10 teams fished, 7 teams weighed in and 2 places were paid.
It seemed like both the crowds and the fish were resting from a long Memorial Day weekend as Lake Travis felt like a ghost town last night. The forecasted thunderstorms in the evening kept most anglers off the lake, but ten teams did show to try and take down the Lucky 7 Big Bass Pot.
The overcast skies cleared to a rather sunny evening as our teams left Mansfield not knowing what to expect. When the tournament was over, everyone agreed the bite was tough; no limits were caught and we did not break the double-digit mark in weights for the first time this year. Keepers were extremely hard to come by but Larry and Rich found just enough to bring in a very respectable 8.40 pounds for first place. This is their second week in a row to cash on Travis as they followed up their second place finish from last week with a win this evening, congrats again guys! The majority of their fish were caught on mid-lake points Texas rigging a green pumpkin Tiki Stick.
Before the tournament drew to a close, Bryan and Grant had one last fish to weigh. As Grant pulled out their lone keeper of the night, everyone had one question on their mind…”Was this the end of the Lucky 7 Pot?” Grant’s fish was a giant and as she hit the scales the parking lot was silenced as all ears were tuned in awaiting Booker’s official weight. When the fish came up just shy of the 7.77 mark, a sigh of relief was simultaneously let out by all the anglers followed by congratulatory praises for a beautiful Lake Travis bass. Grant caught the fish very early in the tournament on a Strike King Perfect Plastic Caffeine Shad in watermelon red. Grant said he pitched the bait all the way to the back of a slip and when the fish bit, it swam straight out and managed to avoid all the cables and beams from a lowered lift. Bryan also mentioned they had an even larger fish, perhaps over 10 pounds; follow the seven pounder out to the boat!
The big fish are in there and this week we came closer to paying out over $500.00 for one lucky fish! The pot rolls over to next month and will be $565.00 for the June 9th tournament. Due to the Bass Champs off-limits period, we will not have a tournament next Tuesday (6/02/09). Thanks again to all that came out and see y’all on the 9th!