Well day # 1 went as good as it could have. I was in the lead after all the fish had been weighed and I was one of the last anglers to weigh-in so I was "happy happy happy" as Phil would say. All fish came on a Jerkbait. I caught 7 keepers and 4 short fish. Day # 2 was a different animal. If you want your weather to change just have a bass tournament at your lake, Wowzers!!! We knew it was going to be about 20 degrees colder with a wind change to the east and a 60% chance of cold rain most of the day. Boy they missed that one. We woke up at 2:30am to loud thunder, lighting, and massive amounts of rain with high winds and a cold 33 degrees (wind chill was COLDER!!!!). Hats off to Mike Webb our TD for delaying us 30 minutes to take off at 7:30 that was a good move. We all needed that extra time to soak up the heat. Let just say if you fish get you a pair of the Woody Max Muck boots. I'm not sponsored by them, but I did get them from Fin to Fur, one of my sponsors. My feet never got cold any they are awesome boot for winter time fishing. When I arrvied at my starting spot I had muddy water that was 5 degrees colder than when I had left Saturday. I started with the jerkbait and had a keeper in the first 10 min then a short and then it happened!!! I lost my bait. I did what you are told not to ever do. I didn't have another jerkbait like that one. I had to adjust so I caught 3 more keepers on a gitzit and my last with 5 minutes to go on a jerkbait. I knew I only had about 9.5 lbs and as I was listen to the others weighin I knew I would need 13.5lbs to pull it off and it just wasn't there. But my family was. They made the 3.5hr drive up in the cold rain and stood there waiting on me to get in with those little green fish. Just to see me weigh them in and settle for 6th. I learned valuable lessons from that, but it was also a win. I weighed a limit in both days, had 2 great co-anglers, and my family was there. I have great sponsors that help and the Lord blessed me with safety on the trip back home. Thanks
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