Last week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I pre-fished another lake that I had never been on. This time the Holcombe Flowage was the destination. Cut off for pre-fishing was Sunday the 17th, and I had a tournament the 16th so I needed to fish mid week.

All I can say is what a fishery!! I put the boat in the water at 7am, and by 8:30 my biggest 5 bass were over 21 lbs. Three were smallies and two were largemouth. The picture posted is a sampling of the football shaped bass in that lake - not too often you see a 19.5" bass weigh 5 lbs 4 ounces.

I found 2 prevalent patterns that carried me threw 30+ waypoints in 3 days. When pre-fishing was all said and done, my biggest 5 fish on Tuesday were 22+ lbs, Wednesday 24 lbs and Thursday over 20lbs with one fish on each of my first 5 spots (20 minutes) before I tried to find something, anything else.

My major discovery on Thursday was obvious post-spawn tail on several fish - this made me lean toward smallies for tournament day coming up on the 23rd. The crazy thing about Thursday, is 4 out of the 7 keepers I boated, simply wouldn't let go of the bait (a Super K Jig), even tough the hook was cut off below the barb!

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Pre-fishing days 2 and 3.

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Tournament # 2 - Post Spawn Blues!