The Bassmaster Open in Lewisville this week has shown some surprises and one thing that we had expected. The surprises had to be the low weights, and the lack of almost all competitors to stay on the fish when they did find some. Something that we were expecting was Brent Chapman to be right at the top of the standings. Maybe I am just a little more exited about that because we have recently started working with the Tightline UV lures and have been very impressed.
It’s not like there were no nice bags brought in over the three days because there were but they were few and far between. When was the last time we had such low totals for a Bassmaster event? Don’t forget the ticket to the classic is also on the line here. What about a fish-off for a spot in the classic? Wow, that is some pressure on what will most likely be decided by a fish or two, and that’s if the fishing is better than it has been.
This event had a shorter weigh in than any local club event I have been to in a long time. Only 4 anglers brought fish to the scales on the last day. Only three co-anglers joined them. This should give us all a little lift for when we have one of those days. Not only can it happen to anybody but sometimes fishing is so tough it happens to almost everybody.
Well for now I just want to send out luck to the anglers in the fish off tomorrow we will be watching and I’m sure we will be back to have our say about the finish.
Check out http://www.bassmaster.com/news/fish-decide-open for more information.