On April 10th the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its second tournament of the 2016 season on Yatesville Lake, 29 anglers competed in the event.
Yatesville Lake in Lawrence County Ky. was two feet above winter pool, with stained water on the entire lake and a water temperature in the low 50’s.
Weather for the tournament was good with mostly cloudy skies, light winds and an air temperature starting in the low 20’s at blast off and warming to 60 degrees.
The fishing for this tournament was pretty slow. All of the fish are still prespawn and relating to steeper banks on the main lake and in the creeks in 4 to 10 feet of water close to spawning areas.
The main pattern for this tournament was to fish soft plastic crawfish imitations, jigs and crankbaits around the prespawn staging areas.
The top finishers are as follows.
1st — Mike Patrick —- (5 fish) 19.00 lbs.
2nd — Tommy Hopkins —- (4 fish) 9.63 lbs.
3rd — Kevin Runyon —- (2 fish) 4.82 lbs.
4th — Brad May —- (1 fish) 3.24 lbs.
5th — Brandon Staten —- (1 fish) 2.29 lbs.
6th —Tim Marcum —- (1 fish) 2.18 lbs.
7th — Timmy Robinson —- (1 fish) 2.01 lbs.
8th —Rupus Bowens —- (1 fish) 1.89 lbs.
9th —Gary Varney —- (1 fish) 1.85 lbs.
10th —Ernie Adkins —- (1 fish) 1.81 lbs.
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