Fishing Report: Saturday April 3, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Well, it was a challenging day to say the least. It was pretty cool. All these boats at the start and this old guy in his plastic boat with a paddle. I was ready but when I hit the water my main scupper plug came loose and water came gushing in from the heavy load I was carrying. So back to shore and drain it. Got it working and starting paddling to the west end where there were lots of Cats waiting to be caught. I hurt my back this week but managed pretty well even though I still couldn’t stand up straight yet. It took the power boats around 5 minutes to get there and I paddled there in 20. Not bad. Then the wind starting howling and I got myself in some brush for protection since, yep, forgot the anchor! I had to stay on the north side while the guys who ended up winning the tournament with 27 pounds of cats (limit 5) hauled in one cat after another. After the wind settled down I found some great spots. Had a few on but broke a hook off on a nice one and the others didn’t stay on. I was using a circle hook but with big bait. In the afternoon I headed for the deep part of the lake and found some fish deep on the sonar. I got into them pretty good. Just some little critters though. Ended up finishing 10th. I felt pretty good about the finish but my best is 7th. I will go back next year and try to beat the boats again. It is a fun tournament and goes for a good cause. There were lot’s of five pounders caught today.

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