Cardenas and Mickish Lead the Oconto AIM Pro Team Challenge
Jul 20th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 20th, 2012 at 7:14 PM
The morning predictions that the bite would be soft after a major cold front moved through turned out to be fact. There were some impressive weights none the less, but none that met upper expectations from the Bay of Green Bay.
Trolling spinners and cranks are the presentations in play, and it seemed according to a few reports from those who would talk about their day that positioning on a pod of fish and waiting for them to go made the difference between 7 and a lower number of CRRd walleyes today.
Cardenas and Mickish lead with 46.4, slightly less than a 7 pound average. In second are Omelina and Hogan with 43.01, three pounds back. Okada and Okada are in third just a couple hundredths of a pound out of second. Kavajecz and Kavajecz are in fourth, Samson and Stoegbauer are in fifth, Keller and Eaton are in sixth, Ellman and Ellman in seventh, Kolinski and Hornes in eighth, Davis and Woyak in ninth, and Dempsey and Goecks round out the top ten.
AIM Leader Board: http://www.aimfishing.com/View-Leaderboard/Results/1345/
Expect the entire leader board to scramble tomorrow if predictions from the stage hold. Expectations are high that the bite will improve to pre-fish levels quickly as the weather stabilizes.
Each Pro Team is accompanied by a Co Angler. There was concern that the Co would not have much to do; those concerns proved to not be an issue, as the Teams reported hard work by all three anglers in the rig despite a slower bite.
The field leaves tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM for Day Two competition, and will leave the water at 3:30 PM. The AIM weigh in will begin at 5 PM. Join us at www.aimfishing.com tomorrow throughout the day as live reports come in off the water!
Make sure to tune in tomorrow evening at 5 PM for the live weigh in.