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Santuit Pond 5-19

This past Saturday we had a Rod Jockeys tourney at my favorite lake, Santuit.  I have always done well there.  I pre fished it last week and cuaght 11 keepers in 90 minutes. I knew the tourney would be very competitive.  I picked up Shorty around 530 and made it to the lake by 545.  We drew the #6 slot and got underway right at 7 am.  We went right to the spot I alwasy catch some, and had a keeper on the boat by 730.  By 930 I had my limit and now on the prowl for some bigger ones to cull out the smaller ones.  The 5 I had onboard ranged from 14″-16″, all between 2 and 2.5 pounds.  Shorty had alot of bites but still didn’t land any.  Around 11 he started landing some keepers.  Between 930 and about 1, I culled 3 of the smaller ones and threw back 5 or 6 keepers that were between 12 and 14 inches.  Shorty now has 3 good size ones, 13-15 incers onboard.  The bite seemed to slow around 1 and we hit a few other spots on the lake.  We headed back to where we stared the day around 215, figuring we’d fish the last 45 minutes there.  Shorty grabbed one as soon as we got there.  I needed one more good one to cull the last smaller one out.  At 250, with 1o minutes to go I landed a 17″, 2.86 pounder.

It was a great day for all.  Everyone weighed fish.  I finished 5th and I am still in 3rd place in the overall points.  Be sure to check out the Rod Jockys link, and don’t forget to check out the new Riverview web site (link on the top of this page).  Its a great site!

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