The challenge was set for 6 am start time til 2 pm weigh in. Shawn W teaming up with Sam F VS Kman of Team Northshore. No handicap was needed, these guys can fish, so I decided not to give them a spread. My kind gesture was not returned and was met with smugness and poor sportsmanship.
To my utter disbelief Sam F was prefishing the lake on the morning of the event. Throwing a buzzbait to the right of the ramp at 5:30 am. I asked him what he was doing? He shrugged me off and dismissed my concerns. My favorite part of the entire lake is just to the right of the boat launch. Sam had blown up that spot leaving me to scramble for a plan B.
Shawn arrived late. I looked at my watch and it was closer to 7 than 6. Evidently Dunkin Donuts is more important than keeping a commitment and showing up on time.
Shawn insisted I launch first. He was very nervous when I went near his boat. I was not even going to check his livewell. I launched and headed off to find some untouched water Sam had not prefished.
The morning bite was good and I had a limit before 8. I text Shawn to see how they were doing. Typical arrogance he sends me a text back an hour and half later. They did well in the morning as well. The rest of the day was tough.
Roger showed up at the weigh in to make sure no more shenanigans took place, Team cheaters weighed in with a 13.2 bag. Kman weighed in with a 10.2 bag. Both teams did well for Horn pond standards.
I will file an appeal.
I got an anonymous email Friday night telling me the tourney was starting promptly at 6:30. When I got there, Kman had Sam in a bear hug and was either molesting him or trying to kill him. After hitting him with some pepper spray I got them separated and launched my boat. We let Kman pick where he wanted to fish first and then went on our merry way. It took us about an hour to figure out the fish. We got our limit (which still would have won) and culled twice. I caught a couple of afternooners but they couldn't help. Sam peed a lot but did catch lunker. Which was an estimated 4.1. Nice try Kman. No soup for you. 2 weeks
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