Mike Schrock and his Dad took the win Sunday with seven big ones going 9.90lbs on the scales, good for a stash of prizes including a Guided Trout trip as well as a thousand bucks cash. Not a bad days pay for helping get Combat Vets on the water.
Together with the help of an extra donation from Mike & his Dad, we raised $275.00 to buy fishing licenses for Kansas Combat Vets.
Brandon Manis, also fishing with his Dad took Big Fish Honors with a beast of a Crappie that went 1.70lbs when it hit the scales, furnished by Olathe Bass Pro Shops.
I have to admit, for being mid November in Kansas, we hit the weather jackpot for Sunday's Shootout. Low winds, temps in the upper fifties with plenty of sunshine, shoot Man, we'll take it any day! With the Rut and Bird Season opener going on at the same time, I was eagerly looking forward to the tournament, as I knew only the absolute die hard guys would be showing up for it which basically means it was a get together of the best teams Kansas has to offer. I have to tip my hat to all the teams that came out, they gave up a fine day of hunting to come out and give the Vets a hand.
As we all stood around polishing off those last cups of coffee waiting on the Sun to come up so we could get underway we couldn't help but start getting excited, the flooding had set that lake up just right for a smash fest and it did not disappoint! I found my fish still stuck to the trees suspended about halfway down, and I mean stacked on em. It made for easy pickings when chased with a Garmin Livescope and picked off with minnows on a drop shot rig.
Below is how Clinton breaks down by the numbers, you will see what the flooding and decreased pressure during the spawn has caused, an average fish of 1.28lbs for the event!
Clinton Lake by the numbers......
Total fish weighed in- 56
Total Weight- 71.83 lbs
Average Fish Weighed- 1.28lbs