The first two events of the 2012 Big Bass Bonanza have come and gone and my partner, Nick Gross and I have put ourselves in a position that we will need to climb out of. The first event was held on Sauk Lake, which has the potential for putting out some big bass, which it did, with the winners bringing in over 30 lb's of bass for an 8-fish limit!
My partner Nick spent sometime out on the lake the weekend prior and found some scattered bass holding on several forms of cover. During our official practice day on Saturday we confirmed that Sunday would be a junk fishing day, to some anglers this is a bad thing, but for us its just a fun day of fishing. This day started off with Nick and I going left, when we should've went right and this cost us. We had a tough day on the water and only ended up with 6 fish for 11.83 lb's, putting us in 18th.
The second event was on Green Lake, near Spicer and going into this tournament Nick and I had a good feeling, after both of us having good practice days out there. Tournament day came and the bite was noticeably different from the day before, but we put together a pattern and continued to catch smallmouth throughout the day, but they were all cookie cutter 2.25 to 2.5 lb fish. These were not the fish we were going to need to win, nor finish in the money.
Throughout the day, we continued to upgraded, little-by-little and I was able to put our big bass, a 3.98 lb. fish in the live well. By the end of the day we had a limit that weighed 20.53 lb's, which put us in 12th out of 31 teams. Not a horrible finish, but not what Nick and I were looking for.
So taking the positives from this, we should move up in the year end standings for making the TOC in September, which is our goal. With the wind yesterday, we relied heavily on our Minn Kota trolling motor to keep our boat in good position. A trolling motor is as only good as the battery's powering it, which is why I rely on my Minn Kota Battery Charger. Here is a quick look at some of it's features.
Until then, I hope you get out to enjoy the great fishing the lakes and rivers have to offer and be safe as the boat traffic increases now with summer in full swing.