Director’s tournament update.
The Harlan tournament which was held April 23rd and 24th was far from normal. First day was winds up to 40 out of the Southeast. It put the fisherman to the test. The first place team Fiala/Norder caught 5 fish for a weight of 13.72 on live bait in 8-10 ft. of water west of the dog. The rest of the teams that caught fish were mixed between live bait and trolling crank baits. Water temp was low 60`s. In all there were around 70 fish caught, largest being an 8.63 lb. fish caught by the Werner team.
Second day was just the same amount of fish, the winner was the same team, the only difference was the wind died. About 70 fish were caught that day also. Largest was 6.44 caught by the team of Green and Anderson.
Special thanks to the Navigators owner and Island owner for helping out with meeting and food and weigh in area. Also, thanks to all who helped at the meeting and tournament. It can`t be done without you.
Now for a reminder - we need someone to step up and run these tournaments for this is my last year, I would hate to see a great club vanish. Everyone I have asked to take over has their own reasons not to. If you would start now it would be much easier to learn the system.
Now a word about safety. A boat filled with water in the high winds and rolled over by the dock the first day, Yes they were in the tournament. No one was hurt but reports of no life jackets was seen by people. A reminder that with that cold water you would not last long. We can`t police the lake all the time, so use your common sense and stay safe. I watched divers pull a young woman out of the water at Lake Mac back in the mid 70s. This could be any of us; just one mistake is all it takes. If you see something that doesn`t look right, say something. We are the people that fish when the wind is blowing hard.