In the post-spawn to early summer, this is the time for you power fisherman to get excited and start covering lots of water. The bass are on the move away from spawning area and starting toward their summertime hangouts. The biggest fish are...
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Its mid-year and just about every fishery in the United States is in Summer Pattern now. Up North, you might be in late post-spawn and down South you're Summer time bite is getting good. No matter where you're at, early summer fishing can provide some of the best topwater action of the year. The water is warm enough so the fish are active all over the lake; especially at first light. The bass' metabolism is running on high and fish must eat aggressively to stay healthy throughout the summer.
Well I finally made it. My wife and I have been talking and praying about moving to the South for some time now and in 2012 it finally happened.
Gettings settled in Texas has been so easy as the people of the South are the best people in the country. In the South, people still say "sir", "thank you", etc. They even let you change lanes without trying to squeeze you out as you hit your blinker. You West Coast people know what I'm talking about. lol
One of the West’s most accomplished pro’s told me once “get ready for change" if I wanted to pursue bass fishing as a profession someday. Well 2012 is shaping up to be just that (full of “change”) and I’m really excited to see how this year is unfolding.
Fishing in this year’s WON BASS Pro-Am Championship was exciting. The tournament (known as the “Western Classic”) is one of the West’s most high-profile events. WON BASS does a great job hosting and covering the event (from a media perspective) and 2011 was no exception.
This year the format and location was different. Day 1 was on Lake San Antonio and Day 2 was on Lake Naciamento; both lakes are located in Central Coast California.
Well I’m happy to be going back to the Bassmaster Western Divisional for the third year in a row. The California league has really been getting better and better and this year was the best turn out we’ve had in a long time.
As the tournament came near, we realized the weather was going to play a major factor in this event. Cold temps, high wind, and rain was in the forecast. I can’t remember seeing so much wind and rain on a Southern California lake ever before!
This was the first TOC (tournament of champions) that I have fished in California. I haven't tried to qualify for one until this year and it’s pretty easy to do if you fish enough events.
The WON BASS Tri-States is pretty cool. It’s the best team tournament guys from the Southwestern three states (CAL, AZ, NV). 90+ teams (over 180 anglers) came out to try their luck at winning the grand prize…a brand new boat!
Just got back from Lake Mead near Las Vegas for the WON BASS Pro-AM. Fun event. I was leading the event on day one and finished in third place overall and had big fish of the event.
I never fished on Lake Mead before so I gave myself 2.5 days to practice and learn it. All I knew was there was bushes in the water and 10lbs a day was a top5 finish on this lake historically. So here's how it went...
Well at the 2011 Oklahoma Bassmaster Tour Open, I basically got schooled. I decided to fish 55 miles down river which means using the river’s locking systems to get down there. That only left me with out 3.5 hrs to fish each day but I knew I found something special in practice. I had three patterns going…