Friday, March 21, 2014

Fish On....MO Spoonbill Snagging


The opening day of Missouri's 2014 Spoonbill snagging season was upon us, so the crew headed down to LOZ for the annual opening weekend Snagapolooza! Everyone was on the water by 9am on opening morning and it only took about eight minutes before our boat hooked up the first fish; actually two fish. Nick and I hit our first double hook-up ever; something we've talked about but never accomplished until then. 
The action was steady all day and we ended up boating 13 spoonies on day one, which was a personal best for me. If it hadn't have been for John catching a big male just minutes before the BIG FISH weigh-in, Nick and I would have swept the top three spots. As it was we finished 1st & 3rd and John's fish came in 2nd.

Pete's 2nd Fish of the day

 Rusty's 1st fish of the day...

Nick with a big female

Pete with the BIG FISH...weighed 63lbs at weigh-in time!!!

Nick's 3rd place fish


Rusty and I hooked into the 2nd double hook-up ever....two in one day is crazy!


John's 2nd place fish....

1st - Pete 63lbs
2nd- John 61lbs
3rd - Nick 59lbs