“Dr Randy delivers at the duel in the dessert”! Going into the October Bass Contender meeting the previously scheduled tournament at Lake Mead was up in the air with rumors that Havasu was a possible replacement. Apparently there was not enough interest in traveling to Lake Mead? So a vote was to take place to change the event location and the winner was… Havasu it was!
With only six boaters signed up and zero non boaters to fish Havasu it was going to be tough to field the event! That didn’t matter much to long time Bascontender angler Dr Randy Estrada as he just proceeded to smash ’em as Dr Randy delivered the winning knock out punch to top the field at Lake Havasu along with a Day2 Big Fish that rounded out his winning sack. Randy had a fun prefish that included top water action and the kitchen sink well spent with his longtime friend and tournament partner Tracy who joined Randy for his first Bass Contenders tournament. Also fishing as Bass Contender guest was Gary Boyd and his good friend Gary and Derek Yoshinaga with his friend and guest Richard. Big Fish winner for day one was the phone man Ron Janke with a 3.85lb Havasu hawg and Randy Estrada MD with the day two 4.43lb dessert pig. Pops and Alfred the Assassin were fishing alone in their boats so earning a Big Boat award for them would prove challenging!
Air temp: 90 degrees
Water temp: 72 lake 68 river
Wind: 5-10 mph
Water: 5′-10′ visibility murky
Read ’em and weep boys:
1 Randy Estrada 5/5/8.09/11.98/20.07 BF Day2 4.43
2 Alfred Vasquez 5/4/9.93/7.37/17.30
3 Danny Caldwell 2/5/3.43/12.80/16.31
4 Derek Yoshinaga 4/4/6.03/7.38/13.41
5 Gary Boyd 3/2/7.50/2.98/10.48
6 Paul Herber 3/3/5.60/4.52/10.12
7 Ron Janke 2/2/4.93/2.45/7.38 BF Day1 3.85
G Richard (guest) 4/1/6.48/0.88/7.33
8 Alex Pisarski 4/0/6.95/0.00/6.95
9 Pops Colgan 1/0/1.08/0.00/1.08
G Gary (guest) 0/1/0.00/1.12/1.12
G Tracy (guest) 0/0/0.00/0.00/0.00
Big Boat Day one: Yoshinaga/Richard 12.48lbs
Big Boat Day two: Caldwell/Herber 17.32lbs
Big Fish Day one: Ron Janke 3.85lbs
Big Fish Day two: Randy Estrada MD 4.43lbs
See you on the water: Big Ed!