January 27th marked the date for this event. It was a partner tournament, and once again I teamed up with Mark Anderson from Pleasant Hill. We were in the same event two years ago and place 6 out of about 30 teams. We were hoping to do better this year, and we sure did.
Things were quite busy for me the weekend before the tournament, and when I did get to the lake to check things out, my auger rope recoil broke before I could even drill one hole. Pre-fishing for me was not in the cards.
Mark spent several hours on the lake checking known areas, and areas that are not common to most folks. He found several areas that were holding good bluegills and crappies, we were optimistic before the event.
The second spot was a total bust, a few small gills and we were off to spot number three.
We upgraded a few crappies and a gill or two in this area, and we were feeling good about he fish we had to weigh-in. One more stop a little closer to the weigh-in would close out our day. We caught some fish there, but nothing to upgrade our 10 fish.