2010/2011 > Raport
Round 4 Group B
The past week hosted the great snow storm of 2011 where heavy plows have been challenged to clear streets, and people to clear walkways out of their homes and unbury their cars. A wall of snow greeted us at the Winter Carp League venue where the manicured landscape of native prairie grasses and four foot high light stanchions were buried by as much as three foot of snow. Paths to the five pegs were to be carved out by the back and forth action of unloading fishing gear. The snow height on the riverís edge wasnít as bad probably because of wind exposure but snow covered hidden ruts made footing precarious.
The peg draw has become a sort of determination for the dayís successes. The most desirable pegs, 1 and 5, were drawn by Dan and Tomasz respectively, Marcin drew peg 2, Paul drew the dreaded peg 3, and Larry Kirchner stayed home nursing a bad cold (Get well soon Larry!).
Peg 5 quickly gave up a 27+lber followed by continuous action, but many subsequent fish were under the 8lb limit. Peg 1saw most of its catches late morning and into the afternoon with its largest fish at 17lbs. Paul at peg 3 had three runs but no hookups. Marcin at peg 2 lost a monster early in the morning but was not to see anymore action till about 1:30. The result was Dan 5 points, Tomasz 4, Marcin 3, and Paul 1.
It well known that peg location can determine the outcome of any fishing tournament, and this is currently an unmanageable condition. But discussion is good and eventually will uncover a more even playing field for participants. Until then, the consequence has been that great anglers are becoming even better at drawing elusive carp into their swims, and World Classic Baits continues to develop newer and better carp baits