The top 5 anglers finished the day within four and a half inches of each other in a tight race on Missouri’s beautiful Lake Taneycomo.
With all the flooding occurring around her, it was a shock to some that Taneycomo was about two feet shallower than most anglers saw during practice the weeks prior. Storms threatened throughout mid-morning but anglers saw very little precipitation.
Once again, the Bull Creek area produced the winning stringer and most of the top ten reported catching their fish going out of Rockaway Beach.
Brian Hillman caught his PB kayak largemouth on a bladed jig near the mouth of the Bull which helped to propel him to become the new AOY leader.
Richie McMichael made a huge jump in the standings after posting a solid second place finish with 86.25″. Other anglers making a move were Lance Burris and Jeff Mellencamp, both over 80″ on the day. Putting over 11 miles in out of Empire Park, Lance credited his Torqueedo and a frog for his third place effort.
Dorman Hughey ended the day with 86.50″ to take his third win of the season and solidify his position near the top of the AOY standings. A squarebill and a Senko were the baits that did his damage in the Bull Creek area.
No other Taneycomo June event, by any club, has produced more bags over 80″ than the MoYak 2019 stop #4.