Sunday, July 8, 2012

Econobass - Long Sault 2012

July 7th, 2012

As it happenned many times in the past, practice was unfortunatly much better then tournament day.  We started with great confidence and were pumped for an awesome day of fishing on this beautiful section of the St.Lawrence river.  Overcast skies made our first area a little difficult to fish... We knew the fish were very spooky and couldn't position the boat without being seen by them.  We came back to this area several times through out the day and just couldn't convince this 4lbs + smallmouth to bite any of our baits.  Our second and third spot didn't seem to have fish on them and by 11:30, we still hadn't put a single fish in the livewell.

It's only when we decided to put plan C in action that we started catching fish.....  We fished an old road bed in a section of the river that we had never been and were able to finally put 2 fish in the boat.  An area where we had caught a few decent largemouths in practice was close by so we decided to give it a shot.  My partner Bar missed a nice one on the frog and I caught another one that didn't even make 12 inches.... Nothing to help our cause.

We decided to rotate our morning spots one last time to see if maybe the fish had moved in but only started getting bit at 2:30pm.... With 15 mins to spare I caught a 4lb and a 2lbs but weren't able to get our last fish.  We had the fish infront of us again but ran out of time and had to get back in time for the weigh in.

We are kind of dissapointed seeing as we had a good practice but these things happen and we should do much better next time were there.

Our 2 biggest of the day