MATT HUDSON & TRENT BLAKE TOP 60 TEAMS WITH A RECORD 20.60LBS ON CANYON LAKE AND TAKE HOME ALMOST $1500 WITH SKEETER REAL MONEY BONUS

MATT HUDSON & TRENT BLAKE TOP 60 TEAMS WITH A RECORD 20.60LBS ON CANYON LAKE AND TAKE HOME ALMOST $1500 WITH SKEETER REAL MONEY BONUS

📅30 June 2017, 01:08

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CANYON LAKE, TX – With temps in the upper 90’s but wind blowing 20+ mph, things started out pretty good for the 115 anglers that made it out to the 15th event of the year. Fishing in his 2nd Thursday Nighter was Matt Hudson with first timer Trent Blake, and these guys came out big! Matt said last Thursday was his first time on the lake and his first Thursday Nighter and he had found 2 good fish late and felt like more big fish were in the area. So this week Matt brought help and the duo certainly caught them. Flipping soft plastics around trees and brush in 3 to 5’ of water the team reported to have caught over 20 keepers. Most of their fish came early, then the team reported the bite died for an hour then the bite picked back up just before the sun went down. The team had a 6.74 pound beauty that didn’t get big bass, but it certainly helped them set a new Thursday Nighters total weight record of 20.60 pounds. The team won $960, plus another $500 in Skeeter Real Money for fishing from a Skeeter.

2nd place went to Mike Bates who fished solo. Starting deep Mike said he fished a few brush piles with nothing to show for it, so he changed things up and went shallow flipping trees with soft plastics and was able to pick up exactly 5 keepers for a solid 11.69 pounds. It was Mikes second top 3 finish of the season and with his 2nd place finish, he won $545.

Drawing boat number 26, Malcolm Kitchen and Jonathan Haag were right in the middle of the pack. They reported to have done the same thing as they have done every week which was fish deep. They threw soft plastics and were able to cull a couple of times to bring their weight up 10.18 pounds good enough for 3rd place and $270.

Big Bass went to Marty & Jake Massey. It is Jake and Marty’s first year to fish a Thursday Nighter and their first time to cash a check during a Thursday Nighters. They too also were flipping shallow water when they caught the Big Bass of the tournament that tipped the scales at 8.17 pounds. That fish was the 2nd largest fish weighed in on Thursday Nighters in 2017, just narrowly edging out Ross Wrights & Chick Wares 8 pounder. The team unfortunately had only 1 other fish to go with the big girl but still got 4th place over all and took home $400.

There were several quality fish weighed in despite the low weights for many teams. The average size fish brought to the scales was 2.13 pounds which is one of the heaviest we have seen since March. Shallow water was the ticket for most of the check cashers as well as for those that stuck a big fish. Brush piles did not hold any fish for most of the anglers, and TX rigged soft plastics and shakey head finesse worms are still the biggest producers.

 

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