June 24, 2009

FOM Green Lake (Spicer)

Saturday Steve and I fished the second Fishers of Men tournament of the year on Green Lake. We went out on Friday for the practice day and found the smallies were on the tail end of the spawn. We marked a few locations on the GPS to check the next day and went to look at our spots from previous years. Each spot we tried we would get a few bites and shake them off. Things looked good for the next day. At the tournament meeting Friday night. Steve drew boat 7 for Saturday's take off. Saturday morning we ran to our starting spot and there was already 2 boats in the same general area so we moved off a bit and started fishing. Steve got us going with a nice 17" fish on his first cast. We had our limit by 6:50 but finding upgrades proved to be a challenge. After running around a bit we discussed a spot we had found on Friday that held some largemouth and we decided to give it a 20 minute shot. I caught a couple small fish that would not help. Steve then tied into a dandy. It finally gave in to the net and would be our biggest fish of the day a 4.38 largemouth. We hit a few more spots till it was time to weigh in. We weighed in 14.22 lbs which tied us for 13th place. Our 4.38 Largemouth was good enough for 2nd big bass. It was a great day on the water. We caught a lot of fish but could not get that kicker fish to put us closer to the top. We did drop 1 spot in the points race to 4th but are still very much in it. The next FOM tournament is on Minnetonka in July. So I hope to put a little time in out there before hand. Most of our fish came on soft plastic using a Outkast money jig. The tube and Chigger craw were the most productive.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats John. I'm glad to hear you guys are doing so well on that circuit.