JASON WILLIAMS & JEREMY WRIGHT GET THEIR FIRST WIN ON A RECORD BREAKING NIGHT

JASON WILLIAMS & JEREMY WRIGHT GET THEIR FIRST WIN ON A RECORD BREAKING NIGHT

📅06 May 2016, 01:33

1st PLACE - JEREMY WRIGHT / JASON WILLIAMS

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DUNLAP, TX – A new record turnout of 46 teams showed up to event #8 only to be greeted with low water levels and swift current which didn’t contribute to a lake that has been fishing tough on Thursday Nights. Weighing in the only limit of tonight’s huge field was Jason Williams and Jeremy Wright. Jeremy and Jason drew boat 22 and were able to get to their spot and quickly go to work by landing a 3 pounder minutes after their first cast. It didn’t take long for keeper #2 to get in the boat as Jason would catch their big fish pushing 6 pounds shortly after. Jason mentioned: ”The bite was very light. We’d throw out our baits and let it sight and just notice our line moving”. The team was able to put a limit together before the sun set, and were able to cull up once just after dark. They focused on very shallow water around heavy cover throwing soft plastics. This was Jeremy and Jasons 3rd time to cash a check this year and it was a big one, as the team took home $725 for their first place finish.

Brad Nichols and Ross Wright decided to team back up for this one and picked up right where they left off in 2015. They brought in 4 solid fish and came up less than an ounce from winning. They caught their fish in a variety of ways throwing frogs and flipping baits in 1 to 2 feet of water. This was their first time in the winners circle this year and took home $485 plus the Boerne Marine Skeeter TFO Rod bonus for having a Boerne Marine receipt.

Coming in 3rd place and also winning Big Bass was Eric Salinas and Chase Chavez. Eric and Chase have fished a total of 6 Thursday Nighters tournaments combined coming into tonight, but it didn’t take them long to cash their first check. The team picked up a giant 7.75 pound beauty just before dark that earned them Big Bass and 3rd place. The team caught the big fish in 10’ of water on a soft plastic tx-rigged worm. Their first time in the winner’s circle earned them a total of $470

4th place went to father and son team of Scott and Kyle Olson. Scott and Kyle drew boat 45 and just went looking for water with no boats already on it. They ended the night with only 2 keeper fish, but both were good ones. The team said they caught a few fish but the key for them was a blue gil colored swim jig and a pop-r. “What you need to do, is throw it out, pop it a couple of times, then look away. The fish would hit it every time” Scott explained. Their 4th place finish was also their first check of the year and were rewarded with $160 for their efforts.

Fishing in general has slowed on Dunlap compared to last year and the water is still off colored from mid lake and down from all the recent rains. Still teams are able to catch smaller fish on crankbaits, but better fish are coming shallow on soft plastics around thick cover. Believe it or not, several teams reported to have caught fish on beds.

 

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