Well after a crazy wait for the opening to bass season, it all unfolded at the The Casey Cup held in Orillia! This is an absolute must for us, as we just love catching those huge brown fish. The weather was picture perfect, the wind held and rain steered clear till the end of the day for once. The day started out fast and furious with us catching 2 -5lber’s, a 4 1/2lber and a 4, all taken on dropshot riggs on areas that were filled with big chunk rock. We then continued on to areas that we thought were also going to produce these results but with no luck. So we went a long time before connecting with a quality bite that would put us in the 24lb range. That all changed around 2pm, when Jeff set the hook on a 5lb fish that came in the boat quickly! So this was the fish we needed to get us where we needed to be, we knew not the winning weight but at least a top 10. We really thought that was it for us, until we made a call to try one last isolated spot. This spot turned out to be a blessing, as my first cast was with something heavy on the end that stopped me dead! After a rigid fight Jeff put the net under a 6lb fish!! The fish was put in the livewell and we had to immediately head back to weigh-in as we were out of time. The final result was a hefty 25.20LB bag of simcoe beauties, which was good enough for 3rd! A great way to kick off the season we had not complaints, well that’s not true, I broke 2 off that day but I don’t think it would of won us the tournament so I can sleep at night, LOL!!
Are next stop was last weekend and it was a lake that Jeff and I truly Love and that lake is Scugog! We showed up in the morning for a TopBass fishing series event and were greeted by 107 boats to get the year kicked off for this series. We headed out and immediately boated a 4plus largemouth out of some heavy cover with are flipping stick’s and new Superslick8 65LB aquagreen braid and wow this stuff performed. The next pitch also gave us a 2lb fish. So with them in the box we headed to a shoreline that has everything and began to pick it apart and that we did. The time we were done that stretch we had 15lbs in the box, it was only 9:30 so you are thinking great right? Wrong, in are journey along there we had a 6lb fish come out for are bait and sucked it in, and all I hear is “I got her” is what I heard then to my disbelief she was off! This was bad as we both knew we just watched 5K swim away and that my friends burns!! Through out the day we went back to that fish 5times in hopes of tricking her 1 last time but with no results. At 2:00pm we did something we don’t do, went after smallmouth and to are delight managed to put a 4lber in the boat and actually made us a little happier, LOL. So with us heading to weigh in with are bag we knew we had a good day but not a great day, let’s be real this is Scugog bring in 18LB or better or get out of the way cause you are not winning. So the day ended with 16.80lb on the scale and good enough for 4th!!
So with a few under the belt in 2012 it has been an OK start for us, but we need to pull up are boot straps if we are going to get a win. One thing I know is you can’t lose or break fish off and still expect a good finish, it will ALWAYS come back to hurt you! So the next one is Rice lake with the CSFL on Sunday July15 and then straight to Kingston for the big one The Kingston OPEN!!!! So look forward to some reports from this event on hopefully some huge smallmouth bags!!