Overall, I'm really excited. I think BASS did a good job of putting us on premier bass fisheries at the right times. And this schedule should help me fish to my strengths. How could I not be excited about something like that?
Classic XXXIX Feb. 20-22, 2009 winner Skeet Reese
Some guys look like they have it all, especially when it comes to bass fishing. Men like Rick Clunn, Mark Davis, Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese and Aaron Martens seem to have a natural ability to find bass. It's like you could drop them in the middle of the lake blindfolded and they'd come back with five keepers.
Now that you know bass will hit reaction baits in cold water, it's time for us to talk about how to present those baits.
One of the first lessons I ever learned about bass fishing is that bass can and will change temperaments very quickly and unexpectedly.
One lure, the plastic French fry, often gets overlooked when we talk about finesse fishing, but believe me, this bait has some amazing potential when you rig it a certain way and start casting it with a spinning rod and light fluorocarbon line.
OK, here goes: One of the greatest winter fallacies among bass anglers is that bass don't bite very well in cold water and that the only way to catch them is with drop shot rigs, hair jigs and Flea Flickers worked painfully slow along the bottom.
Once again I proved that practice time doesn't correlate positively with tournament success. In fact, it might be just the opposite, at least in my case.
It's been crazy around the Iaconelli household the last few weeks. After practicing on Lay Lake, and in between enjoying the holidays with Becky, I've been busy with The Bass University and my TV show,City Limits.
In my last blog we talked about how I prepare for an event like the Bassmaster Classic using my eyes and my electronics. This week we'll take a look at how I map the details of what I found using lures.