fished a Tulsa Metro Bass League tournament on June 2nd at Ft. Gibson lake in
Oklahoma (sight of the 1999 FLW Tour Championship). The fishing has been
extremely tuff this year on the lake, so I figured that a limit would do
pretty good. We started off by trying to get a top water bite early,
which turned up nothing. I figured that I need to cover as much water as
I could until locating some fish, so I started throwing a small crankbait.
I caught a couple of short fish and decided to slow down, so I picked up a
Terminator Jig with a Gene Larew diamond chunk trailer sprayed with Garlic
Kick'n Bass. I was pitching the jig to isolated cover in the river.
My first fish was a 2lb'er, about an hour later I picked up our 2nd fish about
the same size. By this time it was 10am and I was getting a little
worried. I knew that if I could just get three more keepers in the boat
that we would have a good shot at getting a check. I kept throwing the
jig with the garlic Kick'n Bass to the visible cover. About 11:30 I came
across a stretch of bank and hit the jackpot. Not only did I get the
three keepers that I was looking for but picked up a fourth that was our
kicker fish. 4.49lbs... This fish was good for 2nd BB in the tournament
and worth $160 bucks. Thanks to my cul-m-rite stren scales, I knew that I
had 12lbs 11ozs. Knowing what our weight was we waited during the weigh
in. We were the next to last team to weigh in that day...
would like to thank my fiancÚ for the great job that she did with me this
tournament. This is a team event and she has not fished that much.
She did boat 4 fish, but as luck would have it they were all short. The
reason that I am complementing her is that she netted everyone of the fish
like a pro. If it would not have been for her great netting abilities
the big fish may not have been landed. The fish hit the jig very very
softly and I did the worst known thing, A whishy washy hook set. The
fish literally came unbuttoned when I gave it slack to reach in the net to get
would like to thank Ken Revell and Kick'n-Bass for all of there support.
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