You know, I hadn't even thought about how the bass tournament might have affected the pike fishing. I checked out the stats on the tourney, and there were 16 boats that started at 8:00 am, 4 to 4.5 hours ahead of our start time. The bass are moving into areas where the pike already are (or should be
) and I know that we saw at least half a dozen boats coming from areas that we were heading to, including that first slough.
As for barometric pressure, we had rain on Saturday night after three very sunny days, followed by another beautiful day on Sunday. I'd like to think that the weather had little to do with the pike activity.
There's always next time, fellas.......