Friday, May 17, 2013
The Roostertales Bass Club fished Saturday May 11 on Roosevelt Lake. There were 20 boats in the tournament. Fifteen boats returned limits. The three biggest bass were 7.17, 6.73, and 4.38 #. The three biggest bags were 15.5, 14,22, and 12.95 #. Water temperatures were around 70 degrees, and fish appeared to be mostly post spawn although there were some bass on beds. In various areas of the lake- both main lake and major creeks- bass were chasing shad along the shorelines. Various patterns worked including topwater, crankbait, jerkbait, senko, spinnerbait, frogs, and worms including dropshot. Although the dropshot bite was solid through the day, the fish were reportedly relatively small compared to the reaction bait fish.
Our next tournament is on June 29 at Bartlett Lake from 6 pm to 2 am. This is our annual Roostertales OPEN tournament. You can sign up on the site under the Memorial Open tab or at the lake prior to the tournament.