Lake Shafer - 2
July 1, 2018
7:30 - 2:30
1st Place: Jarred Coffing and Ryan McCauley
2nd Place + 2nd Big Bass: John Gipson and Tom Noe
This marks the 16th top-5 finish for Gipson and Noe, moving them to #2 on the all-time list. The team struggled early, missing multiple fish on topwater lures. The team finally started connecting around 11:00 am and put 4 fish in the box by 1:00 pm.
Pattern: Reaction strikes
Baits: Jigs and topwater
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South Division Stop #4
The R&B South tournament made the 4th stop at historic Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. The bite was tough, but the winners managed to bring a limit to the scales.
3rd Place: Jay Wivoet Jr./ Dakota Wendt
Weight: 7.67 plus the Lockness Lures Big Bass - 3.45
Pattern: Shallow, reaction bites
Baits: Spinnerbaits and jigs
Season point standings can be found here.
Pattern: Boat docks and breaks on the main lake
Baits: Jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and chatterbaits
How it Happened: Coffing and McCauley secured their first win on the R&B Circuit and second money finish of the season. The two started on the main lake and fished one backwater area throughout the event. They battled waves and wake for most of the day to land more than 10 keepers and bring the only limit to the scales. The victory also moves the team into second place in the points standings with only two events to go.
Winnings - $216