Ocean Springs, Mississippi – Hot weather made for even hotter fishing at Stop 1 of the 2020 Canadian Elite Series - Renegade Bass Tour on Whitefish, Cranberry and Dog Lakes this past Saturday. Taking 18+ pounds to make the Top 10, shows that the fishing is good and the competition is tough.
American Baitworks Pros Kyle Healy and Adam Howell represented NetBait, Scum Frog, Freedom Tackle, Halo Rods and STH Bait Co. well, taking the top spot with 21.75lbs in the 85-boat field. Healy and Howell barely edged out American Baitworks Pro Lenny Devos and his partner Jeff Desloges who finished 2nd with 21.23lbs. American Baitworks Pros Matt Massey and Travis Raison took 9th place weighing in 18.25lbs.
“All the long days on the water paid off with our first qualifier win! 2 years ago AJ Howell and I had our worst Renegade Bass Tour finish on Dog and Cranberry.... and that was not how we wanted it to go this time.” said American Baitworks Pro Kyle Healy “We were ecstatic when the lake was announced for the 2020 season to get our shot at redemption and to put some largie's in the boat.
Healy and Howell focused on deep isolated rock and spent the bulk of their practice using their electronics and scanning for rock and boulders.
“Well I still can't believe it happened. 2 years ago Kyle Healey and I had our worst RBT finish on Dog and Cranberry and all we wanted was redemption for it.” said American Baitworks Pro Adam (AJ) Howell “Throughout the whole 2019 season we never put a single green fish in our well and it felt great to go back to our roots an put a largie win under our belts.”