Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Roostertales Bass Club held their Annual Open Tourney on Saturday night- 6/29- from 6 pm to 2 am. Forty-six boats participated. The tournament organization and launch was well done- despite a number of misguided ski boats and water fleas taking out when we were putting in. We won’t complain about the bikinis wandering around. It was hot, hot, hot and it seemed to be warmest after the sun went down and the heat settled on the lake. The fishing was good- but a typical Bartlett event where checks were separated by 0.10 pounds, although the first and second spots dominated. Lawrence and Schattenberg took first with a bag of 10.68# anchored by the big fish of 3.67#. They won $2000 total. You can see the rest of the results below. Fish were caught on a variety of presentations- but mostly dropshot and jigs with others reporting a topwater bite and crankbait fish.
The tournament returned 80% of the money to the top 9 places, and 100% for the two biggest fish. About $1500 in raffle prizes and money was given out with a number of personal contributions from club members to the prizes including a $500 club donation.
If you have interest in joining the Roostertales Bass club, join us at our next meeting at BassPro at 7 pm on July 8. Our next tourney is at Willow Springs on July 13.