The old saying about a tough day at black rock doesn't come close to describing this tournament. Conditions were not good for catching crappie. Several teams didn't find a fish on tournament day. And some could only manage small fish. However, when you put good crappie fishermen on the water, somebody usually finds some fish and that was the case for Guy Skinner and David Goodson. They fished timber with jigs only and managed an impressive weight of 11.55 lbs in very tough conditions.
Max and I pre-fished Thur and Fri and managed one crappie in two days. Found another one Sat which was 2 crappie in three days fishing. We fished a variety of depths from 13-42 ft; some brush piles, lay downs, standing timber, drop offs, bridges, you name it, we fished it. We tried jigs, minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. The fishing was the same for us every where, NADA. We found lots of shad scattered everywhere from 25-40 FOW. Tournament day was NE wind at 4 that kept building to about 10 mph by 11, temp 43 with light rain starting about noon.
There were 12 teams in Div I and 7 in Div II.
DIV II - Only 4 teams weighed in fish in Div II
1 Clay Gann/Todd Froebe 3.93
2 Jimmy Leonard/Sturat Angelle 2.99 Big Fish 1.53
3 Ron Conaster/Bruno Brummett 1.72
4 Clinton Joseph/Clinton Joseph III 1.05
Div I - four teams managed 7 fish
1 Guy Skinner/David Goodson 11.55
2 Tommy Ezell/Richard James 9.31
3 Chris and Willie Scott 7.30
4 Jeff Schweiterman/James Rains 6.49
5 Paul O'Bier/George Nelon 6.37 Big Fish 2.49