THOMAS HOWE & PHILLIP THOMPSON TOP 50 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 12.62LBS TO WIN OVER $1000

THOMAS HOWE & PHILLIP THOMPSON TOP 50 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 12.62LBS TO WIN OVER $1000

📅21 July 2017, 01:33

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CANYON LAKE – TX, Although we didn’t see the century mark as far as temperature it was definitely hot with temps in the upper 90’s. 50 teams braved the heat and expanding on their Angler of the Year standings were the team of Thomas Howe and Phillip Thompson by winning with 12.62 pounds and also taking the big bass with a 6.45 pounder. Phillip and Thomas drew boat #43 and had a 10:20 weigh in time which may have helped as they said things started out slow but picked up as the sun went down and the temps dropped. They fished deep, real deep in depths of over 30 ft throwing shakey heads and were able to cull 3 times they said that may have gained them an ounce. With this win they took home over $1000 and more importantly, they now have a 29 point lead going into the final event next week.

2nd place went to Ted Jackson and David Skelton. They were the first boat out and they too mentioned things started out slow, but picked up as the night went on. Also like the winners Ted and David were fishing in depths from 20-30 feet to get their better fish. They were throwing tx-rigged craw baits on brushy ledges worked very slow. It was the teams best finish of the season and they took home $460 for their efforts.

3rd place went to Barry Dodd and Mike Maring who finished in 2nd place last week. This team is batting a thousand as they have fished two Thursday Nighters and have cashed a check both times. It was more of the same from last week as the team again focused on deep brush. Just like the winners they drew a late number with boat #42 and had a 10:20pm weigh in time which may have helped as the team mentioned that they didn’t have a single keeper in the boat before 8 pm. As the temps dropped and the wind started blowing, the bigger fish started eating. The team was able to fill out their limit throwing dropshots. Barry and Mike weighed in 8.92lbs and took home $240 for their 3rd place finish.

The fish weighed in tonight were as healthy and fat as we have seen. With bait all over the lake although not much bigger than an inch, there is plenty for fish to eat. Several teams reported to have still caught fish shallow, but it does appear that the summer transition to deep water is finally here. Soft plastics still reign supreme with very few fish reported to have been caught on moving baits or top waters.

 

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