Top 5 Update

This week’s update sounds like one of those cheesy horror movies, “Attack of the Two-Pound Bass.” Solid catches all the way around though, as anything in the two-pound range is what I call a “good one” and they boost the weights of a couple of anglers.

Weight: 2-5
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: May 2
Weather: Overcast with recent rain
Water Temp: Mid 60s
Location: Sangchris Lake
Lure: 4” Floating Rapala (black/silver)

Weight: 1-13 (15”)
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: May 3
Weather: Heavy clouds with a stiff wind from the south
Water Temp: Mid 60s
Location: Sangchris Lake
Lure: 4” Floating Rapala (silver/black)

Weight: 2-0 (17”)
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: May 4
Weather: Overcast and windy
Water Temp: Mid 60s
Location: Sangchris Lake
Lure: 4” Floating Rapala (silver/black)
Angler Comments: All three fish caught while casting Rapala close to shore in about 2 – 3 feet of water.
Top 5 Weight: 7-1 (2-5,2-0,1-13,0-15)

Weight: 2-11 (17.5”)
Angler: Troy Jackson
Date: May 8
Weather: Overcast/breezy
Location: Hennepin Canal
Lure: Booyah Buzz Buzzbait (snow white shad)
Structure: Tree
Angler Comments: Always fun when the topwater bite starts to kick in and it only took a couple casts before I got this result on a buzzbait. On the downside, I only got one other bass on the lure. On the upside, this is only the beginning of the topwater bite on The Canal.
Top 5 Weight: 14-9 (3-5,3-2,2-12,2-11,2-11) culls 2-5

A good showing during limited time on the water due to weather and priorities. Well done by John in getting it done on large and relatively unfamiliar water. And fun for me as my continued exploration of The Canal is making the miles more familiar. Talk to you later. Troy

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