ROSS & JENN WRIGHT WEIGH IN 15.43LBS TO TOP 64 TEAMS AND WIN OVER $2500

ROSS & JENN WRIGHT WEIGH IN 15.43LBS TO TOP 64 TEAMS AND WIN OVER $2500

📅20 April 2018, 01:06
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CANYON LAKE, TX – 119 anglers were finally greeted with manageable winds for the first time so far this season with winds blowing 10-15mph to start the evening and decreasing as the sun went down. Thus more anglers were fishing more main lake points and humps than in previous weeks and the weights showed it. Husband and wife team of Ross and Jennifer led the way, weighing in the biggest bag of 2018 with 15.43 pounds. Ross and Jenn were fishing deep in 20-35’ of water throwing soft plastics around deep cover and said they didn’t get many bites, just quality bites. This makes Ross’s seventh Thursday Nighter career win and Jennifer’s first. They took home $1,010 in prize money plus another $1500 for fishing out of their 2017 Skeeter.

2nd place went to father and son team of Scott and Kyle Olson. Unlike the winners who drew boat #48 and had a 10:20 weigh in time, Scott and Kyle were boat #9 with a 10:00pm weigh in time and were one of the first teams to weigh in. When their fish tipped the scale at 12.61 pounds that had been the biggest bag weighed in the past 3 weeks. Sitting nervously with a potential $3300 pay day that included Skeeter Real Money and Atlas Awards bonus money, we caught up with the team as they watched bag after bag all night come up just short. Scott said they too had caught their fish deep throwing blue colored baits and were able to get a limit before dark. Once the sun went down they went deeper and ran to a deep drop with rock. The first cast with a tx-rigged blue colored soft plastic yielded them the 2nd biggest bass of the tournament tipping the scales at 6.21 pounds. It was Scott and Kyles fourth top 3 finish in their illustrious Thursday Nighter career with this one paying them $575 plus an additional $100 in Atlas Awards money.

3rd place went to the consistent team of Thomas Howe and Phillip Thompson. They were doing more of the same from last week fishing windy points with c-rigs and were able to bring in a solid bag of 12.50 pounds as well as this weeks big bass that tipped the scales at 6.58 pounds. Thomas said they caught the big fish on the 2nd cast of the night. Drawing boat 43 there many boat obviously went right past their spot and they felt fortunate no one was no it when they finally got there. The Big Bass netted them $320 plus they earned another $265 for their third place finish.

The catching this week was significantly better than in weeks past. With the wind more manageable last night, anlgers were able to fish more main lake areas that are less protected by the north winds and fish slow and deep. Many anglers still report to catching fish on moving baits shallow around stickups which included several nice smallmouth up to 4 pounds.

 

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