Overcast and very dark last night, with a south-southeast wind that felt like about 15-20 mph (more than likely 10-15). Water temps were hovering around 83 degrees most of the places that Stan and I hit. No rain, though, and that was a blessing! We had a great turn out with 29 paid entries (30 boats including mine), 57 anglers weighed 92 fish for a total of 139.68lbs (average of 1.52lbs per fish). We had 11 entries that did not weigh fish, I don't know if some of them left early, didn't catch anything or just simply felt that their catch would not compete? If it's feeling your catch would not compete, I sure would like to weigh your catch anyway so we can get some good data to see how this lake is really producing. The DNR is monitoring our data and hoping to use it along with other data to manage the fishery. You can also go to http://porkostournaments.info/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=146
and look at the data.
Ok, here are the money spots. We paid 6 places, Big Bass and a side pot last night:
6th place went to Bill P. and Chad with 5 fish for 8.50lbs and $58
5th place went to Dave and Steve with 5 fish for 8.96lbs and $116
4th place was Calvin and Eric with 5 fish for 9.61lbs
3rd place went to Ricky and John with 5 fish for 10.67lbs and $232
2nd place went to Lonnie and Chad with 5 fish for 10.68lbs and $267
1st place went to Joe and Kyle with 5 fish for 10.77lbs and $290 for 1st, $270 side pot, Their kicker weighed 5.07lbs and netted another $290 for Big Bass. Great job guys!
Wow! .10lb separated the top three places, 1.6oz!
The next event will be on August 2, 2014. I may not be fishing that one, but there will be someone running it regardless. More than likely that person will be Tom Grant. You see Tom helping me at the scales almost every night. He's my buddy and my right hand when I need him!