2012 Bassmaster Classic Red River - Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Feb 24 - 26, 2012

Poche is stumped

9:12 am CST, Feb 22, 2012 | By Tommy Sanders

Keith Poche has locked through to Pool 4 and now we've entered a good sized cut-off lake. 

 

Poche says the water temp is almost 8 degrees warmer than in earlier practice days . It's also cleared considerably. 

 

He is concentrating on stumps in a fairly shallow flat.  He throws at one stump for 12 minutes. 

 

I think he definitely has established a hierarchy of stumps in this lake and this one is a favorite.  It's submerged and he says the fish are on it, maybe even want to spawn there . 

 

He tells me it can take many many casts at one target to get a bite.  Judging time and weighing probabilities is the age-old tournament challenge.  At the Classic it just seems a whole lot more crucial.

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