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Sunday, October 18, 2009

• WBT Championship Day 3

At the start of day three, this is what the playing field looked like. Judy Wong had a healthy lead with a weight of 30-13. The only person close enough to catch up was Pam Martin-Wells at around 22lbs. Although difficult, breaking 30lbs was still a possibility. The Angler of the Year points race was probably already in the bag for Pam Martin-Wells. All that was left to do was finish off the WBT Championship.

The weigh-in had a much friendlier atmosphere today. Although many anglers were plagued with slot fish that had to be thrown back, several came in with amusing anecdotes. Someone caught an American flag. Pam Martin-Wells fished the bridge and had an audience go "Ike" crazy for the 5lb 11oz pig she caught. Bertha Cavakis soowee'd for the crowd. A few anglers tossed out freebies to the kids crowding the barrier at the front. Although the speeches would get a little too churchy for my taste at times, the anglers were happy to have fished Cypress/BB and thanked everyone for all the support.

My guess is that the bridge on that lake is going to get hit pretty hard in the days to come.

So Judy Wong held on for the win. She didn't have to work as hard to maintain the lead, so after I saw her day three bag weigh 5lb 13oz, I figured she backed off a little today to relax. Funny that with one fish, Pam Martin Wells was able to rack up almost the same amount of weight Wong had in her entire bag.

Some anglers came in with nothing. Others came in with small bags. That's what happens when a slot is in the mix. I'm not sure how that will affect whether or not big tournaments will come back. The slots seem to be working from what I can tell, but when you're talking about a tournament, even the local anglers complain about the slot. It pains them to throw back a good 2-3lb bass that came up short on the ruler. It sounds like maybe once the cold front passed through, things died down. We had blue bird skies in the afternoon, but a few ladies found some nice fish to show off to the crowd.

Pam Martin-Wells held on to win the AOY title and will fish with the boys in the Bassmaster Classic on a lake close to home. Good to know she'll have somewhat of a home lake advantage going in.

Monica Altman held her own against the coanglers. She weighed in early and sat in the winners chair for almost the entire show. She came in this morning with 20-11 and ended the day with 27lbs even.

Not too many anglers revealed their secrets. A few tossed Sweet Beavers, but for the most part, the ladies remained somewhat tight lipped. I would have expected a bit more name dropping, but they still thanked their sponsors.

I'd just like to personally thank everyone who showed up. It was a great crowd that the professional angling community will not forget. It was especially nice to see so many folks show up for the WBT. These ladies are paving the way forward. I'm happy to have been part of it.

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