Congrats on the Lunker Fishstix!
Fished Barney and Bears 31st Annual Spring Derby over the weekend. Had a lot of fun. This is the 4th year we have competed. Each year we have been climbing the leader board.
There were over 100+ competitors this year. So we had to fished super hard as usual. We were fortunate enough to do 3 mornings of pre-fishing this week to help us get dialed in. We had nice Browns come to the back of the boat all week long. But as luck would have it they got bigger through out the week and the largest fish came on tourney day! We were the first ones on the lake at 4:30am every morning and it paid off. Our largest brown came on the first day at 5:05am before we even saw another person. Second Brown came on the second day at 10:30am same area when some unexpected cloud cover rolled in. Also my friend Chris Turo has been fishing with me for a couple years and really performed at the back of the boat. Great job man! Also my wife was a great driver.
At the end of the tourney we were able to take 1st and 2nd a in the "B" division which is for Browns, Salmon and Rainbows only. For a combined winnings of 550$. We didn't find that lunker this year but it only takes that one fish! CYA next year!
All fish were released successfully! Thanks to the new livewell!