This past weekend I fished a couple small club tournaments on Big&Little Green Saturday, and then Sunday fished Chisago and Lindstrom Chain. There were only a couple patterns that really produced consistently.
Shallow rocks in about 6-8 ft of water fished with soft plastics and jigs
Inside turns on weed edges in 10-12 feet of water with mostly black/blue jigs and some soft plastics.
Lastly fishing holes and pockets in shallow weeds where bass were anxiously waiting for many offerings including jigs and soft plastics. Some of these fish were spawning, some guarding fry, others preying off of spawning bluegill beds. Some of these fish are starting to gravitate docks as well.
It’s quite clear; fish are transitioning to traditional summer areas as we speak.
See more details at the Bassin’ Blog
This past Sunday seemed to be a tough outing for most of the 160 anglers in the Bassmaster Weekend Series tournament on the
I went in with expectations of putting together a solid limit and getting some good points for year to date standing based on my less then stellar practice. In the back of my mind, I thought if I fished hard and did not lose any fish, I could possibly cash a check.
All in all, things went well, did not lose any good fish and got one big bite. At the end of the day, I had a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth that weighed 12.03lbs and was good enough for 12th place and a decent check. See full standings here.
My key baits were a 3/8oz Tru-Tungsten Jig in a brown/purple color with a Green Pumpkin Rage Chunk trailer, plus I got two good bites, one on a Crazy Legs Chigger Craw and the big fish came on a Chatterbait.
Tru-Tungsten Jig was my work horse&chatterbait score my kicker fish!
If you want to learn more about fishing the Weekend Series tournaments as a boater or non-boater, check out www.ABAProAm.com. I will be fishing the rest of these events and looking forward to it!
See more details on my catches at Rich’s Bassin’ Blog.
Just as my fishing season is ramping up, it seems like the oil and gas companies are one step ahead of me. Gas on average is the
Last summer when I was fishing a lot and traveling to tournaments, I was paying almost $4 a gallon, but as fall approached and I was ready to winterize my boat gas prices plummeted to less then $2 a gallon.
It just seems like big oil knows when I need to use more fuel and makes me pay a premium for it. They waited just long enough to raise prices until I already forked out all my entry fees, so I am dedicated to make those trips and buy that fuel for the rest of the season.
I am not sure I feel better or not now, but I am sure most of you are feeling the same pain!
Until next time,