wow !!! what a tough day it was! never did i think 7.76 would win with all the great sticks in this club !!! my main focus was just to avoid the dredded -10 points for blanking, and try to get at least 1 keeper since i was on the cusp of possibly not making t.o.c. day started out waking up to a down pour... Great !! a wet one today. my game plan was to row all the way out to main body and get that 1 keeper to keep me in it. as i unloaded... matt cahill showed up we both were ready to go!! matt found his front tire flat on his truck from the rock slides . so i helped him in changing out tire before tourney started. we got to talking ... maybe back of creeks would be on fire about now. so i kinda decided to change my plan from main body to creeks. then i ran into our GOOD BUDDY Scott Green for the old outdoor proshop in the parking lot with his boat ready to go !! it had been a few years since i saw him , and it was great chatting him up. we started talking and he changed my mind again about where to go... DAMM i hate when i keep changing my mind. needless to say.... THANKS SCOTT !!!! So i row all the way out to the main body and up north a ways. sweating my butt off from all the rowing. looking forward to a big swig of gatorade..... NOT !! .. left my entire lunch and drinks in truck.. DAMM ! Too far to go back now. figured i'd stick it out as long as possible . main lake didnt happen, so i headed back to mouth of capel and caught the first fish on the point. woo hoo - 10 out the window . ! Preceeded to stay in that spot and i caught # 2-3-and 4. the sun came out and the bite died. ok now its time to go back to launch ramp and get my food and drinks & try to pick up # 5. on the way back i ran into mike and he was gracious enough to kick me down a coca cola THANKS MIKE YOU SAVED THE DAY !!!. i stayed way out in capel but couldnt pick up # 5. but was happy with the 4 i had and hoping for the best.headed back and kept fishing around the launch ramp till end of tourney. still no fish # 5. oh well it is what it is !! I basically caught them all on 40 yard stretch at the mouth drop shotting mm3 6" robos. I think the main key was using the spin shot hook which swivels versus the reg drop shot hook. i used both methods and only got bit on the swivel shot rig. all other 11 rods produced NADA!. THANKS TO ALL WHO SHOWED UP !! SORRY FOR THE LONG WINDED STORY JUST TO GET TO THE BAIT I USED. !!! LOL. CONGRATS TO ALL T.O.C QUALIFIERS , AOY AND ROOKIE AOY !!! HEY BOGGS .... NICE FISH BUDDY !! SEE YA AT CLEARLAKE FOR MORE FUN !!!