MALCOLM KITCHEN & JONATHAN HAAG TOP 38 TEAMS AND WIN $790 ON CANYON

MALCOLM KITCHEN & JONATHAN HAAG TOP 38 TEAMS AND WIN $790 ON CANYON

📅01 April 2016, 02:05

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CANYON LAKE, TX – Another gorgeous evening greeted 70 anglers as they launched their boats from Canyon Lake Marina in preparation for Event #3. After the sun set and the scales opened, it was Malcolm Kitchen and Jonathan Haag collecting the big pay day. As we saw last week on Dunlap, the winning team again only caught 5 keepers and again they were the right ones. When asked how they caught them, the team said “We pulled out all of our baits from the 80’s and started slinging. Everything we did 2 weeks ago for the first Thursday Night tournament, we decided we were going to do the complete opposite this time” They caught their 5th and final fish at 9:45pm that went nearly 7 pounds which would end up as the big bass of the tournament. When asked about the big fish, “We saw a boat sitting on a spot most of the night not catching anything and then leave, so we decided to go over there”. A bold and unpopular tactic that paid off. “On my first cast I fired out a crankbait and it went maybe 5ft when it just stopped. At first I thought it was another striper, then it surfaced and we knew it was a bass” Malcolm explained. The team finished with just over 14 pounds and collected $790 for their efforts.

2nd place went to the husband and wife team of Steve and JoAnn Lopez. Steve and JoAnn drew boat 16 and were the first team to weigh in. They sat in 1st place with 5 fish for 12.27 pounds for most of the tournament while watching the line of teams from the later flight with fish getting in line to weigh. With their Skeeter boat registered with Skeeter Real Money they had a chance at a huge payday!

Most teams that caught fish stayed on the main lake, while most of the teams that went up river struggled. Moving baits seemed to be key for the top finishers. Water temps near the lower end of the lake were reported at 65 degrees while other anglers reported temps in the mid 70’s up river.

 

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