Top 5 Stats

I am behind schedule on my first Top 5 Stat Update of the year as I failed to post the numbers for March. So here we go to catch up on the data for the thirty-eight fish submitted through April. Up first are the bass totals, followed by the numbers for the additional species.

(Editor’s note: there are a few April fish included below that will not debut until the upcoming Monday update)

2024 Totals (largemouth and spotted)
March = 15 bass
April = 16 bass

Top 5 Weight by Month
March = 18-3 (4-6,3-14,3-10,3-4,3-1)
April = 11-0 (2-8,2-7,2-4,2-0,1-13)

Boat vs. Bank
Boat = 14 bass
Bank = 17 bass

Boat vs. Bank Weight
Boat = 12-0 (3-4,2-8,2-7,2-0,1-13)
Bank = 17-5 (4-6,3-14,3-10,3-1,2-6)

Public vs. Private
Public = 31 bass
Private = 0 bass

Public vs. Private Top 5 Weight
Public = 18-3 (4-6,3-14,3-10,3-4,3-1)
Private = no submissions

The Baits
Jerkbait = 15 bass (Top Bass 2-8 John Kirkemo)
Chatterbait = 9 bass (Top Bass 4-6 Jim Junk)
Lipless Crankbait = 4 bass (Top Bass 2-6 Jim Junk)
Crankbait = 1 bass (Top Bass 1-11 Troy Jackson)
Plastic Worm = 1 bass (Top Bass 1-5 John Kirkemo)
Spinnerbait = 1 bass (Top Bass 1-11 Brent Jackson)

Monthly Top Bass
4-6 Jim Junk
2-8 John Kirkemo

2024 Top 10 Bass
4-6 Jim Junk 3/3
3-14 Jim Junk 3/18
3-10 Jim Junk 3/3
3-4 Jayce Jackson 3/31
3-1 Jim Junk 3/17
2-8 John Kirkemo 4/26
2-7 John Kirkemo 4/10
2-6 Jim Junk 3/3
2-6 Troy Jackson 3/16
2-4 Brent Jackson 4/13

Angler Weights
Jim Junk 17-5 (4-6,3-14,3-10,3-1,2-6)
John Kirkemo 10-7 (2-8,2-7,2-0,1-13,1-11)
Troy Jackson 9-2 (2-6,1-14,1-11,1-11,1-8)
Brent Jackson 8-3 (2-4,1-11,1-10,1-6,1-4)
Jayce Jackson 3-4 (3-4)

Other Species
Striped Bass
John Kirkemo 6-11 (3-5,2-6,1-0)

Channel Catfish
John Kirkemo 2-3 (2-3)

Trout (brown and rainbow)
John Kirkemo 24” (12”, 12”)

John Kirkemo 28” (28”)

Being a stat guy, these recaps are always fun. And as I post this stat update, we have racked up another batch of catches so stay tuned for the Monday Top 5 Update. Talk to you later. Troy

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Stats

  1. This is really cool! Also… this is the most important stat on this list:

    “Private = 0 bass”

    That means you guys are LEGIT! Appreciate the info – tight lines all around, fellas.

    1. I agree on the public vs. private being an important stat. It has been included in the breakdown ever since I began the project back in 2014. While I do have access to a batch of private strip mines, I like to chase bass where everybody else has a chance to chase them too. Nothing wrong with some exclusive honey holes as I dig those spots but it is rewarding to reel them in on public waters. However, I will add that I like to get off the beaten path on some of the public waters hoping that the bass aren’t as “educated.”

      1. Ditto man – I fish out of a similar boat (small jon boat) to what you are using, and I also have a super-light sit-in kayak that I can carry through some questionable areas to get to fish that are more stupider, and therefore, more catchable! 😂😂😂

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