The Weekday Warrior Open at Liberty Reservoir on 8/10/16 was a challenging event, with only 4 limits brought to the scales. The team of Chad Wisner and Mark Onheiser took 1st place with an 8-fish limit weighing 16.58 Lbs. Their limit included the tournament lunker, a 5.05 Lb largemouth. The team of Ian Walker and Larry Bertholdt claimed second place with an eight fish limit weighing 13.71 Lbs.
Thanks to all who participated. We hope to see all of you at our next Weekday Warrior Open on 9/21/16 at Prettyboy Reservoir.
Thanks again to Anglers Express for providing additional prizes to the top two teams.
Congratulations to Matt Elliott & Steve Snider, (substituting for Victor Rini), for their first place finish at Loch Raven. Their 22.26 Lb. bag gave them a significant lead over the field on this tough fishing day. The team of Steve Allender and Mindy Clevenger took second place honors with an impressive limit totaling 19.08 Lbs. Third place was claimed by the team of Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater with a limit that weighed 18.71 Lbs. The Largemouth lunker, weighed 4.27 Lbs and was brought to the scales by the team of Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater. Finally, the team of Russell Brown and Tom Kobus claimed the Smallmouth lunker award with a 1.22 Lb. Smallmouth. Congratulations again to Matt, Steve S., Steve A. Mindy, Ron, Rob, Russell and Tom. Well Done!
Special thanks to Chad, Holden,and Bobby for all of their help with morning check-in and with the weigh-in.
As always, our deepest appreciation and thanks go out to our sponsors Anglers Express!
Our next tournament will be held Saturday 8/6 at Loch Raven.
Note: Because this is a Saturday tournament, our last practice day will be Tuesday 8/2. After Tuesday, Loch Raven will be off-limits until tournament day.
Congratulations to the team of Don Kosdemba and Gary Gangi, for their first place finish at Liberty on 7/17. Don and Gary brought in a limit of eight fish with an official weight of 23.88 Lbs. The team of Waino Anderson and Ron Wolfe took second place with 21.40 Lbs, including the tournament lunker largemouth, which weighed 4.49 Lbs. Third place was claimed by the team of Rob Bertazon and Ron Broadwater, with an official weight of 19.84 Lbs. On a day that saw very few smallmouths brought to the scales, The lunker smallmouth weighing 1.95 Lbs, was brought in by the team of Cribb & Denbow. Substitute angler Mike Bruening filled in for Ken Denbow for this tournament.
Congratulations to all.
I'm sure that any of you who uses crankbaits has occasionally broken a bill. Last year, I broke a bill on a crankbait that was hand-painted by a very talented friend of mine. That crankbait has been sitting on my office desk, missing a big piece of the bill, for nearly a year. As you may have guessed, I stumbled onto a great way to complete a repair. There is a product, which you may have seen on an infomercial. It is called Lazer-Bond. This is a UV cured clear Polymer. The liquid that is extruded from the product tube is then hardened using a UV light, at the other end of the product. It hardens within seconds, allowing the user to apply layers to build the size and shape required. The attached image is the crankbait that I repaired. After a 10 minute effort, plus a little time to touch up with a nail file, my crankbait/piece-of-art was ready to use again. Nearly 1/4 of the bill was rebuilt. Note: The repair is hazy due to the filing. When wet, it is pretty clear.