Lake Shafer - 1
April 28, 2018
7:30 - 2:30
1st Place: John Gipson and Tom Noe
2nd Place + Big Bass: Jarred Coffing and Ryan McCauley
In their first R&B tournament, the team of Coffing and McCauley cashed in the money by catching the Lockness Lures big bass - a 4.92 beast!
Pattern: Reaction strikes
Baits: Square bill crankbait in 2-5 feet of water
Click HERE for a .pdf of the Shafer results
South Division Opener
The inaugural R&B South tournament took place on historic Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. The bite was tough, but 3 teams managed to bring a limit to the scales.
3rd Place: Jay Wivoet Jr./ Dakota Wendt
Baits: Spinnerbaits and jigs
Pattern: prespwan fish in calm, warming waters
Baits: Jigs and spinnerbaits
How it Happened: This is the 4th victory and 12th top-5 finish for Gipson and Noe. At Shafer, the team managed to locate prespawn bass in 5-10 feet of water on the main lake, river, and creek arms. The two used chucked spinnerbaits and soaked jigs to catch 10 keepers. The team only had three fish at noon, but they went on to catch 8 keepers during the last 3 hours.
Winnings - $216 plus $10 for second big bass