Saturday, June 16, 2007

what, where and how




vince and i had a 3rd place finish in the xtreme bass tournament on lake toho today. we weighed in a limit of five bass weighing about 20 pounds. we missed second place by a few ounces and first place weighed 23 pounds. i lost a fish in the last hour of the tourney that would of placed us 2nd and won us about 400 more dollars (if i dont say it vince will comment about it, so i thought i would beat him to the punch). we were throwing zoom horny toads on flat lily pads in 4-6 ft of water. we only caught 1 fish that didnt measure and culled out 6 or 7 fish. vince caught a 6 pounder and i caught a 5 1/2 pounder. all-in-all, im very happy with our finish. cant wait till next week!

4 comments:

matt said...

Nice job, Cannon. I didn't know anyone consistenly placed in those things. Is the main secret to success time on the water, experience, or ???.

Is that your photo and drawing?

So, what do you do when you hook a monster bass in the middle of the weeds? Do you need super heavy gear to winch them out?

Wow.

Vince said...

well matt (according to cannon) what you need is: 1. a reel that will pop out of the reel seat on the rod the first time you hook a fish and 2. a rod that will break inside the handle area the second time you get a fish on...

vanckirby said...

what vince says is true. i broke two rods yesterday while fishing the toad. so its not easy on the equipment. you need pretty heavy rods and a fast gear ratio on your baitcaster. for line, i was using 65lb power pro braid. hook, 5/0 owner "j" wide gap. and a completely tightened down drag. that would be why my rods broke.

vince, if i remember correctly one day we were flipping heavy grass in a tourney and your reel popped off.

vanckirby said...

no, not my photos. i borrowed them from the world wide web. we didnt have time for pics.