2012 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #3 Smith Lake - Jasper, AL, Oct 4 - 6, 2012

Better the second time around?

The abundant floating docks at Smith Lake could produce the winning bass, as they did for Andy Montgomery in 2010.Mark HicksThe abundant floating docks at Smith Lake could produce the winning bass, as they did for Andy Montgomery in 2010.
For this tournament only, the minimum size limit has been dropped to 12 inches. That ensures that many limits of bass will be brought to the scales. However, many of those limits will be light. Spotted bass will predominate, but the eventual winner will likely have a mixed bag of spots and largemouths.

There is some schooling bass action happening but it is hit-or-miss. The water clarity is 7 feet or more, so topwater baits and finesse tactics will come into play. Some anglers will key on docks, which is what Montgomery did in 2010. But that was May, and this is October.

It’ll be fun to see how this plays out. I hope to be one of the players on Saturday.

I’ve drawn out with Georgia’s Marty Brown. He says he’s catching a few, but isn’t hammering them. All we can do is fish hard and try not to screw up whatever opportunities come our way.

And have a ball doing it.

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