Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lake Toho Results NTBC/Xtreme May 30th

May 30th marked the 6th tournament of 2009 for The North Tampa Bass Club and it was held on Lake Toho. We managed to elude the rain and high winds for a pretty good day on the water! The pattern for the day seemed to be find running water and you will find the fish! Not sure if that was 1st place winner Calvin Boyettes pattern but he brought 11lbs 15ozs to the scales for his second victory in as many tournaments for the new comer, nice job! My partner Kevin McCarthy and I got lucky and found some running water up in a canal and managed to do fairly well. I landed big bass for the day at 5lbs 11ozs and Kevin caught a 4-11 tossing our baits up in the current and letting it bounce in the rocks and off the bottom. I got mine on a black and blue jig with a pork rind trailer and I think Kevin got his on a jig as well. I also picked up a few on junebug culprits and one on a swimbait to fill out my limit and take 2nd place with 10lbs 12ozs. 3rd place was Phil Hankins with 10lbs 5ozs and a 4lb 13oz kicker. 4th place was Tom Moore with 9lbs 13ozs and 5th place was Brad Arnold with 8lbs 13ozs. A total of 23 anglers caught 55 fish weighing over 104 pounds with 3 limits caught. ...X-treme One Man Series was on Toho as well. They had 88 participants and some very nice weights and big bass as well! Jeremy Smith took 1st and $5000 with 24.53lbs. Big bass was taken by Corbin Dyer Sr. at 8.21 lbs. Overall they had 9 anglers at over 19 lbs and 16 fish over 5 lbs weighed in! A lot of guys were fishing the mouth of Shingle Creek as I counted 22 boats there at one point!

My Review of Minn Kota® Maxxum 80/BG/Hand Freshwater Bow-Mount - 24v-80lb-52"

The Sports Authority

The Maxxum® freshwater bow-mount trolling motor from Minn Kota® was designed with tournament-tested power and innovative fishing features that serve one purpose: keeping up with die-hard boaters like you.

Great trolling motor!

Nowski Tampa, Fl 6/9/2009


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This is an excellant trolling motor. It's not real difficult to mount either. It's very easy to use and has great power at 80#'s of thrust. I would recommend getting an extension for the handle though.