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Title: August 14-21 2021 Whisperwood Guest Fishing Tournament
Post by: Mike - Whisperwood on August 13, 2021, 02:36:05 PM
Whisperwood’s 29th Guest Bass Fishing Tournament began Saturday, August 14th and ended Friday evening, August 20th at 8 pm.

Leaderboard and final results:
Largemouth Bass:  Brandon Kohler - 23.00 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.50 inches


Day 1 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

Today for the start of the tournament, the anglers were greeted with extreme heat and humidity, however, about 2pm a massive lightning and thunder storm came through with torrential downpours. Fortunately, the storm was short lived and the sun returned with cooler air.  The next few days are looking good with light winds and dry air - let's see how this affects the fishing.

Bob & Brandon Kohler, Ed and Sue Nugent, Ned and Adam Shackett are just some of the returning anglers.

Whisperwood's Mike got things started this evening with a 17.5 inch largemouth bass and a 12 inch junior sized smallmouth bass to get on the board but these fish should quickly be replaced by bigger fish very soon.

Leaderboard Day 1:
Largemouth Bass:  Whisperwood's Mike - 17.5 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Whisperwood's Mike - 12.0 inches


Day 2 - Sunday, August 15, 2021
Today was definitely the father son team of Bob & Brandon's big catching day. They started early and easily took over the lead in both categories before breakfast. Dab Bob, had a couple of big bass this morning but his 21.50 inch beauty was an instant winner. Son Brandon added an 18 inch smallmouth bass to complete the Kohler Sunday sweep. Both these bass are certainly big enough to win the tournament but we have seen some great comebacks over the years so don't think this tournament is over.  It is certainly a big challenge to pass these two big bass leaders but with our very competent anglers and the bountiful big bass in our two lakes, don't be surprised if we have a change in the leaderboard.

Leaderboard Day 2:
Largemouth Bass:  Bob Kohler        - 21.50 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.00 inches



Day 3 - Monday, August 16, 2021
Day three started off early with Whisperwood's Mike landing a solid 18 inch largemouth bass but the big fish of the day so far goes to Ed Nugent with his impressive 20 inch, 5 pound largemouth bass. Ed now becomes a new member of the Whisperwood 5 pound Big Bass club - congratulations to Ed, but a special shoutout to his wife Sue that netted the big bass just before the hook was thrown to save this big bass for Ed - well done Sue!

Even though our leaders have two impressive catches, there are big bass out there and still 4 more days of tournament action to see if the leaderboard can be changed.

Leaderboard Day 3:
Largemouth Bass:  Bob Kohler        - 21.50 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.00 inches



Day 4 - Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Day four was another beautiful weather day with very light winds and the stage was set for a lead takeover but Bob Kohler's 21.50" largemouth and Brandon's 18 inch smallmouth are formidable leads. The Kohler boat continued catching today with no bigger bass caught and Mike continued catching solid bass including today's 15 inch smallmouth but still far short of the leaders. Wednesday looks like a weather change and the past 4 windless days are over and now the return to Southwest winds should change the fishing patterns. Still three more days of fishing to see if someone can change the leaderboard and if the history of the Whisperwood fishing tournaments holds true to form there is the possibility something special may happen before Friday's finish - stay tuned.

Leaderboard Day 4:
Largemouth Bass:  Bob Kohler        - 21.50 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.00 inches


Day 5 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Day five started out rainy and humid and incredibly the winds continued calm for the fifth consecutive day. We always say amazing things happen during the Whisperwood Guest Bass tournament and Brandon and Dad Bob Kohler will certainly agree with that statement after this post breakfast fishing adventure. Dad Bob caught his personal best 5.5 pound bass the other day to join the 5 Pound Big Bass club and today Brandon caught his personal best 22 inch, 7.5 pound bass to join the elite 7 pound Big Bass club and threw in a tournament leading 18.5 inch smallmouth bass for good measure. The leaderboard has changed with two incredible size bass for the leader Brandon but don't start counting your winnings yet in this tournament. With 2 1/2 days of fishing to go you just never know, we do know there are bigger bass out there and Friday night at 8pm we will see who the 2021 Whisperwood Guest Bass champion will be.
A recap of fishing thus far this week shows a 22 inch bass, a 21.50 inch bass, a 20 inch bass, a 19 inch bass, several 18 inch bass, several 17 inch and multiple 15 & 16 inch bass and that's just the largemouth bass division. Add two 18 inch plus, two 15 inch and several 12 to 14 inch bass round out the smallmouth bass division. As usual the Whisperwood anglers show how it's done and with Ned and Adam Shackett (both previous Whisperwood bass champions) joining the tournament on Thursday, we expect another exciting and competitive tournament.

Leaderboard Day 5:
Largemouth Bass:  Brandon Kohler - 22.00 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.50 inches



Day 6 - Thursday, August 19, 2021
Day six had rain threatening all day but it held off until late afternoon and the Whisperwood anglers were back at it catching more big bass. Mike added a solid pair of a 17.5 inch largemouth bass and on the next cast landed a 16.5 inch smallmouth but once again Brandon broke his own record and landed a giant 23 inch largemouth bass to solidify his lead in both categories. Never before has a 22 inch, 7.5 pound bass become a losing fish, however, Brandon caught both so not to worry!

A recap of fishing thus far this week shows a 23 inch bass, 22 inch bass, a 21.50 inch bass, a 20 inch bass, a 19 inch bass, several 18 inch bass, several 17 inch and multiple 15 & 16 inch bass and that's just the largemouth bass division. Add two 18 inch plus,  a 16.5 inch, two 15 inch and several 12 to 14 inch bass round out the smallmouth bass division. As usual the Whisperwood anglers show how it's done and with Ned and Adam Shackett (both previous Whisperwood bass champions) joining the tournament on Thursday, we expect another exciting and competitive tournament.

Leaderboard Day 6:
Largemouth Bass:  Brandon Kohler - 23.00 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.50 inches


Day 7 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Day seven started off cool and breezy but by early afternoon the wind subsided again and the sun and humidity returned. Sue Nugent recorded her PB largemouth bass with an 18.5 inch spinnerbait beauty. Mike moved closer to the leader with an impressive 21.5 inch, 6.5 pound largemouth but was still 1.5 inches short of the the leader.

A recap of fishing this week shows a 23 inch bass, 22 inch bass, two 21.50 inch bass, a 20 inch bass, a 19 inch bass, several 18 inch bass, several 17 inch and multiple 15 & 16 inch bass and that's just the largemouth bass division. Add two 18 inch plus,  a 17 inch, 16.5 inch, two 15 inch and several 12 to 14 inch bass round out the smallmouth bass division. As usual the Whisperwood anglers show how it's done and Ned and Adam Shackett (both previous Whisperwood bass champions) already posting some sizable largemouth and smallmouth bass. Check the August 2021 Big Bass page for photos at
https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm (https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm)


Leaderboard Day 7 and final results:
Largemouth Bass:  Brandon Kohler - 23.00 inches
Smallmouth  Bass: Brandon Kohler - 18.50 inches


Congratulations to all the Whisperwood anglers for a great week of Big Bass catching.

The full writeup of the 29th Whisperwood Guest Bass Tournament is complete - check it outat:

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_Aug_14_20_2021_Tournament.htm