Dave Bennett and I traveled down to Lake Michigan last week for the annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. (www.sbobt.org) This has become an annual event for us and we always have a blast. For the second time in the past three years, the event was a one-day shoot-out because of high winds forcing the cancellation of day two. We had a tough day one on Saturday and reeled in 20.98 pounds for a 48th place finish. We stuck with a plan we had confidence in and things just didn't pan out all that great for us. Congratulations that all the teams that did well and finished in the prizes! Here are some photos from our week on Lake Michigan.
A couple of big fish from our first day of practice. We found'em pretty good that first day and things starting changing up on us throughout the week.
A large walleye we caught while searching for bass...we had pretty good luck with the multi-species this year. Walleye, whitefish, brown trout, carp, bullheads and pike, of course. Also saw some giant musky swimming around looking to spawn in some of the shallow back bays.
We managed to catch a couple of beautiful brown trout, which we had never caught before, so that was pretty cool.
Dave and a big brownie...
Had to get a picture with my first carp! It was a big fish - tough fighter!
We had a great time and will definately be going back again next year. My new boat - a Lund 2010 Predator performed awesome in the big waters of Lake Michigan and allowed us to run to where we wanted to fish. This may be the BEST boat on the market for Great Lakes bass anglers. It handles the big water great and is a pleasure to fish out of! Also, my Optima Batteries kept us powered all day. We had plenty of trolling motor juice left, even after working it hard all day. -Gussy