ROBBIE THORSTEINSON & DAVID REID TOP 43 TEAMS ON CANYON AND CASH IN ON SKEETER REAL MONEY

ROBBIE THORSTEINSON & DAVID REID TOP 43 TEAMS ON CANYON AND CASH IN ON SKEETER REAL MONEY

📅15 April 2016, 01:09

1ST PLACE - ROBBIE THORSTEINSON - DAVID REID

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CANYON LAKE, TX – The 5th event of the season and a new record turnout for our Canyon event as 43 teams made the drive out to Canyon Lake.  99 fish were weighed for almost 200lbs and after all the fish were weighed and the scales officially closed, Robbie Thorsteinson and David Reid were able to grab their first Thursday Nighters win with 12.02 pounds.  The team also won Big Bass and capitalized on Skeeter Real Money for a nice pay day bringing their total to $1390.

We caught up with the winners for some Q&A: “The days leading up to Thursday, we were contemplating going to another fishing spot.  After our number was called and took off down the lake, we decided at the last minute to go to our usual starting point.

Our evening started out slow, we had some hits and pulled in a couple of small ones but no keepers.  We weren’t being productive and after looking at the time, we decided to move on to our next spot.  But before taking off we wanted to fish laydowns and hug the shoreline to stay shallow until the next point since it was starting to get dark.  We caught our first fish at the beginning of the laydowns.”

Robbie states: “David got snagged on a log and as I was trolling backwards, I felt some resistance.  The bite was not a typical tap, it felt like I was hung up, but I decided to set the hook.  I told David hold up, I have fish on.  When I landed the fish, we looked in amazement and we knew we had at least big bass.”  They were right, as their big bass tipped the scales at 7.18 pounds and earned them Big Bass honors and a $215 bonus.

“At the very next laydown, we pulled in another big bass.  We pretty much caught all three fish within a 100 yard stretch, all the hits felt atypical, the fish were stripping the bait off the hooks, it kept on feeling like we were getting snags.  It was dark and we were thinking we need our limit, so we continued to press on.  But in the end all it took was three to take first.”

In addition to the 99 fish weighed in, many short fish were caught by most teams.  Fishing shallow in water 7’ or less will certainly trigger bites with tx-rigged or weightless flukes, rattlesnakes, and senkos.  Topwaters baits like Zara spooks and whopper ploppers also accounted for many fish.  Some fish are still spawning on the lower end of the lake in 10’ of water, but for the most part the spawn is done.

 

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