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Home Bass-Jons Tournament Results 2011 Lake Cohoon - 4/2/2011

Lake Cohoon - 4/2/2011

Bass-Jons fished their third tournament of the year at Lake Cohoon.  The lake was chosen for this date because the fish typically move up to spawn earlier here than the other lakes Bass-Jons fishes, and the warm weather from a few weeks ago made it seem like this would be a full-on sight fishing tournament.  However, temperatures in the 30's and 40's during the week preceding the tournament and rain all week caused the fish to pull off.  Many anglers reported seeing beds with no fish on them, and only one angler reported catching a fish on a bed.  Winds in the 15-20 mph range with higher gusts and occasional rain didn't help the fishing.  It was tough for most anglers, as only three of the 22 boats that fished brought in 5-fish limits.  Six boats were unable to bring a fish to the scales.  Most fish that were caught came on some variety of plastics or jigs, with the exception of the big fish of the tournament, which was caught on a spinnerbait.

Despite the tough conditions, Mike Schneider and Romel Soriano were able to bring in a 15 lb 2 oz 5-fish limit to win the tournament.  They reported catching their fish on jigs and senkos and were able to cull several times to upgrade their limit.  Second place went to the team of Dan Griffin and Marion Martin with a 10 lb 10 oz 5-fish limit, all caught on shakey heads.  Third place went to Mike Peregrine and Adam Bach, who caught their fish on a mixed bag of plastics. Victor Lopez caught the big fish of the tournament, a 6 lb 4 oz hawg, on a spinnerbait.  Victor and his partner, Aida Lopez, caught their fish in the last hour of fishing, and several other teams reported the bite picking up a the end of the tournament.

With his third place finish at Cohoon and other consistent finishes through the first three events, Mike Peregrine was able to overtake Chaz Carrington at the top of the Angler of the Year race.  Victor Lopez's big fish was enough to raise the bar for Lunker of the Year.  Will Sparrow stayed atop the Co-Angler of the Year standings, while Michael Taylor moved up to the top of the Junior Angler of the Year standings.  It is very early in the season, so there is sure to be plenty of movement in the standings as the season progresses.

Besides empty livewells, this tournament featured an array of other issues.  Mike Peregrine lost a $150 rod and reel combo over the side of his boat.  Chris Griffin broke the plastic off the top of his nearly-new 24-volt trolling motor trying to go under the railroad tressel.  However, nobody could top what happened shortly after the weigh-in.  Three guys came to the ramp in a small rental boat with an outboard motor.  After two of the three people got out of the boat, the third person rode out into the middle of the lake.  The weight distribution was off with the large outboard and person in the back, and the water was nearly over the transom.  Eventually, the wind-driven waves came over the back of the boat and the boat immediately sank.  The person in the boat was forced to swim to shore.  The boat eventually surfaced upside down, and the wind blew it back to the shore with the outboard still attached.  Thankfully, nobody was hurt (other than going swimming in 50 degree water).  We swore we could hear banjos playing in the background.     

The next tournament is April 16th at Western Branch.


Place Angler1 Angler2 NumberOfFish BigFish Total
1Mike SchneiderRomel Soriano55 lbs 4 oz15 lbs 2 oz
2Dan GriffinMarion Martin53 lbs 10 oz10 lbs 10 oz
3Mike PeregrineAdam Bach52 lbs 14 oz10 lbs 0 oz
4Victor LopezAida Lopez26 lbs 4 oz7 lbs 8 oz
5Jim CarlsonMichael Taylor33 lbs 0 oz5 lbs 8 oz
6Chris GriffinRick Williams20 lbs 0 oz5 lbs 6 oz
7Mike KaneNancy Fox20 lbs 0 oz3 lbs 14 oz
8Larry KingMike Crescini13 lbs 2 oz3 lbs 2 oz
9Lenny DursoJames Brown13 lbs 0 oz3 lbs 0 oz
9Joe HugginsJoshua Huggins13 lbs 0 oz3 lbs 0 oz
11Luther ShowakerBill Field30 lbs 0 oz2 lbs 0 oz
12Bob BullenStan Stockton10 lbs 0 oz1 lbs 12 oz
12Chaz CarringtonRoger Mcfann11 lbs 12 oz1 lbs 12 oz
13Rick CornettDave Evans11 lbs 0 oz1 lbs 0 oz
14Rick BurtonRob Cross10 lbs 14 oz0 lbs 14 oz
15Walt DeGraaf00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz
15Roccoa SpurlinArty Spurlin00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz
15Bret VaughnWill Sparrow00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz
15Huck PalmatierBrandon Franze00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz
15Dennis SclaterMike Howie00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz
15Tim Ackal10 lbs 12 oz0 lbs 12 oz
15Carlton "Moose" Wells00 lbs 0 oz0 lbs 0 oz