I am proud to announce that the Ace Charters team ended up in fifth place out of a field of 43 boats at the first leg of the Lake Ontario Pro-Am series being held this year on the southern shore of the lake. I am also going on record to say that I am privileged to have some of the best fishermen on the lake fishing on our team.The day one bite was tough for us and low and behold it must of been tough for quite a few others as we ended up in 14th place for day one.There were only four boats that manged to limit out on day one. As for us, we boated 10 fish out of a 12 fish limit. That’s a testament to just how tough of a bite it really was. This years field of tournament competitors was very strong with many top names falling short. As it turned out,we were in the hunt!
Day two we were informed that a small craft advisory would be in effect starting at 11am that day. If it was not lifted the fishing would end at 11am because of it. Armed with this information and using what we had learned over the last couple of days of fishing both in practice and on day one, we decided as a team to stay close to home and fish an area we had previously explored. As soon as we got there and the 6am start commenced we began setting lines down in the water. Before we got all the rods in the water the dipsey rod fired with a ten pound king.We had a good early morning bite and managed a twelve fish limit by 9am. We had mixed boxed of kings and cohos.
As anticipated, the small craft advisory remained in effect and the tournament was officially ended at 11am. We new we couldn’t win first after day one but our plan was to box out and keep our team in position for the west end cup.The west end cup is determined by combining the Niagra and the Orleans legs of the tournament which is coming up this week. We are in good position finishing fifth in the Niagra. Lets hope we can have a repeat of our previous years performance at Orleans also known as “The Oak” in which we finished first place last year. We are keeping our fingers crossed.