This was my first time at this beautiful power plant lake. The only problem was the water was only 53-54 degrees and the air temperature at the start was only 52 degrees. My partner Jim had been to this lake several times prior to this tournament and I had faith we going to go well. After a nights cold rain the lake was absolutely calm. So we head over to the damn where my boater pulled in 3 fish. While I couldn’t do anything to get a bite and pull in a fish. The wind started to come in from the cold front and we decided to change positions.
We pull along this wall and I hook up with a nice 4 pounder with a chatterbait. Next cast to the same spot and I hook up with something even bigger and it started to pull drag when it got away. For the life of me I just couldn’t catch a fish on a shakey head. My partner was throwing a wacky rigged worm and he let me borrow one and I ended up catching another fish.
I ended up in 11 in the tournament; however I learned some valuable lessons from Jim.