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Horseshoe Chain Tournament

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Did anyone else fish the heart of lakes tournament on the chain over the weekend. We did pretty well, pulling in quite a few nice bass and were .22 lbs from placing. Just wondering how everyone else did. It sounds like they had record numbers of fish weighed in this year.

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I was in it and we targetted crappies. We caught a pile of fish but just not enough quality fish. It was fun and the wining weights were quite high. I beleive our own Corey Bechtold was in fourth in crappies when I weighed in don't know if he held there but if he did congrats!!!

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Yep, I've been called out. The 4th place held up! laugh.gif

I went up there mainly to spend the day fishing with my Dad. No kids, dinner plans, places to be. Just fishing! Catching fish was just a bonus.

We targeted Panfish mainly and caught an absolute insane amount of fish but couldn't find the best areas that held bigger Panfish. It was with about 1 hour left of the tournament when I told my Dad that we needed to change up and search for some bigger fish. I had a hunch that I could find some bigger Crappies near some deeper weedlines. After the first 10 casts or so I had 4 out of the 5 Crappies I weighed. I truely believe I could have managed to up-size my catch if it wasn't for the boat traffic and people that came and crowded us. The funny thing was that my Dad was nailing Sunfish on Power Tubes along the weedline and I was catching the Crappies on Power Minnows!

I was really shocked that my weight held up. I wish that my Dad's basket of Sunfish would have held up but most of the anglers up there were tarteting Panfish and it was a matter of who found the post spawn aggressive fish or the big males guarding the spawning beds. He was in 3rd with minutes to go but got bumped.

All in all it was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed fishing with my Dad. Next year I hope to do it again!

Good fishing,

Corey Bechtold

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There is a bowfishing tourney there this weekend. Did you happen to notice any carp action anywhere?

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Carp seemed to be all over in the shallows. I caught an absolute beast on a Power Tube and a 1/32oz jighead! tongue.gif It must have been close to 25lbs! Took some valuable time away from the "real" tournament. grin.gif

Good luck,

Corey Bechtold

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Carp seemed to be all over in the shallows. I caught an absolute beast on a Power Tube and a 1/32oz jighead!
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It must have been close to 25lbs! Took some valuable time away from the "real" tournament.
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Good luck,

Corey Bechtold


That's what I like to hear! Hope they're all over on our lake this weekend!!!

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I don't suppose anyone wants to say where they were fishing. We fishing Horseshoe and Becker most of the day and we were really hitting the bass.

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