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It's been a couple weeks, but the Angler's Choice website was updated with the Geist tourney results from their first event on April 6. You can see the Top 10 below, or use the link to go to the full field rundown. The first event in the Indiana division *(there are 4 different divisions in Indiana) is being held this weekend on Shafer.
The last time I made the 60 mile trip to Geist to fish with Jacob, we never caught a bass, and the crappie were hardly much better. That was a sunny, calm prespawn trip, and as I made that drive again this morning, I was beginning to see shades of last year all over again. The rain/cloud chances had already disappeared, the winds were light and variable, blue skies - I was really expecting the worst in the way of a bite. To my surprise, and the reason you just never know unless you go, the bite was pretty darn good. Some clouds eventually rolled in on and off through the afternoon, and the breeze picked up enough to keep a good ripple on the water later, also. We only fished for a bit over 4 hours, but in that time frame we caught about 150-175 crappie, 3 dozen bluegill, another couple dozen yellow bass, about 24 largemouth, and one big arse carp. I can't complain.
These made the trip home...
I got a black-nose crappie today, a black crappie variant...
How about this brute - 26 pounds...
These guys (or gals) are ready to pop - the spawn is coming soon.
The 2014 season of the Angler's Choice Lake Monroe Division kicked off this past Saturday with 20 teams looking to get things started off with a win. High muddy water dominated the lake but our anglers still figured out how to catch some fish.
The team of Ed Bauer and Bob Garner pulled out the victory by a slim 3 tenths of a pound margin to claim the SMI MARINE First Place Plaques and $1067.00 dollars. They landed a solid bag of bass that came in at 10.45 pounds.
Second Place went to the team of Mike Crays and Jeff Poteet. They brought in a nice bag weighing in at 10.15 pounds which also included the Big Bass of the event at 6.65 pounds. What a PIG!!! Mike and Jeff walked away with $604 for second place and another $200 for Big Bass.
Third Place and the OUTDOORSMAN SPORTSHOP SECOND BIGBASS AWARD went to the team of Travis Feuerbach and Nate Pendill. They had two fish for 8.65 pounds including the Second Big Bass Award with a 5.77 pound bass. They walked away with a check for $354.
The First team out of the money was Dean and Rex Remington who claimed two bottles of BASS BOAT SAVER and a huge tackle pack from BAUERS CUSTOM BAITS.
THE REELSVILLE SPECIALTY COATINGS/DENALI RODS ANGLER OF THE YEAR RACE
The Angler of the year race is looking to be a good one this year with a lot on the line including two Denali Rods, Two TFO Rods, and paid entry into the Double Down pot at the Championship next spring. That's over $1000 in value to our Anglers of The Year winners!!!