The Conservation Club Derby is nice because you can have 4 guys on a team, but only 3 can fish per day, which allows some flexibility if there is a need….there was….
I had a charter with one of our long time guys and friends….so I was off…Tim, Gary and Gerb in for Team 24.
We had a great day….boxed out for Dave and Matt and had some nice size fish too….
Bay Rats continued to be our best on 6 and 7 color, mixed with extra weight. 75-105 straight out.
Meanwhile on Kongo, the team was getting it done too…..landing 23.81 pounds which was good enough to put us in the 3 spot out of 100, a mere .16lbs out of first!
ROUGH, ROUGH, ROUGH WATER. Did I mention it was rough? Solid 4-5 footers, with the occasional larger ones. Gerb off, John in.
Worked our butts off….landing 11 fish and getting our best as we cleared lines to come in. 17.80 lbs kept us within shouting distance, and a slip to 15th.
You guessed it….ROUGH again to start…..
Had a nice troll from 105 to 75, and boxed 6 fish….just not the size we needed to make a move up the standings….SO decision time….run the line again or move. In retrospect…should have stayed…in reality moved….and never boated another. We were happy to eeek out 12.02 lbs….but needed 2 big guys. Another slip….final standing 28/100.
Despite the conditions, had a great 3 days….capped off very nicely with a big fish fry featuring grilled walleye and pink salmon, bacon wrapped walleye, deep fried walleye and walleye patties. Can’t get much better than that!