CHARLES WHITED AND RYAN LACKEY TOP 43 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 15.78 POUNDS

CHARLES WHITED AND RYAN LACKEY TOP 43 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 15.78 POUNDS

📅19 May 2017, 00:31

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CANYON LAKE, TX – The wind blew once again with gusts up to 25mph, but the rain and thunderstorms held off as the 9th event of the season gets written in to the books. One thing that also didn’t hold off was Charles Whited, as he got win #5 on the year. Charles teamed up with Ryan Lackey who was fishing his 2nd event of the year and the team came up big weighing in 15.78 pounds and winning $710. Ryan did all the heavy lifting in this one, catching all 5 keepers throwing weighted flukes on ledges and brush in the 15-25’ range. The team caught fish all night and were able to put 8 keepers in the boat. They started shallow and picked up a few fish then moved out deep as the sun went down and caught their better fish. The team won $710 for their efforts.

Coming in 2nd was the hot team of Chuck Ware and Ross Wright. They have finished in the money the last 3 times they have fished together. The team said they caught fish from 6 inches of water out to 25’ of water. Chuck and Ross said it was tough fishing, only because they elected to stay and battle the wind and the waves on an area they have caught fish before. Keeping their balance and feeling for a bite were just 2 things they had to contend with as the waves pounded their boat. They caught several fish including the Big Bass of the tournament that came in just a hair under 6 pounds at 5.95 pounds and also had a small mouth in their bag to get them up to 14.44 pounds. When asked about the big bass, Chuck said he threw out his jig and the wind carried it up on to the bank. As soon as the jig got into the water the big girl hit. They won $215 for that fish to go along with the $410 for their 2nd place finish.
Coming in 3rd was another consistent team of Tyler Stanley and Kevin Jackson. It was the teams 2nd time to cut a check in 2017 and their first top 3 finish. They reported to have caught most of their fish on flukes in shallow water around hard woods.

The bite on Canyon was a little tougher tonight than it had been in previous weeks, the wind although beneficial most of the time, it does not help when it blows 20-30mph and sends most teams in to protected areas. However; this week the avg. fish caught was 2.08 pounds which is the heaviest we have seen all year. Topwaters are starting to heat up in areas where wind is not an issue, with Texas rigged craw baits, power worms, and flukes the hot baits of choice in 1’ out to 30’ of water.

 

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