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

chris ‏@ditchell

What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you during a tournament?

Biffle

I got thrown out of the boat one time because the motor feel off while I was running!

 

Evan Lane ‏@ERLane91

Any tips on fishing EXTREMELY clear water with plenty of shoreline & deep cover?

Biffle

Downsize your baits - It's better to fish a little bit smaller baits in that real clear water.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

From Jon Binkley: How do you approach and position boat on points with light current?

Biffle

I always come from the downstream point so I can cast upstream.

 

Andrew Upshaw ‏@AUpshawFishing

Tommy what is the largest bass you have ever caught "bottom buggin"?  @GeneLarewLures

Biffle

I've caught a bass that was a little over 8 pounds while bottom buggin'.

 

Stacy Weaver ‏@_stacyweaver

Hi Tommy, what modifications, colors, rattles, scents, etc would u make to the biffle bug to produce more bites at night?

Biffle

I think I would do both at night - add a rattle, fish a dark color like black neon and add scents.

 

Matthew Guertin ‏@mtg1983

Tommy.. Any lucky foods that you carry with you each tournament?

Biffle

Nah - no lucky foods for me!

 

Chris Johnston ‏@chris_j0hnston

If you had to fish a tournament with one rod/reel and one bait/lure, what would you take?

Biffle

It would have to be Biffle Bug and Hard Head on a 7-0 heavy rod and 20-pound Shooter Sunline.

 

James Cline ‏@ClineJcline

What weight hard head do you use on the Bug?

Biffle

My favorite is probably the 7/16, but we have them from 1 ounce to 3/16.

James Cline ‏@ClineJcline

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

 

christian gervais ‏@ChristianGervai

Best all around lure for smallmouth in river (live in Quebec, Canada). Thanks.

Biffle

My Biffle Bug and hardhead because everywhere I've been where there are smallmouth, I've killed them!

christian gervais ‏@ChristianGervai

Thanks.

 

@JD_TN

How fast do you move through an area when flipping or do you take your time and pick apart the cover?

Biffle

Usually I pick it apart if I think I can catch the fish in that area.

 

Taylor Burtram ‏@tburtram

Last question, how fast will your boat top out at? And congrats on your win!

Biffle

The boat I'm using right now runs about 72 or 73 mph.

 

@doublenugget65

This is Austin from La Crosse, and I was wondering how's that singing going, better practice up.

Biffle

Yeah, I don't believe there will be any singing on my part. I don't want to make anyone listen to that.

 

Jacob Herwald ‏@WISsportsJake

Do you use a trailer while froggin and what colors are best for climates?

Biffle

No, I don't use a trailer hook. Dark colors for dark days, bright for sunny days

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thank you so much for joining us today, Tommy, and good luck the rest of the season!

 

Biffle

Hopefully, I'm on here again over the next two tournaments, so I can answer questions about how the bug caught smallmouth!

christian gervais ‏@ChristianGervai

We will wait for the update :)

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thanks for your questions, fans! A transcript will be available later today.

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