September 18, 2007

Congrats Charlie

This isn't a normal post of my cooking blog, but I have to congratulate my husband. He took 1st place in a recent Heartland Pro-Am Bass Fishing Tournament at Grand Lake. I'm VERY proud of him.

The final event of the 2006-07 Heartland Pro-Am season sponsored by Tracker Marine/Nitro Boats came down to which anglers found the best shallow water pattern. Several days of clouds and drenching rain soaked Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma. This blast of refreshment after a month of brutal heat had the bass on the move and hungry. Over half of the Pros brought in a four fish limit, even after the front passed through and the sun broke out.

This event had two focal points. Not only was this the final tournament of the season to “make or break” at trip to the Pro-Am Championship, crucial points were on the line for final Angler-of-the-Year standings. Add the unique obstacle of only a four fish limit resulting in tight tournament standings and you had a nail biting finish to a great season.

Sacking a three fish limit that would have pushed him into the top 10 of the Pro Division was Amateur winner Charlie McConnell. Charlie’s 10.40 lb sack included the 2nd Big Bass of his division to net a total winning of $817. A Super Spook did the damage from shallow gravel flats and casting the bait as close to shore as possible. A couple twitches of the bait resulted in strikes near the bank. The key to his bite was the presence of baitfish on the flats.

1 comment:

Jules said...

Congrats to your husband! We live in Broken Arrow, outside of Tulsa & Grand Lake is gorgeous this time of year. My family also enjoyed your crepes. I used my recipe instead of whipping creme. I took 1 c. powdered sugar
1-8oz. cream cheese
1-small tub of Cool Whip
All mixed together with my hand mixer. SUPER YUMMY!