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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bass fishing with 50 fish days

Mike Folkestad and Craig Nelson (WON Bass photo by Jody Only)
Bass fishing using a 3/8 oz brown rubber jig with a Yamamoto double tail trailer, using 12 lb test Seaguar fluorocarbon line on a 7 foot medium heavy Steez rod and reel.  I got onto this bite in 25-45 foot of water on steep banks with a slow crawl and swimming the jig.  The key was SLOOOOW!!!

It was off-the-wall fishing at Lake Shasta in Northern California, catching 30 to 50 fish a day during practice and the tournament.  I had to go through numbers to come up with 10 1/2 lbs on day one and 9 1/2 lbs on day two.  Just never got a big bite.  The largest fish was a 2 1/2 pounder.

In practice when I stumbled onto the pattern, I caught several fish 3 to 4 lbs.  But you know how tournament fishing the tournament I never got a big bite.

Ryan Brewer and Mike Folkestad (WON Bass photo by Jody Only)
At the awards, I was given a check for 13th place and they presented me with a very nice engraved Reactor watch for winning overall Angler of the Year.

Anyway, what a great time and Billy Egan, Bill Cook and staff put on an awesome tournament with WON Bass, including the great payouts for pros and cos, things couldn't have been better.  I'm sooo HAPPY!  See you at the next one.

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