Congratulations to first place winners, Morstorf and Breitenstein!!!
Morstorf and Breitenstein also had "Big Fish".
Congratulations to third place winners, Bill Ketterman & Bob Thomas. R.I.P Bill you will be missed. William "Bill" Ketterman 3/10/38 - 6/24/13
Congratulations to second place winners, Graham and Ross!!!
Gary Graham and Brendan Mick holding 2nd place check for $399.00. Congratulations!
El Dorado Lake April 28, 2013
The second tournament of the Kansas Crappie Trail is in the books and it was a very successful tournament for several teams as many of them broke 10 lbs. and 11 lbs. on their best 7 crappie. The day started out fairly cool and foggy but the fog cleared the sun came out and the air and water temps rose and it was a good day to be fishing. 14 teams entered the tournament and the team that had the most success was the Benton, KS team of Jim Bybee and Bob Thomas. They ended their day with a number of quality fish and had a weight of 11.50 lbs. with their best 7 and took home the first place trophy. This was Jim and Bob's second consecutive Kansas Crappie Trail win on El Dorado. The team said they fished the main lake until around 11 and only had two 14+ inch fish in the livewell at that time. So they decided to go up the creek. The team said they fished brushpiles in about 2 foot of water to catch their stringer of slabs. The team said it was like turning on a light switch when the water temperature rose to 60 degrees the big ones turned on and it paid off for them as the team took home $707.00 for their efforts. The team said they used Top Secret Jig Co's Green & Yellow Flap Jacks. Congratulations!
The second place team was Shane Eustice of El Dorado and Dennis Polter of Topeka with 11.41 lbs. The team said they caught their fish on the rocks in 6-9 foot of water on black and pink 3.5 inch Crappie Pro Wasshoppas and Yum Beaver Tails tipped with 3 inch minnows and said the crappie would hit the baits hard. They also fished the same baits on the trees in the flats in 10-14 foot of water to catch some of their fish. The team took home $364. Congratulations!
Fishing just out of the money was the team of Tanner Cox of Maize, KS and Colton Cook of Wichita with a weight of 11.37 lbs. The team said they caught their fish on the rocks and ledges spider rigging in 6-12 foot of water using 1/4 oz. jigs baited with Bobby Garland pink and chartreuse baby shad tipped with minnows. This was the teams first Kansas Crappie Trail tournament and they made a good showing just a few hundredths away from the top two teams. The team received 2 $50 gift certificates from BnM Poles for their day on the water. Congratulations!
Finishing 4th was the team of Todd Morstorf & Gene Breitenstein of Topeka with 10.43 lbs. The team caught their fish in 8-12 foot of water on timber with Top Secret Bait CO. baits. The team earned 1 $50 gift certificate from BnM Pole Co. Congratulations!
The Lawrence, Kansas team of Eric Schrock and Mike Schrock received the prize for Big Crappie weighing 2.10 lbs....VERY NICE FISH!!! They took home $140.00. Congratulations!