Johnstons finish 9th and 10th.
By by Sean Ostruszka3FLW PRESS RELEASE
|Last minute 9 pounder seals the deal for Tim.|
“I was so stressed,” says Frederick. “I didn’t know if I should leave or stay. I figured it was all I had, so I ended up staying. I’m sure glad I day, because then I stuck that 9-pounder with 10 minutes to go, and that was the difference. The biggest key for me all week was patience, and it paid off today.”
Whether the Ocho caught a fish or not – his last big one came on the Ocho – he’d follow up with a custom vibrating jig, reeling it slow enough to be in contact with the bottom. When he felt it hit the bed, he’d rip it up and let it flutter to try and get a reaction bite. Another key is he threw both on 15-pound fluorocarbon to try and coax a few more bites.
1. Tim Frederick – Leesburg, Fla. – 85-4 (20) – $100,200