Francis Case Reservoir
6/4/08 – 6/6/08 — Lake Francis Case
North Point Recreation Area, Lake Andes, SD
As Baird fished as many as 20 spots on days one and two, he likely felt a little apprehensive when he realized this morning he couldn’t get to his preferred spot.
“I wasn’t able to go to my spot today,” he said. “I went to one point right outside the off-limits buoy. I had 20 different spots on the first and second days, but today I fished that one spot and got lucky.”
Baird’s presentation today included 8-pound line and a 3/16-ounce shaky-head lure, which brought in his day-three catch of 5 pounds, 15 ounces. That brought his three-day total to 22 pounds.
“I decided it was too dangerous to go upriver, so I didn’t have to burn any gas today,” he said.
Playing it safe handed Baird his fourth trip to the nationals. By day, he is a parks and recreation director in Nebraska.
Finishing second on the Kansas team and advancing to the nationals as a co-angler is Jody Pfannenstiel of Salina, Kan. His three-day catch totaled 17 pounds, 13 ounces.
4.9 pounds of the biggest small mouth caught in 3 days, by Chris Scherbring of Kansas TBF
Jody Pfannenstiel will be the Co-Angler attending the National Championship along with Jason Baird