CHARLES WHITED & DEREK CONE TOP 46 TEAMS WITH 17.37 POUNDS AND TAKE HOME $980

CHARLES WHITED & DEREK CONE TOP 46 TEAMS WITH 17.37 POUNDS AND TAKE HOME $980

📅21 April 2017, 00:50

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CANYON LAKE, TX – If there was a guess the winning weight, a safe bet would be between 17 and 18 pounds as this is the 3rd time 17 pounds and change has won this year.

As goes Canyon Lake fishing, it was totally different for most from the week prior.  However; missing out on the tough bite from last week was the team of Charles Whited and Derek Cone whom top 46 teams this week with 17.53 pounds for their best 5 and also won big bass with a 5.37 pound beauty that earned them a total of $980.  Charles mentioned that the fishing was a bit slow and they had to move around to several areas to catch their fish. Some came before dark, but just as many came after the sun went down on deeper humps and brushpiles.  The team threw 10″ power worms and worked them slowly across the bottom and were able to pick up the big bass of the tournament well after dark in 20+ feet of water.  Congrats to Charles and Derrick for a solid bag.  It was Charles 2nd win of 2017.

2nd place went to the 2016 Angler of the Year team Justin Hummel and Leonard DeBraska.  It was their first time to finish in the money this year and took home $445 plus the Boerne Marine Bonus for having a Boerne Marine receipt which won them a Skeeter TFO Custom rod.  They too had success throughout the tournament culling several times to get up to their final weight of 12.97 pounds.  They had 2 very nice small mouth in their bag and caught their fish on tx-rig soft plastics on windblown points in 10-12′ of water.

3rd place went to our current leaders of the 2017 AOY race, Thomas Howe and Phillip Thompson with 12.83 pounds.  They mentioned they caught their fish on do nothing banks dragging worms very slowly.  They also culled several times and caught several fish after dark.  Phillip said their best bite came in 10-12′ of water.

Smallmouth where everywhere and they were eating.  There has never been more smallmouth brought to the scales than there were this week.  Most teams reported to have caught several on just about everything as long as you were around deeper water and a little rock.  Craw or creature baits got the most action, but a few were caught on crankbaits and spinnerbaits.  The shad spawn appears to be over and the shad have moved from the shallow stick ups in the backs of most creeks and with them, the bass.  Many teams figured this out and fished points and deeper water as these fish appear to be transitioning into a summer pattern.

 

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