I got out of bed at 2:45am and drove solo to Jackson County for the WVKA Jackson County Shootout. Two large cups of coffee and 2 hours of Metallica later I was there. I put on Obryan lake in the black dark having never seen it before. Something ironic about fishing Jackson County out of your Jackson kayak. The bite was tough and lake was crowded with good Anglers many of whom live on that area and make Obryan their second home due to it’s ability to produce big fish from time to time. Although it has some big fish it is highly pressured and difficult to find a limit. Greg Harper who fished with me never got a bite on this day. I pitched hula grubs in hydrilla grass edges all day and managed 9 bites in 8 hours. I landed a 16.5 early but had a 9” fish I never did get rid of. I did hook a 19”+ fish beside a bridge peer with an hour that go only to have it break off. That fish would have moved me up from 12th to 6th. Micheal Waid and I did manage to catch a limit and fishing 4th place out of 25 teams for the day.
Total Fish Caught = 7
Biggest Fish = 16.5”
Best 5 Fish = 59.75”
Minutes per Fish = 68.5
Finish 12th out of 68 as individual and 4th out of 24 two man teams