John will be fishing the RCL tournament this year. Come back here for links to the
daily results as soon as they become available. In addition, read John's comments about
each tournament and what it took to win each event. Good luck, John!
2003 RCL Tournament Schedule
||04/02 - 04/05
||04/30 - 05/03
||05/28 - 05/31
||06/18 - 06/21
||10/01 - 10/04
Tournament Detroit River
Due to the ice flows in the Detroit River, the tournament was moved to the
Illinois River. John finished a dismal 107th place. He was keyed on the Detroit
River, but it was not to be. Not to be discouraged, he moved on to Lake Sharpe.
Tournament Lake Sharpe
After a few good days of prefishing, the cold front came in the day before
the tournament. The fish turned off. The little ones were everywhere, but where
were the ones that were biting only yesterday? Most everyone had a tough time.
John came through the next day, however. With a good first tournament day down
the river, John was happy. He did have concerns making it down and back with his
250hp Mercury OptiMax racing engine. The Merc guys came through with a prop that
gave him just enough mpg to make it. The second day, the wind picked up and
despite the greater worry, he got back and made the cut for day 3. Sitting in
13th after day 3 meant his tournament was over, but he netted $5,429. Boat
control, as well as locating larger fish was key. My prefishing days with John
showed just how important boat control was. To compete, you gotta have excellent
boat control. Way to go, John.
Tournament Lake Erie
Another off tournament, he placed 71st. Authors note; sometimes it only
takes one fish to move on. He was actually much closer than 71st place
Tournament Devils Lake
Chalk up another nice showing for John. 5th place for $12,500. That puts
John in 12th place overall and on to the Mississippi River!
2002 RCL Tournament Schedule
||04/03 - 04/06
||05/01 - 05/04
||05/29 - 06/01
||06/26 - 06/29
||Bay City, MI
||10/02 - 10/05
||Red Wing, MN