Thanks, Scott, for your outstanding efforts and smooth tourney directing, and thanks to Helen's help. Had a great time and always have a great experience fishing your tourneys. It was good to see a lot of the fishing dudes that I haven't seen in a while. And most importantly, I got to hold LJ's hand, and was proud in doing so.
Fishing was definitely different than it has been. You wouldn't have sniffed a check with 18lbs as it was fishing last week. But, it's all about adapting to conditions. If you weren't flipping into the nastiest stuff and landing right at the base of the bushes, you would not get the quality bites. They were nose in on it. And then getting the fish in the boat was a whole new encounter in itself. This lake is the best I've seen it in the 16 years that I have fished it. I'm glad it's in the shape it's in since my home lake is on "hold mode". LOL