Meg and I teamed up for York Bass Club's last tournament of the season, which was on Conesus Lake on Sunday the 26th. Only 5 boats showed up for this one though.
It was a nice morning, and we started in a spot up north. Wind was VERY light out of the south. We worked that area thouroughly dragging tubes for smallies, and Meg finally caught a nice 2 pounder. One more drift and I got another squeaker that went into the well. I made the decision to move, those fish weren't what we were after!!
We moved to an area down south traditionally to be a good area of mine. By the time we got there, the wind picked up nicely straight out of the south. It was capping pretty good for awhile, perfect!! We made one very long drift through my entire stretch (nearly a mile long) and by the time we got to the end, we had our limit and 12-13 pounds or so.
On the second drift though the area, it started out slower, making me wonder if we got all the "willing" fish on the first drift. then all of a sudden another good whack, and a good 3 pound plus cull fish came into the boat. A short time after that, another good bite, but the fight was different, very different. This was not a smallie, but maybe a northern?? No, a good largemouth!!! We got into into the boat, and guesstimated it to be near 5 pounds. Ahh, the kicker we needed!! Who says you can't catch largemouth dragging tubes
On the next drift Meg catches her second fish of the day, but I do believe it was our largest smallie at 3 3/4 pounds or so, and another excellent upgrade!!
After that we each caught another one or two fish, and the wind died down just before it switched directions. From then on the bite was non-existant.
At the scales we weighed 17.68 pounds, and the greenie weighed 4.88. As it turned out, that was only good for 3rd out of the 5 teams. First had 18.3 pounds (one 5.12 largemouth for lunker and four smallies) and second was 18.1 pounds (four largemouth and 1 smallie). 4th place was still in the upper 16's, but the 5th team did not weigh.
Thanks Meg for being a great partner on the water!
What an awesome weekend!! 2 consecutive days on two different bodies of water (Erie on Saturday) and have the limits each day combined for 10 fish weighing 41.51 pounds. An average over 4 pounds!!! Why some people around here put their boats away in September or early October I do not understand!!!