I packed up the truck last weekend and put in five days of sunrise to sunset practice on Lake Dardanelle. The lake has an abundance of lily pads, willow grass, milfoil, cat tails and other aquatic vegetation. This should be a great tournament where everyone can pick their poison and grind it out. I had some very slow days and others much better. Here is one of the better fish I managed to get in for a photo oppurtunity. You can also follow me on www.facebook.com/markpiercefishing.
Update/Photo by Mark Pierce.
Mike Landy, Califoria B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Director, has announced that the State Team Qualifying event scheduled at Pyramid Lake on October 12, 2013 has been cancelled because previously approved and paid for permits have been revoked due to the Federal shutdown.
At this time no further information is available but the event may be rescheduled pending a decision by the California B.A.S.S. Nation board of directors.
Entry fees already submitted for the tournament will be refunded.
Fish number 3 for Noah Winslow. Photo by Terry Baksay.
After a 25 minute delay due to fog, Nation anglers have begun Day Three on Sebago Lake.
Chris Molineaux and Chris Killoren have three in the boat, but "nothing good."
Phil Curtis of Ontario and Eloy Fernandez of Spain have three in the boat. Curtis' fish is 3 1/2 pounds. Both of Fernandez's are 2-pounders.
Smelt are all over the area they're fishing, but the bite is tough. Curtis and Fernandez have both lost fish. And Curtis just now caught a 3- pound lake trout. Too bad it doesn't count.
Sarah Servant sent us this great shots of the Day Two launch on Sebago this morning.
It's a very nice Day Two at Sebago Lake with plenty of clear water to fish. Photo By Jimmy Lowe.
Mike and Fred are getting the fish release boat ready to go. Photo by Jim Lowe.