Big linesides perking up with WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby closing in

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FORMER WON STRIPER DERBY CHAMP Kenny Baldwin with a 20- pound, 8-ounce lineside from Easter weekend on Lake Havasu.
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BY MIKE STEVENS

LAKE HAVASU CITY – Less than a month away from the annual WON Striper Derby at Lake Havasu (May 6-7), a former winner and a regular top-10 finisher in that event spent Easter weekend on the lake tuning up by pulling on big numbers of stripers, including some double-digit models.

Kenny Baldwin linked up with Striper Derby partner, Dan Dee, on Havasu, and both anglers were able to ring the double-digit bell. The former Striper Derby champ, Baldwin, won the weekend with a 20-pound, 8-ounce lineside and a 10-12 for good measure. Dee clocked in with a striper that tipped the scale at 13 pounds, 14 ounces.

LAKE HAVASU gave up this 13-pound, 4-ounce striped bass for Don Dee who was trolling a Producer Fly.

Both anglers were flycoring (trolling with leadcore line) Producer Flies which is a tactic this duo tends to lean on at Striper Derby. At last year’s event, they were back and having breakfast with their limit of stripers before the weigh-in tent was even put up. They will be among the favorites out there this year.

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BALDWIN’S BIGGIE was also his personal best from Lake Havasu.
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