Smith Mountain Lake, Nov 5th — In a thrilling showdown at Smith Mountain Lake, 54 fishing teams battled the cold in the CATT Tourney Trail event, all vying for a hefty cash prize. The competition was fierce, but the father-son duo, Mike Nichols Sr. & Jr., emerged victorious with a five-fish haul weighing in at an impressive 21.37 pounds.
Facing challenges like a high boat number, the Nichols team showcased their adaptability by reversing their pattern and using a green pumpkin worm on a home made shaky head in light wind conditions. Their strategic approach paid off, earning them the top spot. Following closely behind was the skilled team of Ryan & Wayne Mace, landing five fish totaling 16.57 pounds.
“We’re thrilled with our win and grateful for the support,” said Mike Nichols Sr. “This victory belongs to my son who caught the lunker for the day.”