How Largies nearly won the day on St. Lawrence

Photo by James Overstreet

Photo by James Overstreet

Card, however, took an opposite approach, fishing for smallies in the morning and then going to Goose Bay in the afternoons.

“That frog bite in the mats did not really get cranking until about 12:30 in the afternoon,” Card said. “So I spent the mornings smallmouth fishing.”

But as the tournament wore on, the shallow largemouth patterns definitely became the stronger suit for both anglers and by Day 4 they spent a majority of their time in green fish territory.

“The largemouths were getting it done so I just committed to the area on Day 4 and it was my best day of the week,” Hackney said. “I kind of wish I had done that every day.”

Card, too, regretted spending too much time chasing smallmouth.

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