The Classic


Well what a day to be on Pickwick. Rain was in the forecast a cold front moved in during the tournament and we started the morning with a 15mph north wind and then about 10am the wind shifted to nw at about 18 to 20 with gust in the 25 to 26 range yes it was rough but good news it did not rain. Some of the teams were searching for warmer clothes. It did not rain but everyone was still wearing their rain gear at weigh-in?? It was cold all day the water temp begin the morning at 68 and by the end of tournament my boat said 65. That did not stop the dedicated members of club from putting fish in the boat the bite was still pretty good. The front did not lock the fish up but they sure went for cover. The crappie was buried up in brush and went a little deeper than they had been. Everybody was long lining or spider rigging tops with minnows. 1st place went to team McCarley with a 7 fish limit of 6.65 They was spider rigging along channel edges. 2nd place went to Darrell keil which was seen doing a little of everything from crank baits to pushing corks in shallow water not real sure what gave him a 7 fish limit of 6.51. 3rd went to Joe Lambert who started out the morning with a bacon/ egg and cheese biscuit from buzzard roost restaurant and 10 dozen minnows so something tells me he fish tops and had a 7 fish limit of 6.47.

Rex Davis and Ray Tuggel one of our long time members brought a hog to the table that topped the scale at 1.68 which was plenty enough to get a big fish of the day pay day.

All the teams brought fish to the scales today and most everybody was ready to find a warm spot out of the wind. Thanks to all the teams for another safe and fun year and we look forward to another one next year. We will have a meeting to get plans done for next season on May 8th at moma jenes 6:30pm.