> Day 1: 5, 15-10
> Day 2: 5, 17-12
> Day 3: 5, 15-04
> Day 4: 5, 12-07
> Total = 20, 61-01
Anthony Gagliardi compiled the vast majority of his weight from a single area. It was adjacent to a spawning flat and featured a road bed, a ditch and a rounded shoal point.
"One thing that helped me was not having to make the same cast over and over again, because something like that usually won't hold up," he said. "Those fish were constantly moving, and me moving with them allowed it to hold up."
He caught two quality fish on day 2 on a Buckeye Suspend Blade and a good one on the final day on a Little Creeper All American Trash Fish swimbait. The other 17 he weighed in came on a Buckeye Spot Remover jighead with a Senko attached.
> Shakey-head gear: 7'3" heavy-action Cashion worm rod, Lew's Tournament Series casting reel, 10-pound Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line, 1/4-ounce Buckeye Spot Remover jighead, 5" Yamamoto Senko (green-pumpkin).
> Main factor in his success – "Sticking with that one place. I always caught a decent limit pretty fast every day."
> Performance edge – "My Humminbird electronics. I wasn't looking for schools of fish, but individuals. I could move around in the area and when I saw something I thought was a bass, I could drag a bait behind me or cast to it." Read More