This past Saturday, April 28th., we had a tourney on Sampsons Pond in Carver. It was a cold start to the day, when I left home at 445 it was 31. The forecast was highs in the upper 50’s with a NE wind 17. So I knew it was gonna be a cold one. Got to the ramp and it was 38, warming up, there was no wind. As we were waiting to go, Vern and I were watching some big fish chasing the bait fish just off the ramp. I decided to check them out when I left. I left 4th and went right over to them. I threw a top water then switched to a rubber worm, no luck. I decided to move around the corner into a small cove out of the wind, it was starting to blow. Most of the guys were fishing the rocks in the middle, to cold for me, I already had my winter hat and gloves on. I came across a cow sitting on a bed. So, I started bed fishing, something I enjoy. I fished for her for about 50 minutes, she wasn’t interested. I was going through every lure in my boat. I finally pissed her off and she grabbed. She was a “biggen”. I moved along the shore making casts. Got 3 pickerel and 2 short Largies. I came across another cow on a bed. I threw everything at her. She would look at it and swim off. I worked her for almost 2 hours, when I decided to leave her and come back later. It was now about noon time, and the weigh in was at 3. So I moved out to the rocks and shore line around them. Had a few small Largies and a few good hits, but no keepers. I moved back to that cow, hoping no one had grabber her. She was there! I made up some crazy rigs, something diffrent and tossed them at her. I was starting to get her mad after 40 minutes or so. I was even able to wrap her in the line and that really pissed her off. She finally had enough of me and took the bait! She was a hog. It was now 230 time to find more, quick. I started back towards the ramp, got a few more shorts and went to the weigh in with the 2. George took 1st with 5 fish at 10.37 pounds, Vern took 2nd with 5 fish at 10.12 pounds and Teddy took 3rd with 5 fish at 9.69 pounds. I finished 5th with 6.72 pounds and won Big Bass with a 3.88 Largie.
Check out the story and pictures on the Rod Jockyeys link on the top of the page. Next tourney May 19th at Santuit!!!!!