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  • Hyco and Harris reports

    I started this past weekend off with a dud at the Ridgeway Bass Anglers open tournament on Hyco Lake, not bringing a single keeper to the scales. I didn’t feel too bad though, after learning that only 6 people out of the 20 or so in the tournament weighed in a fish. Most reported catching fish on shaky head worms around docks in the back of creeks near the dam. Others caught a few schooling fish mid lake using top water lures. It took 12 pounds to take first place and 11 for second, and only 6 for third.

    Things turned around for me on Sunday on Shearon Harris in the Raleigh Bass Anglers club tournament, landing in 6th place out of 33 fishermen to pocket the last check. While it only got me my entry fees back it felt good to cash a check. I had a five fish limit that weighed right at 8 pounds. First place was 13 pounds and second was 12. Fish seemed to be biting deeper, and this may have been the result of all the pressure Harris has received in the last week or so. Everyone is there to catch a 10 pounder. I have been lucky to catch one over 10 there each of the last two years. With a couple more tournaments coming up there in the next month I may still be able to make it three in a row.

    Next report – Fishing reports from Kerr Lake and Falls Lake.

    Tip of the week – Keep an extra fine diamond file (found in the tools section at hardware stores) in your boat for quick hook touch ups. A hook that is bent at the tip should be replaced, as well as one that has been sharpened once or twice already.
    hook sharpener
    Congrats on the 6th place check,

    Keeping a hook sharpener on board is not a problem for me. Remembering to use it from time to time is another story.