Spawners, shad spawn and swim jig key to win!
by Justin Onslow
FLW PRESS RELEASE
|Shallow water spawners key to Cox win!|
John Cox considers Lake Chickamauga his favorite lake in the country. On Sunday, it cemented itself as the lake that gave Cox his favorite and most memorable win.
“I’m not going to lie, when I caught those two fish real quick in the last 10 minutes, I got all worked up,” he admits. “I’m running back and tears are coming out. I felt something. It felt better than any other tournament any time I’ve won before. It was overwhelming. I’m getting chills thinking about it. I’ve never felt like that before.”Apart from Chick being his favorite lake in the country, the win also moves Cox into the lead for Angler of the Year, just one point ahead of FLW’s all-time leading money winner, David Dudley (fifth place this week). That means more than anything to Cox, who’s highest finishes in Tour AOY have been sixth (2018) and second (2015). He’s chasing his first title.
At that point, Cox turned to a white 1/2-ounce Dirty Jigs swim jig with a white Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Meaty Chunk trailer. He used that bait to run shallow water, blind-casting his way to a near-20-pound bag on day three.
1. John Cox – DeBary, Fla. – 83-9 (20) – $102,700