June  23 - 24 2012
Results from Banks Lake
 
 

Angler

Day 1
# Fish
 

Day 1
Weight

Day 1 Big
Fish

Day 2
# Fish

Day 2
 Weight

Day 2
Big
Fish

Total
Weight

1  Tom Melowitz 5 10.77   5 12.69 3.12 23.46
2  Dana Ingalls 5 12.40 2.76 5 9.64 2.62 22.04
3  Bill Hancock       5 9.45   9.45


Saturday the 23rd saw overcast skies all day with mild to calm winds.  On a day that had thunderstorms projected it turned out to be a great day.  An hour after the tournament was over the thunderstorms arrived with a vengeance.  Only Dana and Tom fished on Saturday as Bill was suffering with his diabetes.  Dana amassed almost a two pound lead catching most of his fish on plastics.  Both anglers were able to weigh a 17+ inch largemouth as were all three anglers on Sunday.  Tom said he caught 45 keeper fish on Saturday with crank baits and Flick Shake jigs on the boulder field and on beds on the south end.  All of his fish were skinny even those he caught on beds on the south end.   Sunday dawned with a slight drizzle and rain prevailed through 8:00 am with thunder and lightening just a few miles east of Banks.  The weather cleared up around 11:00 am.  The fishing was good until the thunderstorms passed through at 7:30 am and then slowed quite a bit.  Tom said he caught all of the fish he weighed by 6:30 am  in the Causeway on top water and Senkos.  The bite the rest of the day was slower than Saturday, with most fish caught on plastics.  Dana missed a 4 + pound largemouth on Saturday and also missed the same fish on Sunday.  Dana started in the Poplars on Sunday and had a limit very quickly throwing spinner baits but the fish were all spawned out and skinny.  Bill had the small bag on Sunday and had to buy ice cream for Dana and Tom.  He complained that he only eye balled his fish on Sunday and thought that if he weighed them he would have beaten Dana since he was only .19 pounds behind him.  All in all the fishing was good.  It seems that the largemouths have completed their spawning with largemouth fry in the airport slews, as have the smallies, except for the south end.  Thanks to Coulee Playland who bought all of the members of the Banks Lake Bass Club in attendance ice cream cones on Saturday.

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