The is the second stop on the U. S. Angler's Choice Pro/AAA Southern Division 2011 season. This is a two day event on spectacular Lake Havasu. The first event of this three stop series was held right here back in November 2010. These events feature some of the best competing bass anglers anywhere on the planet.
At this event the anglers were once again on an excellent bite. Bass like the one I am holding would prove to be somewhat average at the scales. This time the smallmouth bass dominated the weigh bags. Let's take a look at some of the results from this desert oasis.
Day one Troy Lindner holding his two best fish. These beautiful action packed small mouths anchored the day one pro leader spot with 16.94 lbs. In his left he is holding the day one big bass a tenacious smallie weighing 4.36 lbs, Nice!
As I mentioned in another post this is an outstanding job. Due to unexpected boat repairs from an earlier event it took a late night trek from Los Angeles across the Mohave Desert for Troy to reach the lake on Friday morning for a few short hours of practice. As you can see he certainly made good use of his time. This place fields some excellent talent.
After the win Troy made some interesting comments. With such limited practice he said that it felt like it was him against the lake and he forgot about the field. It also enable him to be more open to new techniques and new water. I have heard similar comments before from other notable champions.
This is Walt Kondracki Jr. Walt is one of the newest BBZ members. Fishing the pro side Walt is following a strong performance at the previous tournament, Troy helping, he is holding his day two limit. Wow! Walt has a bag of smallies at almost 18lbs. With 17.97 lbs his second day effort lifted him into the money and another superior finish!
Troy and Walt are not very nice They won't let their triple A partners stand in the pictures. Mine does though and was happy to do so. This is pro angler Gary Pinholster. Gary and I managed to put together the biggest bag of the event. At 18.06 lbs we mixed it up with a few nice largemouth. Remember that you small mouth guys. Gary is holding the day two and event Pro big fish at 4.91 lbs and I am holding the AAA day two and event big bass at 3.52 lbs, both bucket mouths.
After jumping into the lead on day one Troy's two day total of 32.62 lbs. held off all day two challengers. Hey congratulations again Troy. Also congratulations to Darin Guglielmo the winning AAA angler. His winning efforts of 33.38 lbs shows that front or back there is a lot of fun to be had here.
Once again Havasu proves to be one of my favorite bass fishing destinations. If you decided to fish this event you made the right move and were rewarded to some excellent bass fishing. Thank you to everyone for sending me your pictures. Good luck and we will see you next time when the U. S. Anglers Choice Pro/AAA Southern Trail makes their final regular season stop this May at Lake Mead Nevada.
Good bye for now Lake Havasu. I hope to see you again soon. I know it won't be soon enough.