Catching up on a trip from a couple weeks ago. Between a new job, and work around the house my fishing time has been extremely limited. Anyway, this was most likely my last tournament of the season. A severe cold front began passing through the previous day. Reports had water temps in the 58-62 degree range and calm winds until about 10am. After that it kicked up to 10-20mph and made fishing even tougher. My usual spot as co-angler had me paired with my bud Fred, who I've fished with many times at this point. The day started slow, but around 9am I was throwing a topwater and had 3 keepers in about 15 minutes. 30 minutes later I got #4 on a dropshot. about 10am I had my limit on a senko. A while later I culled a 1lber for a 1-1/2lber, and toward the end of the day I culled another 3/4lber for a 1lb 6oz. Overall no monsters, but about 12 Largemouth all day, and 1 Pickeral. Fred made a late charge to fill his limit and narrowly edge me out. In fact places 1 through 5 were only separated by 0.92lbs. I finished 5th with a limit @ 6.09lbs. 4th was 4 fish for 6.55lbs, including the tournament lunker @ 3.09lbs. Fred was 3rd with a limit @ 6.90lbs. 2nd was a limit @ 6.93lbs. 1st was a limit @ 7.01lbs.
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