Martin Creek Lake
and warm with air temperatures from a low of 40 to a high in the 60ís. Water
temperature was in the 60ís in the discharge area and from the upper 40ís
into the 50ís in other sections
of the lake. The lake had come up a few feet in the last few weeks and was at
1st Place: Carey Gajdica, 4 fish, 8.50lbs.
shot rig using Zoom Trick Worms. Carey was fishing the discharge area just
inside the Scraper Cut. Carey located some fish during practice on Saturday, but
the fish were moving with his bait and he was missing them on the hookset. He
made an effort to slow down and be patient during the tournament when the fish
would bite and it paid off with the win.
Place: David Porter, 3 fish, 8.40
PATTERN: David was using basically
the same technique as Carey, except Zoom Centipedes were used. David was also
fishing the discharge area.
BIG BASS: Danny
Yates, 4.50 lbs. Caught in the
discharge area along a treeline, in 5 foot of water, using a red Rat L Trap.
ANALYSIS: My analysis is that the past two years fishing, since the eradication of hydrilla, this lake is producing about a third of the fish it used to produce. And, the winning weights have dropped to less than half of what they used to be. My conclusion is that when you get rid of the grass, you get rid of a lot of bass. There were way too many good fishermen fishing this tournament and the conditions were far too good for the small amount of bass that were caught. As far as the tournament goes, almost every fish that as weighed in came from the discharge area. 28 anglers x 9 hours each = 254 hours. 254 hours divided by 18 keeper fish = 1 keeper fish every 14 hours
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Points||Money Won|
|Totals||29 Anglers||18||50.03 lbs. - 2.78 average||$1,130.93|
Lunker Club (over 5 lbs.)
|Angler||# of fish||Largest||Total Weight||Angler||Lake||Total Weight|
|Carey Gajdica||Martin Creek Lake||8.50|
|Lake 'O the Pines|
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