Day one was shaping up to be a decent day. The winds were not supposed to be that bad and
the rain held off more than I expected. I was the last boat from the blast off and was lucky
enough nobody made it to my first spot before me. I caught most of my fish off of the same point
for both days of the tourney. I started off the day throwing a half ounce jig and had some quick
bites with it so I stayed with it all morning. The wind made the set up a little tough but I made it
work as best as possible. I caught a limit within two hours working the same point. The bite
slowed a little as the weather got a little worse so I made a run across the lake to my second
spot. I was only able to catch one fish for a cull and the bite died. From about 10-2 I didn’t even
get a single bite. I went back to my starting spot and managed to make two to three small culls
and the bite died again until I weighed in. I came in with 15.33 lbs and the day one lead for day
Day two came around and the weather was looking much worse. Winds picked up and the rain
was supposed to roll in heavy early morning. I got boat number one for blast off so I was able to
utilize the early morning bite as best as I could. I went back to my first spot again and started
the day with the jig again. I was able to catch two fish super quick giving me some confidence
until the bite died about an hour in. I decided to run to a new spot and try and throw a couple
different baits but I couldn’t even manage to get a bite, so I ran back out to the second spot from
the day before. The wind was blowing so hard on the spot that I couldn’t set up how I wanted to,
which made getting a bite even more difficult. I ran back towards the river to get out of the wind
and fished a few new spots I have never touched. After about an hour I caught a 3.5 lb’er and a
3.7 lb’er on the jig and was able to cull out two small fish which helped a ton. I ran back to my
first spot to finish the day where I made a few last second culls. I came in to end the day with
14.33. I finished the tournament with a two day total of 30.21 lbs for 1st place.
Water Temp was between 49-52 degrees.
Caught all fish within 10-40 ft.
Caught all my fish both days on multiple styles of a Jig.
Due to the weather, I had to do a lot of running around and trying new things.
Managed to get the big bites when I needed them the most on the jig.