9 teams fished, 3 teams weighed in and 2 places were paid.
Thunderstorms in the area and thick fog up the lake affected the turnout this week, but we managed to stay dry come tournament time and the lake was relatively quiet for the nine teams that showed up to fish the Wed Nighter.
The lower end has been the ticket as of late and has claimed the last three Wednesday night wins; this week was no different as both first and second places came from below 360. Lance Hale and Derrell Hickman won their second Wed Nighter fishing together with three fish weighing 9.29 pounds and worth $160; both Lance and Derrell have put in their time on the water and each have three wins under their belts this year!
We’re not sure if it’s the lucky TTZ shirt, Lance’s Biosonix unit or Derrell that’s attracting the fish, but they both have been on a tear as of late! Lance told us more about their night.
“Derrell and I fished south again and it was tough. I caught our big fish in the grass on the GrandeBass MegaTail RattleSnake. That’s all I threw tonight and it paid off! The water was murky down south so we made a decision to run up near the golf course and that’s where the biggest fish we had came from. We weren’t sure we had enough weight to win but you just never know on Lake Austin.”
Coming in second was the team of James Allen and Roy Duman, their two fish bag was anchored by a nice 6.38 pound bass and earned them $110. They also fished below 360 and caught their fish on Baby Brush Hogs around grass in 15 feet of water.
Big Bass of the night was 7.04 pounds and went to Waylon Papst and Justin Leach; their one fish also earned them third place and the Kinami Tackle Pack.
Justin caught the fish towards the end of the tournament on a GrandeBass RattleSnake.
Four other teams had fish in the wells but decided not to weigh them with one team catching upwards of 20 fish for the evening. We also had reports of some fish back on beds in the upper end of the lake and a double-digit fish caught before the tournament out of 25-30 feet of water! You just never know what to expect from Lake Austin…see everyone next week.