2013 Elite Series Rigid Industries Falcon Slam
Falcon Lake - Zapata, TX, Mar 21 - 25, 2013

How Combs stays focused when the going gets tough

Bobby Sweiderk ‏@Bigggg_Poppa

What is the best deep diving crankbait?

Keith Combs

The best deep diving crankbait is a @StrikeKinglures 6XD. Hands down that's my favorite. It casts extremely well. The 6XD has an aggressive dive, and it follows contours better.

 

Marg Garnier ‏@madge12

How were you mentally when they called the tourny for sunday and you had to fish on monday?

Keith Combs

I was all ready to go fishing. It was a long day. I went back to my trailer & didn't really think about fishing. A lot of that tournament was not letting a lot of stuff get in my head. I couldn't do much about it so I just rested.

Marg Garnier ‏@madge12

My hubby says that is the answer....

Marg Garnier ‏@madge12

You can't control the uncontrolable

 

Dex Niemeijer ‏@DexMFN

Keith, do you use swim jigs, and if so what is your preferred setup? (Jig, trailer, line,, reel speed, rod)

Keith Combs

I am just learning how good a swim jig can be. I've been using a 3/8oz white & chartreuse @StrikeKingLures with a Strike King Caffeine Shad, Power Tackle PG143 6-10 rod and 20-lb Seaguar Tatsu.

 

Clint Lasher ‏@ClintLasher

What was it like fishing toe to toe with Rick Clunn? He is a legend and one my personal favorites in the sport.

Keith Combs

He is one of my personal favorites in the sport, too. It was pretty cool. But, there are two ways to look at it. When you get a chance to win you want to fish against someone at Rick's caliber. It makes it a special win, but it is always really stressful.

 

Bobby Sweiderk ‏@Bigggg_Poppa

I live near the Potomac river and am wondering what is the best jiging technique for a tidal river?

Keith Combs

I've only fished it once. I used a heavy @StrikeKingLures Hack Attack jig for punching matted grass at low tide. At high tide, I fished wood with a 3/8oz @StrikeKingLures Hack Attack jig.

Bobby Sweiderk ‏@Bigggg_Poppa

Thanks you keith combs you’re amazing.

Keith Combs

Thanks! I appreciate it.

 

M.R.G. ‏@mrFISHINg

You can only have one set up-rod,reel,line,lure- on all spring, what would it be & what would you key in on?

Keith Combs

That's a tough one. I'm going to go with a crankbait because it's so versatile. I would put it 15-pound Tatsu line, a 7-foot Powertackle PGC 170 and high gear ratio reel.

 

Marg Garnier ‏@madge12

When did you know you had the winning pattern? Question from my hubby Pete G

Keith Combs

When I laid them on the scale the final day! I knew I was fishing a pattern that had the potential to produce, but I only got 5-8 bites a day, so it was never a sure thing. I've fished Falcon so much I felt like I had a good shot

 

Marg Garnier ‏@madge12

How are you preparing for the next event?

Keith Combs

I'm not doing any prepractice there. Last time we were there, it was one of the best tournament of the year. I'm looking forward to it. The top guys last year fished deeper, so I'm going to keep a more open mind on this one!

 

Matt Lee ‏@wmattlee

Congrats on your win KC ! From your Marshall at Wheeler. Ya I picked you on my fantasy team. Fear KC in Texas!

Keith Combs

Thanks! Just trying to take it all in. Wins don't come around often.

 

joe darrah ‏@joesenko

What’s your favorite light jig set up consist of rod/reel/line/ jig im talking no heavier than 3/8oz

Keith Combs

I use a @StrikeKingLures Hack Attack jig, I seldom go lighter than 1/4. I use it when flipping 20-25lb Seaguar line, Power Tackle PG 104.5 and a reel with a fast gear ratio so you have better control.

 

D Rose ‏@paducahdave

Keith what hooks do u put on your 6XD's?

Keith Combs

I usually replace them. I use Owner treble hooks - Owner Stingers.

D Rose ‏@paducahdave

Thanks #preciateit

 

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