Two factors were at play in this event. The first was the timing. Moving the event up in the year meant the fish were scattered between their shallow spawning areas and the deep ledges they call home throughout the summer months. This made a consistent pattern very challenging to come by. The second, much more concerning factor, was the massive impact the Asian Carp have had on the lake. Bait schools were a very rare site on the sonar and most shallow water areas were infested with the easily excited fish. One turn of topwater life could have a slough erupting with carp.

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