Pueblo MWC Day 2 a.m.
Day 2 of the Lake Pueblo MWC is underway. The anglers were greeted with temperatures in the low 40's, clear skies, and very little wind. The teams were happy that the winds from yesterday have come and gone. With gusts over 50 mph yesterday, many teams had trouble staying over active fish or slowing down their drift enough to get the bite. Teams came in saying they had worn down their trolling motor batteries early in the day. Today, this should not be a problem.
The first place team of Scott Keeley and Dave Pinney has no plans on changing their presentation today and is hopeful for another large basket of Lake Pueblo walleyes. With only a 1.1 pound lead over second place, they will need to have another good day. Many teams are confident that they will be able to do better than yesterday when only 14 of the 37 teams brought a five fish limit to the stage.
Again this morning, there was a lot of banter between teams. Many of these teams fish against each other regularly. While there was a good amount of joking aroud, these teams will all have their game faces on shortly after takeoff.
It was difficult to get many teams to open up regarding yesterday's tactics. Those that were willing to share were either bottom bouncing or jigging. The teams that were jigging and able to hold spots in the wind were using 1/4-3/8 ounce jigs tipped with half a crawler. Those teams bottom bouncing were using up to 5 ounce bouncers to try and maintain bottom contact.
Again, today's weigh in ceremonies will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Lone Owl area at Lake Pueblo State Park North. The entire tournament is being filmed for television as are three other MWC tournaments this year. Television coverage
is a great way to showcase not only the Beautiful Lake Pueblo area but also the Cabela's Master Walleye Circuit.