JASON OLIVO & JOEY RODRIGUEZ TOP 60 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 11.28 POUNDS AND WIN OVER $1200

JASON OLIVO & JOEY RODRIGUEZ TOP 60 TEAMS ON CANYON WITH 11.28 POUNDS AND WIN OVER $1200

📅29 June 2018, 00:58
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CANYON LAKE, TX – Nobody must have told the 117 anglers that showed up that 100 degree heat, high winds, and a full moon is a good recipe for doing anything, except fish. It was tough again this week but as it has been the last few weeks, another 11 pound bag took the win as Jason Olivo and Joey Rodriguez got their third win of the season. Jason and Joey caught their fish shallow flipping a Pit Boss into heavy cover and you could tell by the color of the fish that these fish have been eating some crawfish, and lots of it as their lips and fins had an orange tint to them. Jason later mentioned that their livewell was full of crawfish. Jason and Joey said they caught all their good fish early and as the night rolled on, the fish got smaller. Jason and Joey took home $930 for their first place finish and an additional $350 for registering for the Atlas Awards program and getting a win.

2nd place went to Brad Nichols and Bobby Rodriguez but unlike the winners, this team fished deep with football jigs and shakey heads. It took them all night to get their 5th fish and they used every second of it catching their final keeper on the last cast to which Brad let us know how it went down. Brad said Bobby mentioned to him that he thinks he feels a bite or something, to which Brad said, “well set the hook on whatever it is because we have to go anyway” to which Booby obliged and got their fifth keeper and secured their 2nd place finish and $540 pay day.

3rd place went to the father and son team of Blake and Cade Dornburg. This team has got things going as it is their third finish in a row in the top 3, despite last week only having 4 fish to weigh in. Cade laid it all out for us and said they caught their first fish deep in 30’ of water which was also their biggest fish of the night. They moved around a bit and were able to fill out 1 of only 7 limits weighed in last night with the rest of their fish caught in the 12-14’ depth. They took home $270 for their third place finish.

1 fish can make all the difference as we saw Pratt and Katie Kramer bring in the big bass with a 5.69 pound fish and take home $300 with their only fish of the night. Pratt let us know he was convinced that he needed to sale all his rods, gear, and his boat and hang it up just before that fish hit 20 minutes before weigh in. Katie didn’t even want to get the net as she said she was getting bit at the same time for the first time all night, but once that fish came up she raced to the net and saved the day as the bait wasn’t even in the fish’s mouth once it got in the boat.

Fishing is tough on Canyon right now. Water temps are rising, fish that were on brush piles 2 weeks ago have seemingly moved off, some fish are shallow and no one really knows where the rest of them are. Topwaters had been working in previous weeks, but this week we didn’t hear of anyone catching anything on them. Soft plastics worked slowly on the bottom was the key to success for the winners this week.

 

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