A Memphre Tourney
June 19, 2005
I went to Lake Memphremagog & fished a bass tournament today. Unfortunately, the weather was the best it has been in days and that made for lots of small fish for everyone. We managed to finish 8th out of 58 boats with a weight of just under 14 pounds for the five best smallmouth. The winner had just over 15 pounds. To say it was close would be an understatement. The day started with blue bird skis and cooler temperatures of 55 degrees. Eventually it warmed up to over 70 degrees and the winds were from the E/NE at 10 to 15 knots. The water temperatures had also dropped about 10 degrees since the middle of the week before. Water clarity was like coffee with 2 creams from all the rain we have received lately. All our better fish managed to come from open water shoals in 10 to 20 feet of water by slowly dragging tubes. Other fish were taken on jerk-baits and a few on top-water as well. Lots of fish, but not the quality I am use to on Lake Memphremagog. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!