In mid-May, six B.A.S.S. workers drove 959 miles from Clear Lake, Calif., for the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional to Trout Creek, Mont., for the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional. We were so fascinated by the Western beauty that we wanted to share it with our B.A.S.S. friends.
The locals came out in Trout Creek, Mont., for the final day of the Western Divisional.
While everyone else was heading toward the popular flats of Noxon Reservoir at launch each day, Tim Johnston was going in the completely opposite direction, which proved to be key to his win at the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional.
Two unique patterns emerged on Day 3 -- the mohawk and the early bankers.
Three 14-pound sacks came out of Noxon today, plus a 4-pound smallie.
Some anglers in the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional worked all day to eke out a limit on Montana’s Noxon Reservoir. But not Tim Johnston. He did it in an hour and a half.
Some anglers had full livewells and others struggled today on Noxon Reservoir.
The air temps were a bit warmer and the mood a bit lighter at the Day 2 launch on Noxon Reservoir.
The top weight of the day was 13 pounds, 11 ounces. Lots of stout smallies came across the scales, plus a 5-pound largemouth.
Chris Felty's 'Plan B' brought smallmouth, largemouth, and the tournament lead.