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WON BASS Tri-States Championship

Posted by admin on November 11, 2011

ttc_nacimorningfog.jpgThis 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!

I was fishing alone in this team event…I think I was the only guy fishing alone which ended up hurting me bad by the end of the tournament.

I bombed bad in this one…and without knowing anything at all about the lake and having no local help, I was completely blind going in.  I understand now that I had the wrong strategy going into the event.

On day 1, I wanted to fish for numbers and cycle through enough fish to start off with a decent limit then gamble for bigger bites on day 2 hopefully being able to dial in more of a solid pattern.  Well I caught a bunch on day 1 but I had one of the smallest limits of the day…lol.  I had 3 topwater fish in the AM and tons of plastics fish after that but all super small fish.

Day 2, I had a limit in 30 mins and culled 4 times in the first hour…but they were all baby keepers.  My day 2 bag wasn’t much better than day 1 and I was so far down in the final standings I stopped looking…lol

Oh well.  I did have fun.  Some great fisherman there told me afterwards that I was one of only a few anglers to have caught a limit by myself (no partner help) two days in a row.   The fishing was tough overall.  Not sure if that’s really true however but I guess I’ll take it and move on to the next one.

As KVD would say…”It’s all about attitude.”

Gear Used:

Day 1: 
-Lucky Craft Gunfish 95 – 15lb Izorline – Powell 723 and Abu Garcia Revo STX 6.4:1 reel
-Green 3.5” tube – 3/16 to 1/4 ounce Do It Molds tubeheads – 8lb Berkley 100% Fluoro and 703 Powell Spinning Rod
-6” Berkley Hand Pour drop shot worm – Red Crawler color – 6lb Berkley 100% Fluoro and 703 Powell Spinning Rod

Day 2:
-Green 3.5” tube – 3/16 to 1/4 ounce Do It Molds tubeheads – 8lb Berkley 100% Fluoro and 703 Powell Spinning Rod
-6” Berkley Hand Pour drop shot worm – Red Crawler color – 6lb Berkley 100% Fluoro and 703 Powell Spinning Rod