What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you during a tournament?
I got thrown out of the boat one time because the motor feel off while I was running!
Any tips on fishing EXTREMELY clear water with plenty of shoreline & deep cover?
Downsize your baits - It's better to fish a little bit smaller baits in that real clear water.
From Jon Binkley: How do you approach and position boat on points with light current?
I always come from the downstream point so I can cast upstream.
Tommy what is the largest bass you have ever caught "bottom buggin"? @GeneLarewLures
I've caught a bass that was a little over 8 pounds while bottom buggin'.
Hi Tommy, what modifications, colors, rattles, scents, etc would u make to the biffle bug to produce more bites at night?
I think I would do both at night - add a rattle, fish a dark color like black neon and add scents.
Tommy.. Any lucky foods that you carry with you each tournament?
Nah - no lucky foods for me!
If you had to fish a tournament with one rod/reel and one bait/lure, what would you take?
It would have to be Biffle Bug and Hard Head on a 7-0 heavy rod and 20-pound Shooter Sunline.
What weight hard head do you use on the Bug?
My favorite is probably the 7/16, but we have them from 1 ounce to 3/16.
Tommy, I just want to say thanks. And it is dream of mine to fish a big tournament. I love watching you fish. Thanks, James
Best all around lure for smallmouth in river (live in Quebec, Canada). Thanks.
My Biffle Bug and hardhead because everywhere I've been where there are smallmouth, I've killed them!
How fast do you move through an area when flipping or do you take your time and pick apart the cover?
Usually I pick it apart if I think I can catch the fish in that area.
Last question, how fast will your boat top out at? And congrats on your win!
The boat I'm using right now runs about 72 or 73 mph.
This is Austin from La Crosse, and I was wondering how's that singing going, better practice up.
Yeah, I don't believe there will be any singing on my part. I don't want to make anyone listen to that.
Do you use a trailer while froggin and what colors are best for climates?
No, I don't use a trailer hook. Dark colors for dark days, bright for sunny days
Thank you so much for joining us today, Tommy, and good luck the rest of the season!
Hopefully, I'm on here again over the next two tournaments, so I can answer questions about how the bug caught smallmouth!
We will wait for the update :)
Thanks for your questions, fans! A transcript will be available later today.