May 5, 2018
7:30 - 2:30
1st Place: Gary Harrold
2nd Place + Big Bass: Jay Wivoet Jr./Dakota Wendt
The team caught numerous keepers to cull up to their total. They caught two of their bass off beds and three casting along the breaks within channels.
Pattern: Prespawn and spawning males
Baits: Jigs and worms in 3-10 feet of water.
Click HERE for a .pdf of the Manitou results
South Division - Stop #2
The R&B South division doubled in size at the second stop of the year on Lake Manitou. Seven teams brought a limit to the scales.
The next stop is May 20th at Bass Lake.
3rd Place: John Gipson/ Tom Noe
The team culled through more than 40 keepers throughout the day, only to gain ounces.
Pattern: Prespawn and spawning fish
Baits: Jigs and worms in 3-6 feet of water
Pattern: prespawn fish in a 100 foot stretch
How it Happened: Gary fished alone and targeted prespawn bass in pad fields. He caught all of his bass in a 100 foot stretch in a short period of time. Gary managed to put his bass back fast enough to escape the camera.
Winnings - $290 plus $20 for second big bass (2.42 pounds)
Winnings: $190 + $80 for the Lockness Lures Big Bass (2.57 pounds)
Season standings can be viewed here.