2013 Elite Series Diet Mountain Dew Mississippi River Rumble presented by Power-Pole
Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 20 - 23, 2013

Biffle on the Bug, his win and an altered photo

Wes May ‏@Wes_May

What is your favorite color of Biffle Bug to use on Oklahoma lakes?

Biffle

I like to use Sooner Run on Oklahoma lakes.

Wes May ‏@Wes_May

Thanks TB!

 

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot

How was practice before the win? Did you know you found a winning area or did it evolve after the tournament started?

Biffle

I found what I called my good spot one day of practice but smallmouth are notorious for leaving.

 

Brandon Ryan ‏@Brandon_Ryan17

What’s a good starting baitcaster?

Biffle

I would use a Quantum baitcaster that has magnetics on the side you can turn up to keep you from backlashing.

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Hi Tommy! Congrats on your win! Did you have to change tactics on the Mississippi to bring home the win?

Biffle

I didn't have to change tactics. I threw my bug and hardhead, and that was the whole plan from practice.

 

Alex Campbell ‏@Mr_Mando19

What do you use to catch those suspended bass in the summer?

Biffle

They are very hard to catch. I would use a crankbait to catch them.

 

Ray Stickel ‏@Bassmanrls

Tommy, how does that Biffle bug rig work in or around grass?

Biffle

It works good as long as the grass isn't super thick. The bass just think it's a crawdad trying to get away.

 

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot

What is one fishery that the elite series hasn't been to in a while that you would like to compete on?

Biffle

Probably Sam Rayburn. We havent been there in awhile, and I would love to go back!

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Do you have any other anglers on the Bassmaster tour that you admire? For their personality or fishing style?

Biffle

Several of them! I have fished around them for a long time and they're great friends!

 

Taylor Burtram ‏@tburtram

Tommy what is your favorite technique and why?

Biffle

My favorite technique is flippin and pitchin. It's a fast way to catch big bass in heavy cover.

Taylor Burtram ‏@tburtram

Tommy needs a twitter lol

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

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?

Biffle

Fishing your strengths isn't always the winning way. Sometimes you have to fish to win & others, fish the way you like.

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Tommy, did you do anything fun with your winnings from the Mississippi River Rumble?

Biffle

I'm planning on putting new windows in the house, kind of fix things up a bit!

 

Gene Larew Lures ‏@GeneLarewLures

Biffle, congrats on a huge win from all your family @GeneLarewLures

Biffle

Thank you!

 

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot

How will having a Classic spot locked up change how you attack the last two elite events?

Biffle

I'll definitely be able to fish to win and swing for the fences.

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot

Thanks for the Twitter chat. Best of luck on the last two events up north.

 

Taylor Burtram ‏@tburtram

Would you rather flip wood or grass? Why grass or why wood?

Biffle

I would rather flip wood, definitely. Grass is hard to find them in and with wood you know exactly where they are.

 

Mike Bush ‏@sloughNsmooth

Are you still using the old BMF hooks for pitching or have you ran out yet? What hook you using if not?

Biffle

I'm using a Paycheck baits Punch hook.

 

Mike Bush ‏@sloughNsmooth

TB, do you use Shooter or Sniper for bottom dragging? What pound test do you use?

Biffle

I use Shooter in 20-pound line.

 

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