Andy Young wins Lake Amistad victory
Andy Young spent the week before the competition becoming acclimated to the layout of Amistad, a desert impoundment on the Rio Grande River.
It’s nothing like his home water of Lake Minnetonka, right? The geographical division only runs skin deep. “Believe it or not this lake fishes very much like Minnetonka,” he observed. “Both of them have deep rocks and we fish a lot of finesse baits when the fishing gets tough.” It got really tough on Amistad.
Young won the tournament with 39 pounds, a weight that could be doubled under normal Amistad conditions. Young put his finesse tactics to good use.
He fished a Biovex Kolt Fish Tail dropshot rig in a strike zone between 20- and 30-feet of water. Alternatively, he fished a Hog Farmer Bait Co. umbrella rig with Outkast Tackle Money Jigs.
“I connected the dots during practice when I found those fish on the rocks in deep water,” he added.
Just like home