CHARLES WHITED & BILL POLKINGHORN WEIGHIN 17.29LBS TO REPEAT AND TOP 30 TEAMS ON CANYON

CHARLES WHITED & BILL POLKINGHORN WEIGHIN 17.29LBS TO REPEAT AND TOP 30 TEAMS ON CANYON

📅24 June 2016, 00:50

1ST PLACE - CHARLES WHITED - BILL POLKINGHORN

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CANYON LAKE, TX – Rapid dropping water levels and water temps in the upper 80s made things tough for most of the 30 boat field, but Charles Whited and Bill Polkinghorn remain dialed in as they were able to bring in another monster bag to claim their 3rd win in the last 4 events. This was Charles 4th consecutive win on Canyon. Like the previous weeks the team started shallow throwing swim jigs in the submerged vegetation and scraped up 2 keepers, but at as Charles would go on to explain, “just before it gets dark, they really turn on for us”. The team would fill their limit throwing Oldhams flipping jigs in the “gator” color (good luck finding those babies before the next Canyon tournament) on deep ledges. Unlike previous weeks, the team caught only 8 keepers all night with several small fish in the mix. With another 17lb bag and a 6.04 kicker which earned them Big Bass honors, the team took home $675 on the night.

In 2nd place was Curt Shcoettle and Blake Dornburg with their weight coming in at an even 10.00 pounds. They mentioned catching their fish on ledges in 9-10 ft of water on plastics and crankbaits. This team was no stranger to the winners circle in 2015, but it was Curts first check of 2016 on only 5 events and Blakes 3rd check in 2016. Their 2nd place finish earned them $315

3rd place went to the solo angler of Maya Ramos. Just like the 1st place team, Maya caught all of his fish in a 30 minute window in that magical time slot (or so it seems) of 8:45 – 9:15pm just like the 1st place team and several other teams who weighed in fish. Maya caught all of his fish on crankbaits and didn’t have a keeper until 8:45 when he said all hell broke loose and fish just started eating. With his 3rd place finish Maya took home $210.

Canyon has cooled off a bit for size since the previous week, but the smaller fish have showed up as several teams reported to have caught many many fish. The smallmouth are eating and are just about everywhere on Canyon. Crankbaits, swimbaits and spinnerbaits are accounting for a lot of fish on wind blown banks that have submerged vegetation in the 2-7’ range. The topwater bite has slowed and the bigger fish have transitioned into a typical summer time pattern holding on deep ledges and points.

 

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