Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wheeler Lake Practice

Practice has been very interesting. It seems that you can get a bite on several different baits, but catching a bass over 2.5 lbs is quite a bit more difficult. This is definitely going to be a tournament, that whether or not you get a check will be decided by which anglers can catch one or two kicker fish per day. Obviously, when you fish at this level, somebody is always going to catch them and catch them well. Having only caught two fish over 3 lbs, I am going to have to get better dialed in to that bite. Well, the proof is in the pudding so to say, so we'll see what happens after the first day.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FLW Series Lake Wheeler

I've been gettin' stuff ready for the FLW Series at Lake Wheeler in Decatur Alabama. This tournament should be a good one, the Tennessee river impoundments seem to be at their best in late March / early April. I really believe the fish should be up and very suceptable to flipping bite, but it's all going to depend on the lake level. Regardless, I'm going to be armed with my Gloomis Flipping sticks, Maxima 20lb flourocarbon and my Lunker Lure Ultimate Rattling Jigs. Let's hope they went shallow, Lord willing they have!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kentucky Lake BFL March 15th

Wow, the guy's at Kentucky Lake just keep catching them. This lake undoubtedly is one of the best lake's in the country when it comes to pre-spawn bass fishing. I recently competed in the first Walmart BFL tournament of the season at Kentucky Lake and was fortunate enough to finish in 7th place, with a total weight of 18lbs and 13oz. Tommy Williams won the event with 23lbs and 10 oz. Despite the good weight, I had a pretty tough time getting bit until late in the afternoon. I was able to boat 6 of the nine keepers I caught in the last hour and a half. I caught the majority of my fish on a rattle trap, which I fished on 12lb Maxima monofilament line, Gloomis Crankbait Rod Model # CBR844 and a Shimano Chronarch reel 6.2:1 retreive ratio. The fish are really setting up to move shallow, the water just needs to warm up about 6-8 degrees and these fish will be going gangbusters in the shallows. It seems that a lot of the better fish are still set-up on main lake areas and secondary points, with a little hunting, it doesn't take long to find them. Well, that's all for now, good luck and good fishin'...