Well is been a couple of weeks since my last entry. I went to the San Mateo and the Sacramento ISE shows. They were good. The new Dobyns rods are Unreal! He sure hit a home run with them! The whole show was a buzz about the rods. The roundtable was a lot of fun as usual. Kent and the panel was a riot. And the new Black Dog Lunker Punkers???? Forget about ever needing a spook ever again! The new 6″ injected model is the shit! Along with the 8″ and the monster 10″ they have it covered now.
On Saturday 1-17-09 I fished the 1st Delta ABA tournament of the year. My partner Bobby Delamater was working the Sac show for Lowrance so I had to fish it alone. After running through 30 minutes of fog, I came to my first spot where I had been catching them in them a couple of weeks prior. I fished it for about 45 minutes with the ripbait and dropshot which had been working, but didn’t get a single bite! I didn’t think the fish had left, so I just kept changing up baits until I found something they would eat. That turned out to be the new Bobby D’s citrus shad chatterbait. I caught 3 right off the bat with it, then hit a dry spell. After an hour with no bites and about 1 mile of bank fished, I finally caught 2 more keepers for fill my limit. They were all in the 2 1/2 - 3 pound range. I didn’t feel like that spot held any bigger fish and it was noon on a sunny day, so I decided to go flip some tullies looking for some big girls moving up in the warming shallows. The water was still 48 degrees! I didn’t get another bite the rest of the day! That’s the way it goes this time of year. There aren’t many up shallow, but they will be the better fish if you can just get bite. As I head into the weigh in, I hear people talking about how tough the bite was so I didn’t feel so bad about my day. When it was all said and done I ended up in 5th place with 13.94 pounds. There was only 7 limits caught out of 34 teams! Defiantly a tough winter bite on the Delta. I earned $250 and some great points to start off the new season. I am looking forward to next month when the bite should be a little better and I will have my partner back! For now, I’m still stuck in Washington working