1. Finished 3rd at the 2021 Cashion Rods Tour event on the St. Lawrence River with 21.46 lbs today. Another fun day on the water and we walked away with a check even ...more after a few lost fish blunders. It's been a great few weeks on the water competing. Can't complain.

    1. Those are some great smallies, congrats on third.
  2. In addition to my trolling motor being wrecked upon arriving at our first spot I had another strange situation and a first for me in a tournament.

    After coming ...more to the aid of a fellow competitor who was broken down and attempting to get his engine running, which we could not. We had to contact the Director and go over the specific instructions on how to transfer the fish and have them properly labeled so each of our fish were clearly identifiable.

    This way both boater and co of the broke down boat could still weigh in their fish. (Who ended up beating me)

    So I left with just one other person in my boat in the morning but retuned to weigh in with an additional person and 4 different people’s fish in the livewell. My family and everyone basically was very confused when I pulled in. A few guys thought I had picked up a cameraman for the day πŸ˜‚

    The MLF crew did a great job of being right at the docks for us to verify all the numbers and tags matched and helped us get the fish out quickly so we didn’t lose any.

    1. no bass left behind. what a day!
    2. WOW!
    3. Sounds like one hell of a day...I hope you have better luck next time
    4. I’ve been fishing with FLW/MLF since 2003 and they have always been accommodating with these kind of situations. Great organization and people that work there.
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  3. All three Gajo Baits staffers made the top 17 and cashed checks at the MLF - BFL tournamnet including from the left Gerry Rosenbarker, Steve Eldridge and myself.

  4. It's been a good stretch but a crazy busy one between work all week and tournaments every weekend but I got in the Major League Fishing BFL out of Massena and ...more just snuck in on day 1 to the top grouping to move on to day two. Top 17 fished on day 2. When I say just snuck in I mean just snuck in, tied for 16th place out of the like 90ish boaters. Day 2 was a disaster. My trolling motor was wrecked on the drive to the first spot in the morning, really hindered me but no excuses, I just couldn't overcome it and didn't even manage a limit on day 2, but still managed to sneak up a few more spots and finish 14th overall and take home some cash. Not a bad weekend.

    1. Sounds like one Helluva weekend. Congrats on 14th!πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
  5. That’s a wrap. Managed 17-7 today for a two day total of 36-8. Moved up 6 spots today and managed to sneak into the money at the Major League Fishing Toyota Series ...more Pro Event.

    Didn’t fish clean today. Lost a few including 2 monsters but that’s the breaks.
    Good luck to our locals out there on day 3!

    1. Bill Fussell 0
      good job Brad
  6. Day 1 weigh in at the Major League Fishing Pro Series event out of Massena NY. Managed 19.1 lbs of smallmouth. Had a good day. Fished clean. Can't complain ...more with the day 1 start. Gotta do it again tomorrow.

    Caught all my fish from a mix of depths. Some shallow. Some deep. Ned rig, dropshot and jerkbait were the ticket.

    1. Scott Sorrell 0
      Congrats Brad
  7. I set the hook. Knew I had fish. Then thought I was stuck on the bottom. Confused...I realize that I am moving down the river with this thing and thought I had ...more a world record of some species on since it was heavy as a truck at 30 ft and it was pulling every now and then so I knew it was something alive even though it didn't feel right.

    In the end it's a 6 inch smallmouth in a 30 ft hunk of hydrilla I couldn't even pick up and put in the boat for a pic so I left 2/3 of it hanging in the water.

    1. Scott Sorrell 0
      That is a lot of grass, can't believe you could even feel that smallmouth pulling at all
    2. Asher Dale 0
    3. Lmao, makes for a great fish story! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
    4. Rick Carey 0
      little salad egh...u post some great fish man..good luck with those tournaments u fish
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  8. We had a heck of a day for August on the St. Lawrence. Managed over 25 lbs of smallmouth before a dead fish penalty, which cost us but a solid 2nd place fish at ...more the Thayer's Marine, Inc. Team Tournament Trail

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Monster stringer! Glad all the rain didn’t kill the fishing that far north.
    2. Congrats Brad! Sucks about the penalty fish! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  9. Was able to place in the money today at the NY State B.A.S.S. Nation event on the St. Lawrence River - Ogdensburg. Few lost fish next to the boat stopped me from ...more bringing home some additional hardware but it was a good day all around. My co partner Rein Golub won the event on the coangler side. So we were around the fish needed. This place is the real deal.

    1. Monster Smallies Brad! Congrats πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Congrats Brad, you seem to be pretty successful at catching those Smallies
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  10. Interesting day on the water to say the least. Out there looking for smallmouth and I start slaying Walleyes and can't stop catching them, then while fishing ...more out of the blue I hear something and there is a deer swimming past me in the middle the river like a mile out, against the current leaving the US and heading to Canada.

    He went for about 20 minutes against the current and made it almost the Canadian side but then took a left and came all the way back across the river, to exit back on the American side.

    1. Been there, seen that in a lake in Canada. Swimming from one island to another! Pretty cool! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. Bill Fussell 0
      didn’t like what it saw I guess lol
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