The tournament always starts before the tournament right? Not for me. I wanted to prefiish the lake (Lake Konowa) the day before. My school basketball team was playing in the state tournament, so I was across the state cheering them on (which they ended up winning). That night I went through the usual routine: rigging, packing, preparing. The tournament started smoothly, got there on time and was rigged and ready with time to spare. After a few short minutes talking with my dad, blast off! My dad and I made a mad dash to the spot we wanted to hit […]
Fish the Conditions, not the “Conditions”
Seven AM, a chill in the air, and the first tournament of the season. I had pre-fished the day before, finding water temps in the mid fifties, which would have been great for a pre-spawn bite if it wasn’t for the cold front coming through. The water temps had most likely dropped over night due to the rainwater flushing into the lake. Adding to the issue was the water being up two feet higher then normal. The weather was expected to be blue bird skies, wind from the south, and colder […]
We all have our “go to” spots where we know for sure we will land some fish but some anglers make the mistake of over fishing that one spot and over time of continued pressure and fishing the fish will eventually move. A very important key into becoming a great angler is having multiple spots to pursue.
When im out scouting new waters there are some very important key items that I look for before venturing out, one being sometimes the most important, grass and or structure, next important is bait and last but not always least is water flow […]
Tournaments are more than Competition:
I recently travelled 1,000 miles south of my home in southeastern Pennsylvania to compete in the first KBS tournament of the year on the St. Johns River in Florida. It was also my first tournament of 2016 and was a welcomed break from the iced over water and snow covered landscape back home. Weather was beautiful all week with highs ranging from low to mid 70s and only one night of rain during my entire stay. The fishing, on the other hand, was not as hot for me! During my 4 days of practice […]