What is your favorite color of Biffle Bug to use on Oklahoma lakes?
I like to use Sooner Run on Oklahoma lakes.
How was practice before the win? Did you know you found a winning area or did it evolve after the tournament started?
I found what I called my good spot one day of practice but smallmouth are notorious for leaving.
What’s a good starting baitcaster?
I would use a Quantum baitcaster that has magnetics on the side you can turn up to keep you from backlashing.
Hi Tommy! Congrats on your win! Did you have to change tactics on the Mississippi to bring home the win?
I didn't have to change tactics. I threw my bug and hardhead, and that was the whole plan from practice.
What do you use to catch those suspended bass in the summer?
They are very hard to catch. I would use a crankbait to catch them.
Tommy, how does that Biffle bug rig work in or around grass?
It works good as long as the grass isn't super thick. The bass just think it's a crawdad trying to get away.
What is one fishery that the elite series hasn't been to in a while that you would like to compete on?
Probably Sam Rayburn. We havent been there in awhile, and I would love to go back!
Do you have any other anglers on the Bassmaster tour that you admire? For their personality or fishing style?
Several of them! I have fished around them for a long time and they're great friends!
Tommy what is your favorite technique and why?
My favorite technique is flippin and pitchin. It's a fast way to catch big bass in heavy cover.
Tommy needs a twitter lol
From Nick Counts: How do you keep the wheels on when the areas u have arent producing vs. fishing a way u may not be comfortable?
Fishing your strengths isn't always the winning way. Sometimes you have to fish to win & others, fish the way you like.
Tommy, did you do anything fun with your winnings from the Mississippi River Rumble?
I'm planning on putting new windows in the house, kind of fix things up a bit!
Biffle, congrats on a huge win from all your family @GeneLarewLures
How will having a Classic spot locked up change how you attack the last two elite events?
I'll definitely be able to fish to win and swing for the fences.
Thanks for the Twitter chat. Best of luck on the last two events up north.
Would you rather flip wood or grass? Why grass or why wood?
I would rather flip wood, definitely. Grass is hard to find them in and with wood you know exactly where they are.
Are you still using the old BMF hooks for pitching or have you ran out yet? What hook you using if not?
I'm using a Paycheck baits Punch hook.
TB, do you use Shooter or Sniper for bottom dragging? What pound test do you use?
I use Shooter in 20-pound line.