Friday, February 20, 2009

PAA we're fishing!

The Professional Angler's Association ( is an organization ran by angler's for the betterment of competitive bass fishing. They currently have a nationwide tournament trail called the PAA Tour. I compete in this tournament series and recently finished the first event of the year in Kissimee, Florida on Lake Toho. All anglers fish two days and the top 50 return to compete a final third day. All anglers making the top fifty cut will get a check. I made the cut in 43rd place and finished the event in 39th place. I caught my fish the first day using an Excalibur Xr50 and a Dunn's big bite Trick Stick (junebug color), the second two days required slowing down, so I flipped heavy matted vegetation with a one and three quarter ounce (1.75) Penetrater Weight with65lb Spider Ultra Braid on a 7' 5" Gloomis Flipping Stick (Model # BCFR 894). My bait of choice was a 3" Dunn's Honey Bug in Black and Blue and Black Neon Colors.
On one final note, I travel with Jasper Engines and Transmissions Pro Chad Morenthaler, I like to thank his wife for some wonderful meals, and the free entertainment provided by their two cats, especially the black one. He is "special" to put it politely!!
It was a good start to the season, Lord willing I'll continue to be successful.

Here are a few pictures taken on the last day of prctice. The next event is at Neely Henry Lake in Alabama, in Mid-April.

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