This past weekend on Patoka greeted our club members with temperatures in the 30's and 40's after a major cold front went through on Wednesday and dropped the temperature over 30 degrees from Wednesday to Thursday
With the water temperature falling from the mid to upper 50's to around 50 caused the fish to be very scattered, but teams still caught fish. Trolling and Spider Rigging seemed to dominate the top of the list this weekend as each of the top 5 teams were fishing this way.
A Big thank you goes out to Tom Hankins, Glenn Gill and the advisory board that made the check-in/weigh-in process go smoothly. For many of us this our first experience with operating a tournament, so we are thankful that everyone was patient with us and we hope to get more efficient as the year progresses.
There were a total of 35 teams that braved the elements and nearly every team weighed fish. This was not an easy task as the bite was nearly as tough as the weather on tournament day.
Keep an eye open for Morse lake information. We are going to have an early check-in at the ramp on Friday night to help speed Saturday Morning up.
Patoka Lake Inaugural Tournament Results:
Finishing in First was the team of Ryan Rohl and his brother Aaron Rohl with a 7-fish limit of 8.12 lbs. Ryan and Aaron were slow trolling Rosie Reds to win. Great Job men! Ryan and Aaron won $ 294.00 for first place, plus will be getting a $75.00 gift certificate from B'n'M Poles for the win
Finishing in Second was the team of Glenn Gill and Tom Hankins. Glenn and Tom were slow trolling and spider rigging Lake Fork baby shad Glenn and Tom had a 7-fish limit that weighed 6.45. Glenn and Tom took home a check for $245.00 for their effort
Finshing in Third Place was the team of Charlie and Paul Hildreth. Charlie and Paul were slow trolling Southern Pro Tubes tipped with minnows and had a total weight of 6.33 Charlie and Paul received a check for $196.00 for 3rd Place
Finishing Fourth was the team of Jeremy and Ross McCullum with a total weight of 6.21 for their 7 fish limit. Jeremy and Ross won $147.00
Finishing Fifth and rounding out the top 5 teams was James Laswell and Kyle Kress with a total weight of 6.07 lbs for their 7-fish limit. James and Kyle also had the big fish of the tournament of 1.65 lbs. James and Kyle won $98.00 for 5th place and additional $175.00 for big fish along with a $50.00 Ted's Big fish award. Congratulations guys!
Sixth Place went to the team of Jeff Yeakle, John and Johnathon Brummely. Jeff, John and Johnathon won $40.00 for 6th place.
Congratulations to Tim Dunigan who won the 50/50 draw
Thanks to all those who fished with us this weekend and we hope that you can make it to the next tournament at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, IN on Saturday April 9th.
The club is supplementing $3.00 per boat additional over the $10.00 for the launch fee on Saturday Morning April 9th. You are responsible for $10.00 to launch your boat the morning of the tournament.
Advisory Board Members