On August 17, 2014, the Gillespie Bass Club held their 10 tournament of the season on Gillespie Lake. Known as the clubs “Home Lake”, Fishing was tough to say the least. Half of the field failed to land a keeper bass for their efforts. As always, someone finds the right bait and uses the right technique to overcome the hard fishing conditions. Butch Revelle took first place with his two keepers on baby brushhog. Lonnie Colley used his “go to” bait, I think everyone knows what it is, for second. David King grabbed third and big bass honors with one fish.
Gillespie Lake has been a challenge all year. The numbers of fish are there but the number of quality fish have seemed to decline in recent years. Some say it was a colder than normal spring and the spawn conditions were affected. Some say that an abundance of forage available, makes it hard to compete with artificial lures. Some say too much pressure for the size of the like. Maybe its just a normal down cycle and all will improve in time. The lake is 62 years old. Silting in, losing structure and good aquatic cover along with the increased boat traffic, something is going to take a turn for the worse. All are in agreement a thorough study by DNR fisheries is in order. Here are the results:
1st, Butch Revelle, 2 fish, 5.60 lbs.
2nd, Lonnie Colley, 2 fish, 4.10 lbs.
3rd, David King, 1 fish, 4.04 lbs.
Big Bass, David King, 4.04 lbs.
25 anglers participated with 12 weighing in 14 fish for a total weight of 35.14 lbs.
Complete results are HERE
YTD standings are HERE
Photos are HERE