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TOC Report

On Saturday I knew where I was going and my regular colleague will be there.  Not sure how much company Jason and I was going to have. When I got the boat in found out it was just me, Joe, and Jason.  Joe decided to head to Rich Caro favorite spot.  It was so cold my hand was frozen right through my gloves and ice was forming on the guides.  Not a single bite on jigs that morning and by the time the sun came over the mountains.  I was so feeling the warm winter sun.  The bite was very slow I would get one Jason would get one.  It was almost a bite every 30-40 minutes.  By 11AM I had a small limit about 8 pounds for 4 fish.  I decided to pick up and go to my secondary spot.  I got in and rowed over to my favorite dock.  I immediately stuck 4 fish.  3 on a square bill and one on a drop shot. All the same size so I wasn’t able to cull any of my fish.  So I rowed pass a few more spot and headed to a place I know that could hold a big fish.  When I got there I was able to catch 4 quality fish and was able to cull all my smaller fish.  I ended up weighing 10.48 for day one and was day one leader.

That night I was debating to go to my secondary spot or stick to my game plan. On Day 2, I decided to stick with my gut and just had a feeling the big fish will turn on.  It was me and Jason again and again nothing happen till first light.  I saw him stuck two fish, but I wasn’t worry cause I know I can catch some fish.  I then stuck one fish on a drop.  Since drop shot was working for me so well yesterday I decided to stick with it all day.  I pulled up on a spot Jason was working for over 30 minutes.  I was chatting with him and toss my worm to the spot.  Still chatting I picked up my slack and the rod just loaded up.  If you’ve been fishing as long as I have it’s almost second nature.  I didn’t think just reacted and set the hook.  The rod loaded up and pull it all way to the water. I knew this is a big one.  It took drag, ran left, right, up, and down.  Jason was yelling don’t lose it, that’s the winning fish.  Then I felt the line coming out of the water.  I was thinking don’t jump please don’t jump.  The head was the only thing that came out but OMG that was the biggest head I have ever seen.   It took another few minutes to get close to the boat.  My first attempt to net it was a fail.  That big girl saw the net and took a nose dive right underneath me.  She came up and again another nose dive.  On the third one I stuck the net underneath her and got her in.  I put her in the live well.  Thank god and thank my buddy Todd for helping land that fish. Because I know he was watching me that whole time from above.  Jason said he was shaking for me and I had no words.  I was just sitting there, thinking did that just happen. Did I close this deal, am I going to win the TOC.  Even with a big fish, I knew I had to keep on fishing because it’s Clear Lake.  This was around 7AM.  For the next three house we got a few more fish here and there. I had a limit with one giant beauty.  I watch Jason work this area for over 30 minutes and he pulled a good keeper.  After he left I work that area and had a back lash on my spinning reel.  I use braid with a flouro leader so the braid was looped on the spool.  I toss it out in the middle of nowhere to fix the backlash.  As I reeled my slack the rod just loaded up.  BAM! I set the hook and the fight was on.  It started to take drag and pulled me to the left.  My heart was pounding knowing this was another big fish.  It came out of the water three time and each time that head was shaking like crazy.  After what felt like forever, I was able to net the beast.  I took a good look and said OMG it’s another beast.  I put it in my live well and I was smiling from ear to ear.  It was 10AM and I kept fishing hard till the very end. 

I top hooked both fish on the upper part of the mouth.  The only way I could’ve lose the fish is either my flouro breaks or my knot fail.  I got the fish on my 13 Fishing Envy Black M spinning, Powerpro Braid, Maxima Flouro 14lb leader, and One3 by 13 Fishing Creed K spinning reel.

My very first double digit fish in a Tournament.  A memory that will live on.

Binh

 

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TOC ROOMS
I do, who wants to bunk with me.  I'm planning to head up on Friday and get there around 4 ish.  Who wants to split Friday with me.

Yeah where are we staying.
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Berryessa report
yo deren nice report, so when you say mouth it's toward the main lake way way up there right.  cause I was in capel most of the day and didn't see ya LOL.  Anyways what a way to end the season with a win.  see you in two weeks.


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Deren Kozenko Wins Berryessa Tournament - TOC - AOY - ROY
congrat Deren on figuring them out. It was brutal indeed.  

Congrats to all the TOC qualifier.  It's looks to be an epic battle again.  I can't wait to get there. It's always a fun time.

and  congrats to ROY, nicely done Brian.

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Congrats Mike Ayers on 2017 AOY
great job mike,  it was a epic battle just like three years ago between you, me and Jason.  Great job cause Matt is a great stick.
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help out for toc
that would be fun just come and hang out.  you can still fish, probably not in an area people might fishing.  you know how mike gets.  dude is going where i'm going great.  I better roll out the handicap ramp buahhahahhahh.
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Congrats to Mike on the Delta Win
Yep if the fish god speakith, the fish god giveth.  nicely done
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HOT DAMMM no results for white and mike won
??? yo slacking mike
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Hi Friends
Hey big dave,

glad you're okay and Selma as well.  sorry for your lost especially the kitties.  I know they can never be replace.  anything I can help and i'm sure that goes for the rest of the SCBBBC family.  Just let us know.


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Newest member of the lure jewelry Club
dang dave that's what happen when you take too much time off a kickboat.
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Congrats to Bihn on the Delta win
LOL hey bill when are you planning to fish instead of head banging.  

my report is simple, current was key lots of it.  Threw my famous bait.  got all my fish with first light. Once the sun was over the tulle the bite was over.  couldn't get anything after that except for a dozen dinks.
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Fish Care on Hot Days
I don't have a bubbler but a spray bar.  I drain my water from the bottom and top feed.  So sometimes I open the bottom and spray the top for a few minutes before closing it to fill.  That seems to help a lot and never had any dying fish.  I think the key is draining from the bottom and putting fresh water from the top
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Aug 12 Piper Point Marina
Hello all we are all set for Aug 12th.  There is a $5 launch fee that I will be collecting when you check in.  There's no cut off time for this tournament.  

I'm going to throw this out there 

Check in 4:45-5:15.  Launch at 6am weigh in at 12pm.

Any questions let me know.


3861 Willow Rd, Bethel Island, CA 94511
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L.S. Night Turkey shoot winner report
Nicely done man, hope to see you more on the trail.
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Question on rule 26
come out it will be fun.  Piper slough is protected water with no wake zone, you can also go out to franks as well.
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