HOT was the word. And then it got hotter.
Surprisingly, water temp was 85 to start the morning about mid lake. And some cloud cover appeared from someplace to make things bearable for a couple hours. Then the wind kicked up to about 15-18 mph for an hour and it was cool. Then the wind quit about 11 am and the temp went up in a hurry.
Fishing was tough for most everyone and big fish were hard to come by. Almost everyone struggled to catch fish over a pound. There were plenty of fish caught, but most were in the .6 to .8 lb range. Down sizing baits and slow presentations were the rule for most people. Fish were caught mostly on brush piles in 12-22 FOW. Bigger fish were just off the bottom.
There were 18 teams in DIV I and 17 in DIV II. Great turnout for a hot day.
Uncle Rick's Duck Cove Marina hosted the weigh in and had hot dogs and drinks on hand for some tired, hungry, thirsty fishermen. Congrats to everyone for toughing it out on a hot day.
DIV II My pic didn't capture all the names; sorry bout that. Maybe someone else has a better pic and will post.