July 14th, 2012
Fishin-Canada.net along with Basscat Boats and Simmz Baits were organizing a 3 bass limit fishing tournament today on Lake St.Louis and my partner "Bar" and I just couldn't miss it!
We didn't really have a chance to practice for this event but looking at past data and fishing reports I had a good idea where the fish would be holding. We knew the smallie bite would be on all day so we decided to look for a "kicker" largemouth right away. To my suprise, we caught a close to 4lbs smallmouth in our largemouth spot. Unfortunatly, the largie bite didn't work for us so we headed for smallies rather quickly. On our second stop we found both smallies and largies schooling in a feeding spot. We were able to get 2 more fish in the livewell quickly for a limit of about 10lbs. Our 3rd spot was fish after fish but nothing to up our bag...
Stuck at about 10.5 lbs, we knew we were missing a big fish to have a chance at winning this event so we decided to do a run for another spot across the lake. It proved to be the right move when Bar hooked into a well over 4lbs smallmouth on a tube that decided to give him a big fight! He fought her well but ending up losing the fight on the 3rd jump.... only a few inches from the net. Looking at the results... this was the winning fish as we had predicted but hey, it happens and we move on! We fished the area for a while but mostly caught clones of the fish we already had in the livewell.
We went back to our largie spot for a few cast before weigh in but it was too late. We weighed in 10.40lbs good enough for 6th out of 27 teams.
Congrats to Jacques Chopin for his win. A nice bag of 11.30lbs of beautiful smallies!
Pics of the event can be seen here :