The Polar Bear Circuit kicked off its third season at Klinger Lake last Saturday with the father/son team of TJ and Duane Friddle winning $300 for their five fish weighing 9.38 pounds.
The event drew 21 teams that enjoyed the crisp, fall weather with temperatures topping out in low 50’s and winds of 5-10 mph.
Participating teams definitely found different ways to catch fish Saturday. Quite a few individuals reported fish being caught in 4-6 feet while others were out a bit deeper in 10-15 feet of water. Blade baits, jerkbaits, Ned rigs, A-rigs and drop shots seemed to yield the best results.
Second place went to Chris Brunt and Pat Ott with 8.64 pounds while Jeremy Bunnell and Lee Duracz were third with 8.32 pounds and won the big bass pot with 2.42 pounder. Rounding out the top four, was the husband/wife team of Steve and Amy Martin with a total weight of 7.86 pounds.
The ever popular “critter pot” was won by Andrew Miller who took home $100 for his .48-pound perch!
The next Polar Bear open will be held at Six Span in Elkhart Nov. 10th starting at 7:30 a.m. For more details, see the Lake Drive Marine Events Calendar adjacent to this page.