Buxton and Bunk Win
Reported by Tom Alsop – Smithville Marine, Stratos Boats, Evinrude Motors, Big Bite Baits, Falcon Rods, Flying Fisherman Sunglasses, Picasso, Mihattchi hooks, Spro, Sunline and Tru-tungsten sponsor Tom.
Burtons Bait and Tackle held their second Thursday night tournament of the 2010 season out of Little Platte Marina on Smithville Lake April 22, 2010. 35 teams fished this second event, with heavy rains to start the tournament, but the rain didn’t last long and it turned out to be a cool but comfortable night of fishing.
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Fish are starting to move into the pockets to prepare for the spawn, the bucks are being caught on the banks and the larger females are holding off in 4 to 5 foot of water with some being caught suspended in the treetops. Look for the fish to move to the beds with the full moon on the 28th. There are a variety of baits working right now, throw a Big Bite Yo Mamma rigged with a ¼ ounce Tru-tungsten sinker or a Big Bite Trick Stick fished weightless. Spinnerbaits are also taking some nice fish, throw a ¼ ounce Picasso spinnerbaits around laydowns and pole timber to catch staging fish.
Taking the win was the team of Jason Buxton and Chris Bunk with 3 fish that weighed 10 lbs. 5 ounces. Included in their sack was second big bass of the tournament with a 5 lb. 9 ounce fish.
Second place went to Bruce Black and Daryll Glassinger with 2 fish that weighed 10 lbs. 4 ounces, included in their sack was big bass with a 6 lb. fish. Since they were running Bruce's Stratos boat that he purchased from Smithville Marine this team took home an additional $100.00 on top of their regular winnings thanks to the Smithville Marine bonus bucks program - it pays to run a boat from Smithville Marine!Third place went to John Goens and Rick Souders with 3 fish that weighed 9 lbs. 3 ounces.