Neither wind nor waves stopped this Northeastern angler from his plan. Risky business catching bass in the wind can make for some wave lapping boat movement which can swamp your boat if you’re not careful. Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake surface wise of the five great lakes, tenth globally.
The winds began to develop on the first day of the tournament so much in fact the second day had to be cancelled, which meant a full field still fishing on the third day, and a shortened tournament. Ah-h the triumphs of tournament fishing.
Who doesn’t want to fish the Bassmaster Classic
You have to be the fish. The magic, never giving up. Not just during the tournament but from the time you are a kid and you get bitten by the fishing bass bug. You get on the bull and ride.
Ianconelli digs the drop shot
Everybody’s favorite New Jersey Elite pro Mike Ianconelli caught 80-percent of his total 48-8. On the dropshot, 3/8 pounce VMC pencil drop shot weight below 1/10 VMC wacky rig hook of his own doing, with a Berkley Havoc Dawg. A Rapala DT-14 crankbait was his next runner up for a new Triton 19XS and a 200-horse Mercury Optimax ProXS outboard and $5,000 cash.
2. Joe Balog 44-10
3. CJ Shaver 44-2
4. David Lefebre 44-2
5. Hunter Shyrock 43-8
The Carhart Big Bass winner Jams McMullen for 6-6 and $500.
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