The weather for club’s tournament at Kincaid on Oct. 25th was overcast and chilly with winds blowing at 9 mph and water temps from 63 to 65. . . fishing was a little tough. For some, the pattern was edges of underwater grass lines and for others it was main lake points that had small cuts protected from the wind.
Robbie took 1st place with 2 fish weighing 3.99, which included one that weighed in at 2.09. Guess who got big bass??? Robbie was using a Cumberland craw with a green pumpkin zoom super hog trailer on a 3/8 oz jig. She was able to catch close to 20 bass on tournament day with most being 14+ inches.
Kristen took 3rd with one 1 weighing 1.79 using a small square bill sexy shad crack bait.
The ladies of the Gateway Bass ‘n Gals would like to congratulate Lisa on being named to the pro-staff of Kissel Krafts Custom Rods and Bass Addiction Gear. Kissel Krafts is a family owned business out of Georgia that has been making technique and application specific rods for over 5 generations. Bass Addiction Gear has a variety of products, from trailers and craws to sun/bug apparel and culling systems — their vision is to provide quality, innovative products at affordable prices.
Lisa joined the club in 2001 during the grand opening of the Bass Pro in St. Charles, Missouri. She served as Treasurer from 2002 to the end of 2012. In 2011 she took 1st place and big bass at Table Rock Lake.
If you would like more information about Kissel Krafts Custom Rods or Bass Addiction Gear, connect with Lisa on Facebook.
Our Club tournament in September was a buddie tournament on Pomme De Terre Lake. We stayed at Nemo Bridge Resort and really appreciate their hospitality and the cleanliness of the rooms. We are always welcomed with open arms and love the fire pit. We sat around the fire each night, telling tall tales and dranking an occasional beer or glass of wine. Lucky for us, the weather was wonderful for hanging out. Saturday night, we had a potluck supper and the food was wonderful.
This was a one and a half day tournament. That way everyone gets off the lake early for the 4 hour drive home.
The conditions for fishing were a challenge. Bluebird skies always make the fishing tough. The winning team of Weber and Weber caught their fish on bluffs fishing a Ned rig. The second place team of Lynda and Rick caught most of their fish on top water fishing main lake points. Because the fish were schooling, it was hard to go back to the same spot and repeat the next day.
While top water seemed to produce the most fish, other techniques that worked were plum worm Texas rigged, red finesse worm, spinner baits and small crank baits.
A good time was had by all.
The Gateway Bass ‘n Gal standings were:
1st – Lynda
2nd – Pam L.
3rd – Leslie
4th – Lydia
5th – Cuban