18 teams fished, 6 teams weighed in and 3 places were paid.
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“Any cast on Lake Austin can be the fish of a lifetime.” How many times have you heard this? Seriously, “Never give up!” and the aforementioned statement could never be truer than on a lake like Austin. Despite the extremely tough bite this evening Dale and Jake Read prove it only takes one good bite to change everything! The father and son team team follow up their win from last week in a BIG way by finishing first again this week and also taking Big Bass honors, for the second week in a row, with a double-digit toad caught by Jake.
With only three fish for over 16 pounds, there wasn’t really a pattern to speak of; but one thing that Dale and Jake have always relied on are Yamamoto Senkos and grass. According to Jake, green pumpkin was the color of choice. Jake Read is no newcomer when it comes to finishing in the money, over the last couple of years he’s probably won enough money from our Tuesday and Wednesday night tournaments to cover his freshman year at Harvard. But more important than money tonight is the memory he and his dad (or shall we say fishing guide) will always have of this very special evening; everyone at the weigh in and especially all of us at TTZ are extremely proud of your accomplishment.
Coming in second were TTZ fishing team member James Roberts and his partner Todd. The team caught the majority of their keepers on a 1/2 oz TTZ hand tied watermelon candy jig with a Yamamoto Flappin’ Hog trailer. Brian Booker has been experimenting with different head and skirt designs to create a perfect “hybrid” jig that we’ll unveil in the very near future…stay tuned for more details.
It’s always a good idea to come back to weigh in and Eddie Pelfrey and David proved that tonight by taking third place with just 4.88 pounds! Right behind them and taking home the Yamamoto and Kinami tackle pack were Blake and Wayland with 4.72 pounds.
Lake Austin is full of surprises and tonight we witnessed both ends of the spectrum with a double-digit toad and under five pounds finishing in the money! Thanks again to all that came out; and for those of you sitting at home on the couch, take a good look at Jake’s fish and ask yourself why the heck are you not fishing the TTZ Wed Nighter?!