We managed to get everybody signed up while it was dry (sweaty, but dry). Got the blast off done without a hitch. Stan and I stayed back in the cove to let everything settle down a bit and watch the weather. I am soooo glad we did that! After we started soaking worms, we got a little shower and could see lightning over the mountain towards Cartersville, next thing you know there was a lightning bolt right behind us over the McKaskey Cr arm. I told Stan to put his rod down and get down in the boat. then the big drops started hitting and the wind started blowing. We quickly motored over to the drop off dock, tied up the boat and ran up to the truck. Then all Heck broke loose! Wind and lightning, thunder and rain coming down in sheets! Stan and I were jamming out to Willie's Roadhouse on Sirius XM Radio, in the AC cab of that fine Ford of mine! Dry! We hoped that everyone found sanctuary somewhere on the lake, because it looked bad out there!
While Stan and I struggled last night to catch keeper fish, that was not the case for a lot folks. In fact it was a really good night for a lot of people! We paid on 34 entries last night with a total of 66 anglers slugging it out. There were 92 fish brought to the scale for a total of 151.34lbs. We only had three largemouth weighed in last night, but one was 5.40lbs and another was 7.38lbs (Big Bass Honors). There were some really nice Spotted bass too with 3.63lb and 4.17lb spot weighed in. Getting to weigh those fish always humbles me. One of these days I hope to figure it out, but until I do those guys that keep bringing those lunkers to the scales have my utmost respect! All I can say is "WAY TO GO"!!
We paid 6 places last night, Big Bass and a side Pot. Here are the money spots, again my hat is off to guys that won last night!
6th place went to Bug and Jonathan with 5 solid spotted bass for 9.01lbs for $68
5th place went to Lonnie and Chad with 5 spots for 9.46lbs and $136
4th place went to James and Davis with 5 fish for 9.88lbs and $231
3rd place went to Rick and Danny with 5 fish, a 5.40lb largemouth and 4 spots for 10.12lbs and $272
2nd place was Adam and Dustin with 5 spots for 11.08lbs and $313
1st went to Bill P. and Chad with 4 spots and one huge largemouth @ 7.38lbs for a clean sweep, total weight was 14.88lbs; Big Bass $340, 1st plc $340, Side pot $340, IMPRESSIVE!
The bottom picture is the elusive Mr. Bill! I have been hoping to capture that fine gentleman on a picture!
Our next event will be Aug 1, 2015, here in Bartow County at Gatewood Boat ramp. It would appear that fishing is still going strong for a lot of folks so come on out and join us!