2013 Elite Series Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship
Muskegon Lake and White Lake - Muskegon, MI, Sep 27 - 29, 2013

Why Hank Cherry feels like every day is Christmas

Bass Fishing Ops@BassFishingOps

What is the technique for the Bayou boogie?

Hank Cherry

I use a slow steady retrieve or you can yo-yo it back. 

 

Tyler Reed@twreed

How do you feel now about your classic performance: jazzed that you finished 3rd or frustrated that you lost that big fish?

Hank Cherry

Both. I wouldn't say frustrated, more ticked off. I was happy on one side and ticked off on the other. 

 

JT@jtflynlow

I love jerkbaiting! Tip you do for keeping them button up better? 

Hank Cherry

First thing, get KVD's triple grip hooks, put them on there and you won't lose a thing. 

 

spencer barnett@bassfishinsb

What did you do hank before fishing professionally?

Hank Cherry

I worked as an alcohol broker in North Carolina. 

 

Destin DeMarion@Destinedtofish

Hey Hank, what was your set up for fishing those suspended smallies at White Lake? 

Hank Cherry

MGX 7:1, 15-lb fluorocarbon, 7-3 Temple Fork Outfitters rod medium-heavy, 4 1/2 inch Damiki Anchovy 

 

JT@jtflynlow

fave 110 color? 

Hank Cherry

Ghost Table Rock 

 

Spotmonkey@sptmnky

If you had your own farm pond, what types of fish would you have in it?  Also, do you need a social media manager? =)

Hank Cherry

I've got a social media person! If I had a farm pond, it'd be full of big carp. I love carp fishing. 

Spotmonkey@sptmnky

What's your twitter handle?! 

Hank Cherry

I don't have a Twitter. I haven't gotten to the Twitter part yet. I'm hoping my wife will get me set up. 

 

Wes May@Wes_May

Hank, is the circuit board with electronic baitfish sounds in the Livingston Lure a big advantage for you?  

Hank Cherry

I think anything that you can put extra on a bait gives an advantage. I think it gives you an extra mode of attack.

 

Josh Warfel@j_warfel

What kind of rubber would you recommend when fishing a pumpkin/green football jig?

Hank Cherry

I don't know. I'm not a football jig fan, but I try to stay w/ the flat rubber. I don't like the big, round stuff.

 

hunter goad@Hunter_Goad

what steps did you take, what tourneys did u start out fishing and what is your favorite lake?

Hank Cherry

I fished the weekend tournaments & progressed forward as I got better. My favorite is probably Smith Lake in Ala. 

 

JT@jtflynlow

1 rival you admire on the elite tour for their fishing skills?

Hank Cherry

@AMartFishing 

 

Wes Johnson@WesContageous

On Wylie the other day the bait fish had already moved up but the bass were still mostly suspended what's the deal? 

Hank Cherry

It's just the fall. It's all about the transition. You gotta catch the big ones on the bank under the piers. 

 

JT@jtflynlow

Longest run you've done in a tourney to fish a spot? 

Hank Cherry

This year, 12 minutes, shortest run was 1 minute. Longest ever was 63 miles. 

 

Dominic Turcott@Dturcott27

Hank, what are good cold water tactics such as ones you used in the classic?

Hank Cherry

Any jerkbait in cold water is probably about unstoppable. You can catch numbers & size on a suspending jerkbait.

 

Tristen@T_rodriguez1122

What is your favorite fall bait? 

Hank Cherry

It would have to be a jig or a swimbait.

 

Scotty 'Bud' Melvin @ScottyBudMelvin

Hank what did you REALLY think of Muskegon Lake? 

Hank Cherry

I really liked Muskegon Lake. I liked both those lakes up there. The best thing about fishing up there are the people. 

 

Dominic Turcott@Dturcott27

Cold water softbait presentation?

Hank Cherry

I slam a grub. 

 

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