#acs120mhmf2 Posts

Just paid my entry fee for the 2018 WI Carp Championship; looking forward to the Day 1 Draw tomorrow at 6am. After a couple of tough practice sessions, I know I will have to fish hard and smart to get 5 like this! #StCroixRods #BestRodsOnEarth #ACS120MHMF2 #ACS120HMF2

Day 2 presented new challenges for most of the Anglers at the Kewaunee International Carp Championship. Bites were still hard to come by and the small Carp were on the hunt for anything edible. My challenge today was to find two Carp over 15 lbs. I landed a 22-7 at lunchtime, but then had to sort through a lot of small and angry fish. I finally managed my third, a 15-10 very angry male fish, in the last 5 minutes... that was cutting things a little fine. 60-11 earned me 2nd Place, a good return on all my hard work. Thanks to my wonderful sponsors, St. Croix Rods and K-1 Baits; their Rods and baits were essential to my success on this very tough tournament weekend. #StCroixRods #BestRodsOnEarth #ACS120MHMF2 #ACS120HMF2 #K1Baits

Looking forward to my Second Tournament of the Season this weekend; the 2018 Kewaunee International Carp Championship. Kewaunee can be a very challenging venue and the Late Spring has definitely complicated preparations. I am just hoping to catch three like this in the first hour on Saturday, with my trusty ACS120MH and H rods. #StCroixRods #BestRodsOnEarth #ACS120MHMF2 #ACS120HMF2

The Trivers ABC Tournament was challenging but fun. I didnt win, but Im happy with 3rd Place. Conditions were wonderful out of the water, sunny and warm after a 30 degree start. Unfortunately, under the water conditions werent so good, with muddy, icy meltwater running down both rivers into our Tournament area in the Harbor. I caught my first and last fish on K-1 Baits Squid & Octopus Pink Popup Berg Zigs, with the other two falling for a White Tiger and Panther Feeder respectively, with finesse rigs and K-1 Baits Pineapple STB corn. Here are a few pics of a fun day at this Biggest 3 Carp Tournament. Congratulations to Nick Schaus, 2018 Trivers ABC Champion, and Bogdan Bucur (Team USA Coach & Angler), in 2nd. #StCroixRods #AvidCarpSeries #ACS120MHMF2 #ACS120HMF2 #BestRodsOnEarth

Hard to believe, but next Sunday I will be fishing my first tournament since being diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL).In the very unlikely event that I win any prize money, I pledge 50% to Team USA Carp Squad (the Trivers ABC is a Fundraiser for the US Team), and 50% to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Heres the link, if anyone else would like to donate to that good cause? Thanks! https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate#StCroixRods #AvidCarpSeries #ACS120MHMF2 #TeamUSACarpSquad#LLS.org