Shawn York got off to a strong start by leading day one of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Seminole, but when changing conditions threatened his productivity, the Florida co-angler maintained his composure and made the adjustments necessary to close the deal with a two-day total of 28 pounds, 11 ounces. Weighing 16-1 on day one and 12-10 on day two, York took home a new Ranger boat and $2,100 for his efforts.
“We had high pressure after the cold front, the temperatures got down last night, the water temperature dropped,” York says. “I kind of did what I did yesterday, I just had to go a little slower.”
On day one, York slowly dragged a 6-inch watermelon Yamamoto Senko unweighted and Texas rigged. That bait produced a keeper today, but York salvaged a lethargic day by switching to smokin’ shad colored Strike King Magnum Caffeine Shad.
"We fished deeper water from 5-8 feet, so I let the bait sink to the bottom, I gave it some aggressive jerks and killed it,” he says. “I’d let it drop until my line quit moving, then I’d give it three or four aggressive jerks. I couldn’t get my fifth fish, but I’m happy with what I got.”