DANIEL KURTZ & TODD IVINS GET THEIR 2ND WIN TOPPING 39 TEAMS ON CANYON

DANIEL KURTZ & TODD IVINS GET THEIR 2ND WIN TOPPING 39 TEAMS ON CANYON

📅29 April 2016, 01:21

1ST PLACE - TODD IVINS / DANIEL KURTZ

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CANYON LAKE, TX – Light showers and threats of rain on a Canyon Lake that has seen a fluctuation in water levels in the recent days would seemingly change things up for the 39 teams that participated. It however didn’t take long for Daniel Kurtz and Todd Ivins to figure them out. The team has fished together a total of 4 times and already have 2 Thursday Nighters wins and a top 10 to add to their resume. Todd said the team started out quick: “Daniel was throwing creature baits shallow and I was fishing out deeper. He quickly put 3 solid fish in the boat and it didn’t take me long before I switched baits and went shallow. We were able to get a limit pretty quick before it got dark. We made our final cull well after dark.” That last cull a 15 incher brought their total up to a solid 13.72 pounds. The team said they were fishing extremely shallow in the newly flooded brush throwing creature baits and were able to weed through the small ones to put together their limit. With the win the team took home $615, plus with a Boerne Marine receipt Todd also won the custom Skeeter TFO rod.

2nd place went to the current AOY leader Justin Hummel and Leonard Debraska who have been as consistent as they come. They have 4 top 5 finishes and a 6th place finish in only 7 events. Justin and Leonard got off to a shakey start losing a fish they estimated at nearly 4 pounds right at the boat that cost them their limit, but were able to rebound and put 4 very solid fish including the tournaments big bass at 5.09 pounds in the box. Justin explained, “That big fish hit twice! I missed her the first time but she came back and got it a 2nd time”. The team focused their efforts in depths of 10 foot throwing soft plastics. All 4 of their fish came before dark and like the first place team they stayed mid lake. With thier 2nd place finish and Big Bass honors the team took home a total of $605.

3rd place went to the team of Craig Musselman and Jason Funderburk. Craig and Jason put in some practice earlier in the week and were able to find a spot holding a lot of good fish and it paid off. The team pulled boat 39, were the 2nd to last team to be released and were surprised when they arrived at their spot to not see another boat already there. Once they pulled up, they power poled down and worked the area with jerkbaits and topwaters and caught fish from 1ft of water out to 10’. Like the winners they also had to wade through many small fish to get their limit.

Fishing overall was pretty good for most of the field with 8 limits brought to the scales and several more teams with 4 fish. Soft plastics again accounted for the majority of the fish with others catching a few on topwaters and swimbaits.

 

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