2013 Elite Series Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite
Alabama River - Montgomery, AL, May 9 - 12, 2013

AOY leader Edwin Evers answers fans' fishing questions

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Edwin Evers, fresh off a win at the Alabama River, talked to fans live during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat about his season.

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Tyler Reed

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Tyler Reed is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

Edwin Evers has been called the best angler to never win a Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title. Now he's on point, leading the AOY points race and with a win already under his belt for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series season.

He took control at the Alabama River Charge and took home the trophy. And now, he says, his strategy for the next tournament is to catch more than all the rest of the anglers at La Crosse, in hopes of holding on to that AOY lead.

Below is a transcript of the chat, lightly edited for spelling and clarity. You can also check out Twitter chat transcripts from other pros here.

Keep up with Twitter chats, tournament news and bass fishing advice by following B.A.S.S. on Twitter at @BASS_Nation.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thanks for joining us for the Twitter chat today, @edwinevers2 and congratulations on your recent victory!

 

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Glad to be here and can't wait for all the questions from the fans!

 

Nikolas Mark Juras‏@Aloha_Nik

How do you fish early spring lily pads?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

My experience is with the stalks; I would slow roll the spinnerbaits around & target the tighter clumps of stalks

Nikolas Mark Juras‏@Aloha_Nik

Awesome, thanks!

 

Ryan Lowdermilk‏@RyanLowdermilk

What is your ultimate confidence bait year around?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I've got a lot of confidence flipping the @Zoombaitcompany ZHawg in black/blue sapphire.

 

Matt Leicester‏@MedicMatt23

What is more important to you...AOY or Classic title?  Why?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I think AOY is a lot harder to obtain because we fish on different bodies of water during the whole year.

 

Matthew Guertin‏@mtg1983

What is the deciding factor in whether or not to boat flip a big fish?

Edwin Evers edwinevers2

It depends on what kind of boat it's on, the action of the fish and whether I've got him hooked good enough.

 

Jim Scott‏@MuddyBass79

Edwin..How do you approach a tourney a muddy rain swollen river in Miss.?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

That depends on the time of year. If they're still spawning, I'll want to get out of the current and find clean water

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

If it's any other time of the year, I'll still look for clean water but with current.

Larry the Largemouth‏@LarrytheLargie

I love moving water.

 

Logan Eller ‏@lug72

What settings do u use on your hds while vertical fishing drop shot?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

It's important that it's in shallow water mode, not freshwater. Otherwise, I run it on auto, adjusting upper & lower limits.

 

Mike Schnupp‏@SchnuppFishing

I love your shaky head! All I use. Do you do any "power" shaky head fishing? Or do you only use it for finesse?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Power is what it was meant for.

 

Bassmaster T!‏@tburtram

What is your favorite way to catch post spawn bass and how you do find post spawners?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I like catching them in the shad spawn, right when bass stop spawning. I like a topwater, spinnerbait or swimming a jig.

Bassmaster T!‏@tburtram

Thanks! When you fish elite tournaments do you get information from local anglers or figure the fish out yourself?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I always try to figure them out myself. There are times I've had friends help me, but I do better if I do it myself.

 

Matt Leicester‏@MedicMatt23

Thanks for answering my other question.  If you had one lure/style for all the money...what would it be?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I would think a jig would be the most versatile bait. Specifically a 1/2-ounce black-and-blue jig.

 

Mark Sherrer‏@m_sherrer

In a lake not known for big bass, how do you find big bites? How do you know you aren't fishing over fish prefishing?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Fish outside the box; we always target the same thing, so move out deeper or shallower, think outside your everyday box.

 

Reed Elkins‏@reedelkins10

What is your go-to for fishing deep in the summer?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

A deep diving crankbait, like the Deep 6 and Deep 300 by @MegaBassUSA

 

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

What properties do you judge on to see if a brand of fluorocarbon line is a good choice?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Castability is important to me, and the strength of it.

 

Jennifer Dome‏@BhamJen

What are you going to do with your recent prize money?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I'm going to try to keep it in the bank as long as possible!

 

Jay Henderson‏@Jayforce4

I'm having a little trouble matching my lines reels and rods? what would be your 3 go to rod set up #tightlines

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

If I had to choose three: 7-foot heavy-action CarbonLite rod for flipping, cast big spinnerbaits & football jigs. Then a 7-foot medium heavy cranking stick and a 7-foot medium-action CarbonLite for topwaters or lighter baits.

 

Tyler Reed‏@twreed

Congratulations on leading AOY! Does it change the way you fish to be leading in midseason?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

No, it doesn't. You have to win every event or be really close. I just might not check in so close to check-in time.

 

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