, Some clouds in the morning turning sunny, 0-4mph WSW
WT: High 70s
The Day: We went South to start where the fish were bigger on average in pre-fish. I started by throwing a River2Sea Bubble Walker over the calm lake. A pike jumped about 5-feet in the air and was my first fish in the boat. After about 10-minutes it was clear that any area fish didn't want it on top, so I switched to the craw tube and pretty quickly got a 2lber. I got one other 2lber, but it was not happening so we went to the "Smallmouth Hole". I picked up a quick keeper as did Bill. Then Bill had a 3lber throw his jig. I got a couple more 2-pounders on the craw tube. We then went to a hump and I got 2.66lber on the craw tube. The sun came out. We tried one more spot in Farm Island then headed for Little Pine.
Bill got a bass in Little Pine on the jig, so I switched to the jig immediately. I missed 3 or 4 bites. Bill was missing bites and getting bit off. It was dead calm and minnows were skittering around above the milfoil, so I thought I would throw a few casts with the Bubble Walker. On the second cast, a 3lber took it but immediately jumped and threw the bait. Bill then had a good fish break off at the rod. He was looking for his line; The fish he lost jumped and immediately my lunker of the day (3lbs) struck the topwater. I got a bass that didn't keep on my very next cast. That all happened in the span of about 6 casts for me.
We went back into Farm Island and fished some docks. I tried out the Neko Rig like I said I was going to do. I got one that almost helped me breaking my Techna AV rod in the process. I got a couple of dinks as well. We went back to everywhere we fished in the morning and I had a few fish pick up a brown/green pumpkin craw tube. We ended the day watching Checkbook snatch a good one. Bill only got 5 keepers in the boat.
Results: My fish went 14/8 which put me in 4th Place and allowed me to be the Co-Angler Champion. The tournament was won by Tim Benson with 16/2 and Tim got "Lunker" with a 3/08 fish.
My Thoughts: A good day for me, some though luck kept it from being a good day for Bill as well. I may not switch a thing up for the next tournament at Rabbit Lake.