Despite cold and at times miserable weather, there were some impressive bass catches at the annual “Frostbite Open” at Tenmile Lakes.
Usually one of the most productive bass tournaments in the Pacific Northwest, cold weather last year resulted in 33 boats getting skunked.
Not so this year as many of the 75 boats in this year’s field registered five bass limits. Many of the bass weighed in ran from 2.5 to 3.5 pounds.
For most of the weigh in, a 7.09 pound largemouth that had an eight inch bullhead in it throat led the charge for big bass honors.
That lunker was eventually replaced by a by Chris Carpenter’s 7.47 pounder and that lunker helped propel Chris and his fishing partner, Travis Glass, to the tournament win with their five bass limit weighing 22.70 pounds.
The team of Jeff Abbott and Ray Hobbs finished second with five bass with a weight of 17.42 pounds. Jay Culver and Aubrey teamed up for third with a five fish limit weighing 16.96 pounds.
Tenmile has been fishing well for bass pretty much all winter, but cold weather this week created some doubts as to how cooperative the bass were going to be.
Congratulations to Chris Carpenter and Travis Glass who have won this tournament multiple times.