Great report Sal! That was a good time! I am going to have surgery tomorrow on my thumb so I was stoked to get a quick tournament in. It was good to be back and see everyone.
I started on the wall across from where we launch and wanted to work my way down to that pipe like I always do. I started with a buzz bait while I was moving listening for that splash but no luck. Once I got to the pipe I threw the wacky senko into the current and let it drift by a couple times then got on the other side and bounced it against the current and felt a good solid bite. I set the hook and knew it was heavy and thought it might be buried in the grass. It never jumped or came up so I never saw it until I scooped it in the net. Starting the day with a 6 is not bad. I caught a few more small fish but all short. Met up with Taylor a few hundred yards down and we jumped over to the other side. He was fishing the wall and I was on the islands. I started getting the 13"-1lb variety of fish pretty quick so I had a limit by 8am. I saw Sal catch one fish off the wall and heard Taylor catch a few so I figured we were catching the same kind of fish. A little later I was in this little bay around one of those islands and I hear this mad man screaming that was echoing through the whole delta. Once I got around the island I see that it was Sal. I figured I better start upgrading. I slowly culled up maybe a pound or two around the islands in the next few hours only to have that same screaming break the peace and quiet again only this time it seemed a little more intense. I could see him shaking through the tullies! I don't think he could even hold a rod for the next ten minutes! Nice job Sal! Seems like you are always good for a big fish. I only upgraded a few more times for ounces then headed back. I couldn't have asked for a better day right before a six week break. Well done to you as well Max! I hope to see you guys in a few more this year.