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Big Bass Bash Day 2 -Tom Smith Hangs on to Win $100,000

Tournament Results On April 30, 2019

General Information
Date April 30, 2019 Reporter Bob
Number of Boats 3000 Location All Lake
Weather/Water Conditions
Water Temperature 59-66 Sky Mostly Cloudy
Air Temperature 40-50's Generation Heavy
Tournament Results
Placement Angler(s) Name Total Keepers Total Weight
1st Place Tom Smith 1 Weighed at Ivy Bend 7.93
2nd Place Winston Cresswell 1 Weighed at PB2 7.11
3rd Place Kylre Fehrmand 1 Weighed at Red Oak 7.06
Big Bass Award
1st Place Big Bass Winner Name Big Bass Weight
Tournament Notes

After catching his 7.93 big bass in the first period on Saturday, Tom’s big fish held up to be the biggest fish of the two day Big Bass Bash and took home $100,000 for the big bass of the tournament.   Tom reported catching his big bass on a Crock-o-Gator Swamp Bug rigged on a Crock-o-Gator Shaker Head.

Check out the video on the Swamp Bug

On Sunday the bite was much tougher than Saturday.  Saturday night a small cold front blew in and moved the fish off the bank and shut down the bite a bit at least from the big ones.   Saturday there were three 7 pounders weighed in and several 6 pounders, today there was only one 6 pounder weighed in all day and it was weighed in the last time period after the sun had been out for a while.

The anglers that I talked with caught their money fish on spinner baits, crank baits, top water baits, swim baits and bottom baits, including the shaky head worm, jigs and creature baits, texas rigged and carolina rigged.

Big bites came from many areas of the lake and types of banks, from the backs of creeks and side pockets on banks and secondary points leading to spawning areas to main lake big fish as well.

While Alhonna had the most fish weighed in this weekend, it seemed the entire lake fished well as the top 3 finishers were weighed at three different weigh in locations.   Alhonna area has bigger water and a more anglers fish that area due to most residential/condo’s and resorts in the area, so it seems natural that there would be more fish weighed in that area.

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