1. What is the thing you like most about Muskegon Lake?
Ike: Diversity, and it has tons of industrial stuff – like iron pilings – city fishing kinda stuff like I love and grew up on. Plus, docks, vegetation, humps, largemouth, smallmouth. It’s got it all, man.
KVD: It’s a really diverse little fishery.
Swindle: I like the fact that this lake is small enough for me to actually see my competition. I feel like a free safety in football keeping my eye on the offense.
2. What’s the one song you can’t get out of your head?
Ike: Music from the Octonauts cartoons my kids watch.
KVD: Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” because they played it live for Mariano Rivera in a retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium this week. That was cool and classy, and it’s always been one of my favorite songs.
Swindle: Sonny Bama’s “The Bottom” – it’s about life in southern Alabama.
3. The biggest concern you have about the fishing in Muskegon Lake?
Ike: Trying to catch one over 3 pounds. It’s loaded with 2-pounders but to do well you’re going to have to get the bigger, quality bites.
KVD: Making sure I execute. Catching what bites. Fishing mistake free.
Swindle: Not jerking too fast when I get a bite.
4. Two lures you won’t leave the dock without on Friday morning?
Ike: Shaky Head and a vibrating jig from Molix Lures we call “The Lover.”
KVD: KVD politely declined to answer, with a wink and a grin.
Swindle: I’m going old skool with a jig and a War Eagle spinnerbait.
5. The best meal you’ve eaten in Muskegon?
Ike: A lobster sandwich at Lake House Waterfront Grille. It was awesome! It was on a toasted bun, and came with a side of sweet potato fries.
KVD: The beef tips and mashed potatoes at the Shoreline Inn.
Swindle: Shrimp stuffed with crabmeat on a bed of mashed potatoes.