Post by Brian on Sept 10, 2017 8:22:55 GMT -6
The 2017 regular season came to a close yesterday on Big Green. We got a great fall day to fish. A crisp clear morning gradually warmed to a slightly breezy, sunny day. As far as year end dramatics go, T8 served up a bit. For most of the year our president held down 1st place with consistent participation and good tournament results. But as it has been proven year after year, it is incredibly difficult to maintain the level of production needed in each and every tournament fished, so that an angler can finish with the Mr. Bass title. And so it was again. Greg finished with one of the two limits caught, Troy bringing in the other. With those bags, they climbed into 1st and 2nd, respectively. Credit should go to those top three anglers for giving the effort and determination needed to stay in range of the title all year.
It was not an easy day to catch fish, as evidenced by the fact 8 teams only managed to bring in 20 fish weighing in at 51.19 lbs. Everybody knows there are a ton of quality fish out there, especially smallies. But finding enough of them to fill out a limit requires a good game plan, patience, and of course some good fortune. That being said, the best sack of fish was brought in by Troy and his guest. Their limit weighed in at 15.7 lbs, and included one of those quality smallies at 4.05 lbs. Greg and Brian had a couple decent smallies, but had to go to "plan green" late in the day to finish out their 6 fish catch. They had a mixed bag of three smallmouth and three largemouth totaling 13.19 lbs. 3rd place went to Steve and his guest. They managed to net four fish, including the big bass of the day (and year), a 4.67 lb smallie. Their total was 13 lbs even. Congrats to Steve for managing to catch the big bass of the year, as well as the 2nd big bass of the year earlier in the season.
A couple of baits that were effective were small jigs tipped with beavers or some type of crayfish imitation, and swim jigs, fished in 8 to 10 feet, as well as docks and inside weedlines.
Thanks to everyone who was able to compete, and to Pete for an excellent job of tournament directing.