Connect Fishing League May Bass Tournament Results

Kyle Porter 

Kyle Porter May Bass Tournament

1st Place Best 5

Congratulations to Kyle Porter for winning the Best 5 competition. Kyle brought in a total of 17.73 Pounds.  Kyle wins a total of $130.   

Connect Outdoors Fishing Report 

Weather was pretty good most days.   A little breezy.  Most of the fish caught were on topwater 6th sense wake bait and KVD crankbait.  The bite was steady most days. I had a lot of fun with the tournament and look forward to the next.  Thanks again, Connect Outdoors.” - Kyle Porter

Location: Canton, Illinois

Gear: Shakespeare Rod and Reels

Lure: 6th sense wake bait 


 KVD yellow crankbait

KVD Crankbait

Structure: Laydown

Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits

Brent Bailar

Brent Bailar May Bass Tournament

2nd Place Best 5, 1st Place Big Bass, Connect Fishing League Big Bass Bonus 

Brent Bailar takes home 2nd place with a total of 15 Pounds and wins $65.  Brent also wins the Big Bass competition with a 5.14 pound largemouth bass for another $65.  Since Brent is an active Connect Fishing League member he will also take home the Big Bass bonus prize of $50 bringing his total payout to $180.   

May Big Bass

Connect Outdoors Fishing Report

Caught most of my fish in the morning before a rainstorm, the others were in the evening a couple days prior. Wind was 10-15 mph both days.  They were biting reaction baits in the morning: bladed jig, buzz bait & big swimbaits.   A jig pitched into trees was the best evening catch.” - Brent Bailar

Location: Omaha, NE

Gear: Powell Endurance Rod paired with Abu Garcia Revo SX baitcaster on Sunline FC Sniper line.  Also a Basspro Carbonlite 2.0 rod paired with Abu Garcia Revo Sx baitcaster on Sunline FC Sniper line

Abu Garcia Revo SX Casting

Lure: Booyah Buzz bait, Bullshad Swimbait, Dirty Jigs black/blue jig, Custom bladed jig

Dirty Jig

Structure: Laydowns, Brush Piles

Technique: Chatterbaits, Blade Baits

Thanks to everyone that participated.  If you are interested in competing, registration is open for our next tournament in June.


June Bass Tournament