"I LOVE THIS LAKE" "I HATE THIS LAKE" I do not think
there is another lake that we fish where these 2 phrases are heard so much. No matter which side an angler is on he/she
is VERY adamant about their stance. Argument for the "Love" side.......at least 3 fish (Mark probably had more
than 1 over 6) over 6 pounds brought in that DID NOT take home big bass money. Average weight of fish brought to
the scales..........3.62 pounds. 15.41 pound bag takes 3rd place......new personal best fish, and bags for some. Argument
for the HATE side.....over half the anglers (15) did not weigh a fish.....average fish per angler fishing 1.......amount of
gas burnt per fish, I hate to even think. Love it, or Hate it, it is still Cast-A-Way and I heard "congratulations"
from every angler at the weigh-in.
OK, by the numbers, and I do not think I have done this where the numbers are so
impressive, and disappointing at the same time. 26 anglers only brought 26 fish to the scales, but those 26 fish weighed
94.22 Lbs. That makes the AVERAGE fish weighed 3.62 Lbs WOW. Mark brought in 5 fish for 26.64 Lbs to take the
win. In the 7 years I have been in the club, this is the biggest bag I have seen. Doug weighed 19.75 Lbs, but
had a 1.50 Lb fish care penalty for an official weight of 18.25 to take 2nd. Sandi was 1 fish shy of a limit, but still
weighed 15.41 Lbs, and had a 6.50 pounder to take 3rd. These were both new personal bests for Sandi. Awesome!!!!
John only brought in 1 fish, but made it count. Almost broke the Calcutta again, 6.94 Lbs to take 4th place and Big
Bass. Congrats to all the winners for a very impressive showing.
Want to take a second here to,
again, say how much I enjoy this club. No matter how disappointed some were with Arlington, EVERYONE was very happy
for the winners and there impressive fish. I do not think I have heard "Good job", and "Congratulations" that many times
at a weigh-in. I also think our new members this year are making a strong club even stronger. I can not remember
the last time we had 26 anglers fish a tournament. Thanks to all.
OK, on to next month. We will be heading to Ray Roberts for our last tournament
before the night swing. Ray Bob has the potential for some big strings, so should be a fun day.
Until next month, good fishing to all, and tight lines.