It's never fun to write these after a bad tournament, but I'm here to tell a story good, bad, or indifferent. I've had enough bad tournaments to know that there's no point to letting it get to you. Take what lessons you can from it and move on to the next one. I will say this ones got me wound up, disappointed, and embarrassed. Knowing I've got wait a whole year to maybe get another crack at it only makes it worse.
The tournament I'm talking about is the D&R Sports Charlevoix tournament and here's how it went down. Shaun and I got up there late for practice, Amanda had to work out of town so I had to get Mabel to daycare. We got on the water sometime between 10 and 11, it didn't take long to realize there were a lot less beds than we expected to see. We were all in on the sight fishing program that was for sure. Visibility wasn't great that first day but we found some good ones. No giants but several over 4 and quite a few heavy 3's. Nothing to feel confident in but at least we had a start. That would play out the next day too, we found the fish to do well but nothing great. We spent some time trying to unlock a prespawn bite and catch one of those big females that were cruising around. We did discover we could get some bites on a jerkbait, but it was nothing real consistent.