July 8-10, 2005
10:00pm Friday Night to 2:00am Sunday Morning
Bobby Whiteside's House @ 2:30pm on Sunday
of Lake's Fished"
Lake's, # of Fish/Lake, Lbs. of Fish/Lake
Big Bass of Tournament
Complete results click
1st Place --- 5 Fish @ 24.01 lbs.
Lures: Night bait: Black/blue Oldham jig w/ pork and rattle and black and white spinner baits with #6 and #7gold blades, white trailer on both w/ trailer hooks (10 keepers)
Tackle & Equipment:
Habitat: Flipping jig into rush and along milfoil edge and running spinner baits along bluff/boulder banks and over shallow milfoil. The biggest fish was caught on a black spinner bait over milfoil at about 5:00 am.
2nd Place --- 5 Fish @ 19.48 lbs.
lb. test P-Line Ex-Strong with swivel and 4 foot 12 lb. Vanish leader.
Weights were mojo style 1/8 oz. and 3/16 oz. pegged right above
the swivel. The rod was a
7 home made Lumas type rod in a medium heavy.
Gamakatsu 5/0 red wide gap hooks.
Technique: Drifting the main lake points on the east side of the lake in 15 to 25 feet of water. No point seemed any better than the others. A slow drift was best. The bite was very soft, mostly just resistance. The first fish came at 8:10 and the fifth fish came at 11:50. There was very little grass, and the fish were not stacked up on any major structure. A person had to cover a lot of water, and be lucky.
3rd Place --- 5 Fish @ 19.13 lbs.
King Buzz Bait (white);
Yellow Magic popper bait; Zoom Super Fluke (watermelon candy) fished on
3/0 Gamakatsu weighted hook.
Tackle:14 lb. test Berkley Fluorocarbon line
6 6 medium
action All Star rod with Shimano Chronarch reel buzz bait &
Yellow Magic top water; and
Shimano rod with Shimano Chronarch reel super fluke.
called me on my cell and told me to come down by the Hula Hut where he
was fishing and catching good bass.
I went down lake and located Andy.
I fished the shallow milfoil around the Hula Hut and Mozarts
(down by the dam). Caught
one bass over 6 lbs on the buzz bait, one about 15.5 inches on the
Yellow Magic and 2 smaller fish (that I ended up culling out later) on
Senkos in the milfoil, fishing in water from 3-7 ft. deep.
Moved up river, above