Carolina rigged lizards and spinnerbaits were the ticket to bring in my 8 fish -
22.60 lbs. winning stringer at our 2 day Toledo Bend tournament. Carolina rigged
lizards worked along secondary points leading into spawning coves produced fish
early in the day. Later, spinnerbaits along laydowns leading back to spawning
areas picked up additional fish. My most productive areas were at mid-lake
around the Pendleton Bridge area. A few beds were seen in the backs of coves, so
it's only a matter of time before the fish move-in! The spawn should be in full
swing by the time our Top 6 team fishes the B.A.S.S. Federation State Tournament
on April 5th, 6th and 7th. Robert Hargrove, Jon Harsbarger, Tommy Yates, Elvin
Smith, Paul Zukosky and Chuck Middleton will be representing Century Bass Club.
Carey Gajdica leaped into the Angler of the Year lead with his 2nd place finish at Toledo Bend with 5 fish at 10.68 lbs. Randy Kvapil was 3rd with 5 fish at 10.52 lbs. Robert Hargrove finished 4th with 4 fish at 9.63 lbs. and 5th place was captured by Elvin Smith at 9.24 lbs. including Saturday's big bass at 4.23 lbs. Sunday's big bass was 5.66 lbs. and put me in this year's Lunker Club.
I am glad to report that all 37 fish that we weighed-in swam off to be caught again. Also, everyone welcome our newest member Scott Plumlee. He jumped in with both feet when he decided to fish Toledo Bend with us.
Our next tournament will be at Lake O' the Pines on April 16th and I can tell you that if the fishing is anything like last year's Top 6 State Tournament there will be a lot fish caught, so you don't want to miss this one!
|Place||Angler||# of Fish||Total lbs.||Big Bass||Points||Money Won|
|Totals||37||85.34||2.30 lb. Avg.||$689.00|