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TJ Simmons and Scott Elman win on Istokpoga!

We had another good turnout with 20 teams participating at the Lake Istokpoga Tournament. We all were trying to figure out what stage the bass were actively in ?  Was it pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn pattern that would win the tournament.  Water temp started out at 62 degrees and warmed up to 65 degrees. Were the active bass going to be shallow or were they on the outside weed lines ?

In spite of the wind and rain, the team of T.J. Simmons and Scott Elman figured out the challenge. They brought a bag of 16.31 lbs anchored by a 5.17 kicker to the scales. This is the same team that “whacked” them on Istokpoga last year.  The team of Jonathan Padgett & James Padgett were close behind with a 14.56 Lb bag placing second. James Whitman & Johnny Fletcher placing third with 14.32 Lbs.   The big fish of 7.32 Lbs landed by Rick Bateman as seen in the video below!

Special thanks to Rick Bateman for capturing and publishing the video!   If anyone has footage that they would like to have us post please send the link to us via email and we can get it uploaded for your fellow club members to enjoy.

All the detailed statistics of the tournament can be viewed on the club website RESULTS page.    Our AOY Standings have also been updated.

We all had the pleasure of experiencing a challenging and exciting weigh-in due to the rain pouring down. The club was unable to utilize the covered weigh-in stand due to another club occupying it. So we had to conduct our weigh-in out in the open.

Special Shout Out to Gary Cox for helping with the registration activities in the morning!    Thank you Gary!

Next month’s scheduled tournament:

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