MAXON AND HOLWERDA HANDLE HAVASU AT THE ANDERSON TOYOTA OPEN HOSTED BY WWBT

MAXON AND HOLWERDA HANDLE HAVASU AT THE ANDERSON TOYOTA OPEN HOSTED BY WWBT

Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – With a strong finish of 24.60 at the final day’s weigh-in, Arizona team partners Dylan Maxon of Phoenix and Zack Holwerda of Maricopa took the trophy at the 2019 Anderson Toyota Open, hosted by the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) on Lake Havasu.

Maxon and Holwerda’s three-day limits totaled 15 fish for 63.74, giving them a 6-pound gap over the runner-up team and granting winnings of the $10,000 first-place prize.

“The fishing was great, and we caught a lot of ‘em,” said Holwerda after the win. “We were probably catching eight to 10 a day. Mostly in the middle of the day and the afternoon. We struggled in the mornings on Day Two and Three.”

BED FISH BITE TO WIN

The majority of the team’s fish came from beds, with only one weigh-fish falling to a crankbait.

“We had started with that crankbait pattern, but that ended up not working out,” said Holwerda. “The first day we caught that one cranking fish in the afternoon and then the second day, we continued to crank, because all of our bed fish were gone. But after about two hours, we just just put our heads down and went looking for beds again. We figured we found 14 beds in practice; so, if we found those, we figured could find some more.”

Their bed-fish search was successful. They mentioned locating their most productive areas just south of Site Six.

“The water was crystal-clear, and all of the beds were all shallow – super shallow,” added Holwerda. “We stumbled into a cove that had a few big ones in it and we got lucky and got ‘em.”

The team credited a prototype creature bait for the bed-fish.

“It is made by Pro Swimbait,” revealed Holwerda. “It doesn’t even have a name yet.”

Holwerda also reported that the chartreuse-colored, unnamed bait was rigged on a dropshot setup.

The Arizona team has fished together for the last decade and claims this as their biggest single win.

They plan to use their winnings on more entry fees. They expressed their appreciation for the WWBT and Anderson Toyota.

REST OF THE BEST

2nd 57.75 Au/Elias

3rd 55.34 Stewner/Calson

4th 54.29 Faber/Caldwell

5th 53.79 Bailey/Williams

6th 52.07 Akins/Southern

7th 51.83 Lenard/Cline

8th 51.64 Lopez/Robinson

9th 51.63 Mueller/Lillard

10th 50.99 Kerr/Stanton

11th 50.60 Day/Herber

12th 50.51 Allen/Minor

13th 50.05 Williams/Williams

14th 49.35 Schieiden/Valdivia

15th 49.26 Beldon/Berry

The next WWBT Pro/Am will blast off on New Melones on March 29 – 31, 2019

The WWBT debuted in 2016. The trail includes a Pro/Am circuit and two Teams circuits – one based in California and the other in Arizona.

A special thanks to all the WWBT sponsors – Ben Green Insurance, Dobyns Rods, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, General Tire, Genesis Graphics, Lowrance Electronics, Lucas Oil, P-Line, Power-Pole, Protect the Harvest, Ranger Boats, Super Clean, Top This Premier Accessory Outfitters, Vets 4 Hunting and Fishing.

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