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Whisperwood’s 31st fishing tournament

Started by Mike - Whisperwood, August 13, 2022, 08:54:46 PM

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Final results for our 31st tournament.

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Brandon Kohler -  21.50 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Adam Shackett - 17.25 inches


Read below for all the daily results:

The 31st Whisperwood Guest Bass Fishing Tournament began today on a beautiful Saturday with light winds and mostly sunny skies. More guest anglers will be joining the tournament during the week, however Whisperwood's Mike and Father, Son team of Bob and Brandon Kohler started the event today. A very good morning for Whisperwood's Mike to get some solid bass posted for the week. Early leaders rarely win the tournament however it does set the bar for the other anglers.

Leader Board: Day 1

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Whisperwood Mike 20.0 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Whisperwood Mike 15.5 inches


Day 2: Sunday, August 14th
Another beautiful day with moderate winds in the morning but light winds the rest of the day. Ed and Sue Nugent arrived today and look forward to a successful tournament, they both had their personal best bass catches last year.
Whisperwood's Mike had another very good day adding a couple of 5 pounders to his total. Check out the August 2022 page to view the results.

Special thanks to Sue Nugent for a lure rescue of one of my favorite lures - her kayak was just the tool needed to free the lure from the thick weeds.

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm

Leader Board: Day  2

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Whisperwood Mike 20.0 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Whisperwood Mike 15.5 inches


Day 3:  Monday August 15th
A carbon copy of yesterday's weather - another beautiful day with light winds in the morning and light winds the rest of the day.
Ed Nugent got on the board today with a solid 17 inch largemouth bass and should build his confidence trying to beat the current 20 inch leader. Picture is posted on the August 2022 Big Bass page.

Multiple winners Ned and Adam Shacket will be here tomorrow to add two more proficient anglers to the tournament and another past winner John Ackerman should be here on Thursday to get back to tournament fishing.

Below is the link for the August page.

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm

Leader Board: Day 3

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Whisperwood Mike 20.0 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Whisperwood Mike 15.5 inches


Day 4: Tuesday August 16th
Variable weather today with light winds early and then showers moved in later in the day but subsided for the evening after dinner fishing. 
Ned and son Adam arrived today and they did not waste any time catching some quality Salmon Lake bass. Adam's 16 inch smallmouth took over the lead and Dad Ned caught quality bass as well. Ned and Adam are definitely in contention for the Whisperwood Bass fishing Championship. Pictures are posted on the August 2022 Big Bass page.
Bob and Brandon Kohler had a big day with Brandon posting a 20 inch largemouth to tie for the lead in that category and Dad Bob caught a big healthy 3.25 pound largemouth.
Whisperwood's Mike added a solid 15 inch smallmouth bass was but was just a bit short of Adam's 16 inch smallie. A healthy 3.5 pound 18 inch largemouth bass capped off another successful fishing day for Mike.
Ed Nugent recorded his second big bass with a 17.5 inch largemouth upping yesterday's catch by half an inch.

It's anybody's championship to win and with 2 and a half fishing days left in the tournament, chances are we haven't seen the biggest fish yet - stay tuned.


Below is the link for the August page.

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm

Leader Board: Day 4

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Whisperwood Mike & Brandon Kohler 20.0 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Adam Shackett 16.0 inches


Day 5: Wednesday August 17th
A windy start to the day with rain expected for most of the afternoon but the whisperwood anglers had a productive morning with some terrific catches and a lead change in the largemouth bass division.

Whisperwood's Mike caught another 15.5 inch smallie (third one), the smallmouth bite has been exceptional for August and with a number of pickerel and good sized crappie along with some low teens largemouth bass it was a productive catching morning.

Ned and Adam were out this morning as well and doubled up with an impressive pair of largemouth bass to show. They braved the rainy weather this afternoon and Adam upped his smallmouth bass lead with a 17.25 inch smallie.

Bob and Brandon were out very early and it paid off with Bob's leading 21 inch largemouth bass.


Below is the link for the August page.

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm

Leader Board: Day 5

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Bob Kohler -      21.00 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Adam Shackett - 17.25 inches


Day 6: Thursday August 18th
Morning showers and an overcast day with off and on showers summarized Thursday's weather, however it certainly did not put a damper on the continued big bass catching.

Whisperwood's Mike caught a beautifully healthy 17 inch smallie but was 1/4 inch shy of Adam's 17.25 inch leader. Mike also added a 4 pound largmemouth along with 3 other 17 and 18 inch largemouth bass. The cloudy overcast and cool weather certainly got the bite going again.

Sue Nugent caught her first smallmouth bass and Ed added a sizable pickerel for their day.

Ned caugth a very fat and healthy 6 pound largemouth but was just shy of Bob Kohler's leading 21 inch largemouth bass.

Brandon added a solid 4 pound largemouth bass to his impressive total thus far.


Below is the link for the August page.

https://whisperwoodlodge.com/big_bass_August.htm

Tomorow is the last day of the tournament and don't be surprised if the leaderboard changes again, our tournament has a history of some exciting last day finishes.

Leader Board: Day 6

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Bob Kohler -      21.00 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Adam Shackett - 17.25 inches



Day 7: Friday August 19th
Whisperwood's 31st Guest Bass Fishing tournament ended on a glorious beautiful day. From a breathtaking sunrise to a magnificent sunset this day signified the spectacular week of weather and fishing for the week. As usual the tournament wasn't decided until the final day when Brandon Kohler pulled out his 8th tournament victory with a 21.5 inch largemout bass to edge out his Dad by 1/2 inch!
Just another photo finish for this tournament.

Bob Kohler and Mike spent a few hours fishing together and Bob caught two pristine 18 inch 3.5 pound largemouth bass while Mike added a solid 16 inch smallmouth bass.

Adam & Dad Ned finished their tournament strong with more largemouth and smallmouth bass.

The quality  of smallmouth bass caught this August was unprecedented and we certainly hope this becomes a pattern for the future fishing Salmon and McGrath lakes.

Leader Board: Day 7 - Final results

Largemouth Bass Divsion:  Brandon Kohler -  21.50 inches
Smallmouth Bass Division: Adam Shackett - 17.25 inches