Over the weekend my tournament partner, Keith Michael and I, fished the SWBA-Saltwater Bass Anglers Elite Championships for bragging rights of the best Top 20. We finished the season out of the Top 10 at 12th place, 4th Place finish in the last event helped us make the Championship. The two day event with 20 hours of tournament time was a grind. The first day was was all fishing inside the breakwater from Seal Beach to Cabrillo. We finished the first day in 5th place with 9.13 pounds, 4 pounds off the lead! With the second day and 11 hours of fishing, I knew we needed to be patient and pace ourselves. We were gonna fish Palos Verdes! I knew there was really good fishing later in the day when the tide was going out as it has been the last few weeks as my guide trips has shown. We had a very slow morning! Was not until mid day we started to get on some bites. It was not until 2pm is when it was starting to come together! I lost a GIANT near the eventual winning team Aroo Roo, Matt and Andy! I was heartbroken as they would have sealed the deal. I composed myself and hit one more spot at 4:25pm, check in time was at 5pm! We made a cast and I'm on! Keith grabs the net, I tell him, "Cast, Cast, Cast!" I'm culling a 2 pounder for a 5 pounder then Keith swings this 6 pounder, we cull another 2.5 pounder for a 6+ pounder and we are out of there!
Ended up for the day at 22.87 pounds with a combined weight of 32.00 pounds for the two day event and 2nd Place! Can't thank the SWBA-Saltwater Bass Anglers, Susan Park, James Shamblin, Eric Bent, and Tammy for all their efforts in providing us west coast anglers a platform to do what we have a passion to do! My partner and dear friend Keith, for all his patience and hard work in continually putting big fish on the boat! All the sponsors that support the events and of course the anglers that continue to make us better competitive anglers as they continue to raise the bar themselves! of course our Team/My sponsors: #anglersmarine #rangerboats #mercurymarine #shimano #aftco#mauijim #olukai #lowrance #simms #warbaits #powerpro #jackall #gloomis#bighammer
Congratualtions to Team Aroo Roo, Matt and Andy! We have great momentum going into 2016 season! Thanks again!