Ocean Springs, Mississippi – When it comes to fishing the St. Lawrence River, the weather is always a factor. Idyllic conditions on Saturday made for great fishing and big weights, with 15 teams weighing in 20lbs+ limits of 5 fish. Sunday’s conditions saw the switch flip, on the St. Lawrence, as high South winds and heavy bands of rain turned conditions upside down, on the famed smallmouth river.
American Baitworks Pro Lenny DeVos and his partner Jeff Desloges finished Day 1 of the Canadian Championship in 3rd place, sacking 22.51lbs of St Lawrence Smallmouth, trailing Day 1 leaders, American Baitworks Pros Scott Lecky and Steve Bean, who weighed in an unreal 25.66lbs.
Day 2’s major weather shift, would also result in a major change in the standings, as high winds and intermittent heavy rains would hamper the teams targeting shallow water smallmouth and open the window for the deep fish bite, to dominate the final championship day.
DeVos’ Day 1 bite would rely on fishing for deep smallmouth in 25’ to 45’ of water and he continued that pattern on Day 2. DeVos relied on Set The Hook Co.’s drop shot baits; Crush Worms and Drifters in Smokin Joe pattern (https://americanbaitworks.com/products/stumpy-crush-worm) (https://americanbaitworks.com/products/the-drifter), as well as, Carolina Rigging using a Halo Fishing XD III Pro 7’3” Medium Heavy (https://americanbaitworks.com/products/xdiii-pro).
DeVos and Desloges would wind up bringing the final day’s biggest bag to the scales of 23.06lbs and a winning two-day total of 45.57lbs.
“We had an incredible two days on the water and got the critical bites we needed because of the STH Crush Worm and Drifter.” said the 2020 RBT Canadian Champion Lenny DeVos “This is our third championship and I’m proud to say we took the win relying on American Baitworks products.”
Lenny DeVos will be the guest on American Baitworks Live Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 7 pm ET on Facebook.