Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN
Going into this event Corey and I found ourselves in a very good spot, we were sitting 8th overall in the points and today was the last event before the end of the year shootout. The top 14 qualify for postseason play and we had a pretty good lead over the 15th place team so barring some catastrophic setback, we were pretty confident we were in. Though of course we wanted more, we really wanted to claim our first Denny’s win and throughout practice we got enough bites to give us that extra shot of confidence.
Tournament morning started slow but we managed a small limit relatively easy. Early afternoon things got a bit better when I was able to boat three close to three pound largemouth and Corey really gave us a shot when he yanked a 3 pound and an almost 5 pound largemouth.
Now with still about roughly four hours to go we were sitting with around 20 pounds but still had three babies (12″) in the boat. Still 4 hours on Tonka to cull out 3 rats? Easy! Right? Well I don’t think we ever made another cull the rest of the day. Signs of a tough day, I guess.
We weighed in with just shy of 20 pounds good enough for 10th place and finished in 9th overall in the team of the year standings. Hopefully our bite gets a bit better before the Shootout next week!
Even more importantly, I’d like to wish my beautiful wife Bri a Happy Anniversary! 5 awesome years of marriage to the most perfect wife in the world. Besides how many women understand when their man fishes a bass tournament on their anniversary? Just one of the many reasons she’s the best! Love you Baby!