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Went to Jumbo for four days for the CWA tourney. Got on the water around noon on Thursday and just decided to troll around the whole lake to get a feel for it. I had only fished it once before. After about 50 dink walleye's i decided trolling cranks was out! Same thing had happened to me last year. So on Friday I decided to go shallow (five feet or less in the weeds and just bass fish. My best five fish were from 20-22 inches, so I knew what to do Saturday when it counted.

Saturday I caught about 20 fish shallow and the five I weighed in gave me 12.3 lbs which was good enough for second place. Day two i got a skinny 18" eye on my second cast and that was my last keeper of the day??? I jumped from weed bed to weed bed hoping to bump a group of big fish to no avail. I hooked one about noon that looked really nice, but she pulled off at the boat. After that I moved out into the channel to pull live bait for the last two hours and caught probably 20 fish but they were all 13-14.5 inches:mad:

Any way it was fun weekend and I got a good check for 2nd place the first day. I just wish my pattern would of held for one more day.
 

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didja huck blades? they kicked ass a week ago-
Yeah but not in the weeds. I knew if i didn't catch big fish there would be no chance of winning so i went shallow. Fishing there is ridiculusly good so everything catches fish. Justin got a 5 lber and a 7 lber in one weed bed and weighed in a 18 lb. limit on Sunday to jump ahead of everybody.
 

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I marked a ton of them ice fishing but they did not want any of me.
 

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That's cool that you get to do those tourneys, and even better that you do well. Envious as hell as I'm lucky if I get one day a week(and it's on the weekend when the speed demons are out in droves). Keep on truckin'!
 

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Way to go bud!!! On fire this season!!!
 

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When it comes down to it, doing the tournament thing is a real effort and commitment. Thank you for sharing strategy and congrats!!! 8)
 

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Just curious, did the tourny check cover the cost of the gear you lost and your expenses for the trip?
It was $600 for the that day, which covers my entry fee's for these first three tournaments. The next one is Big Mac in a little less than three weeks. I am ranked 14th so far after three tournaments. I had hoped to make the top ten this year so I will have my work cut out for me at Big Mac. Hopefully I can figure some things out in practice?
 
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