If your idea of a good TOC body of water is one that not many anglers in our club have a lot of experience on, and would provide a real challenge, then you would have gotten your wish on Stevens Point Flowage today. The ten anglers that participated today managed to bring in 20 fish for 38.37 lbs. In that total was only one limit, brought in by Jeff, and it weighed 10.24 lbs. That turned out to be the winning bag. 2nd place went to Pete' who netted 4 fish for 7.41 lbs, including big bass at 2.79. Clyde came in 3rd, also with 4 fish, for 7.33 lbs. Interestingly those top three finishers placed 8th, 9th, and 10th in the final standings for 2017. It just goes to show- it doesn't matter how you get there, because the standings are thrown out the window once the championship begins.
Patterns varied today. Swim jigs, spinner baits, small jigs tipped with various plastics, topwater, and undoubtedly other baits worked. Fish came out of shallow shoreline cover, grassy patches, rock/wood cover, undercut banks adjacent to the channel, etc... Which makes you wonder: If everything worked, why weren't more fish caught?!?!
It was a fun day and the club put forth a very respectable effort. Congrats to Jeff for coming through with a hard earned limit, and to Pete and Clyde for their very respectable catches. I hope everyone enjoyed the challenge!!!!