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

Darrin‏@D_Man51

How would you fish the AL river in June, now that it's back to normal?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I would try to get a good spotted bass bite in the AM with a topwater, then try to flip up a largemouth in the backwater.

 

Jennifer Dome‏@BhamJen

How do you stay fit when you're on the road for tournaments?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Well, I'm on the water daylight 'til dark, and I'm burning a lot of calories out there. I try to eat healthy, too.

 

anaeli frankie‏@FrankieAnaeli

What type of structure do you most rely on?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I want to be versatile; I try not to get locked on any type of structure. I want to catch them wherever they're at.

 

Dusty Pappas‏@Smoke1ARK

Congrats on the Alabama river win its great to see an awesome role model win! Any advice on clear water NIGHT fishing would be appreciated.

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Thank you very, very much. I've never done much of that. I caught the snot out of them once on a 1/2oz black single Colorado spinnerbait.

 

Rich Lindgren‏@HellaBass

How do you keep your fishing skills sharp w/ long gaps between Elite Series event like now?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I fish a bunch when I'm at home. If I'm not filming, I'm fishing different lakes and trying to figure them out.

 

Helen Northcutt‏@HelenNorthcutt

What's your strategy for the Mississippi River in Wisconsin?!

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

Catch more than everybody else! The water level looks similar to when we were there last year, so my strategy is to pay close attention to levels and clarity. I plan to cover more water this year.

 

Jennings Gilmore‏@jenningsgilmore

Do you have a different mindset or strategy when ALL legal fish count as opposed to just 5?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

We've not had a body of water yet where that would happen. It's too early in that format to know.

 

Brian O'Heir‏@TBOheir

Do you guys have to get a fishing license for all states you fish or do the organizations have a "blanket" license.

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I wished there was a blanket license, but we have to get one for everywhere we fish!

 

walter furley‏@waltersbigbass

How do you locate big fish on a big deep clear lake like lewis smith lake in north Alabama during the summer?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

With my electronics, spend time on the boat & keep the lure in the water until you see fish on the depth-finder.

 

Jordan Lee‏@JLeefishing

How many Elite tournaments would you like to see on the schedule in the future? Maybe some in the fall?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I would love to see two Elites per month year-round!

 

Darrel Thomas‏@DThomasFishing

What's your approach regarding sponsorships? Do you just fish and hope they come to you, or do you go after them?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I'm blessed with the position I'm in right now. Earlier in my career, I knocked on every business' door. Take care of your fishing, then once you've had success pursue the sponsorship role.

 

Austin.‏@AustinRyanMize

Who is your best friend on the tour?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I'd say all of them! Including my roomie @ChristieFishing, brother-in-law @TerryButcher, Matt Reed & @Brian_Snowden

 

anaeli frankie‏@FrankieAnaeli

When targeting 8-11 pound fish with 20 ft. Crankbaits what type of line should I use?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

No matter what, you have to get the bait to the fish, so I'd still use the same line I'd use for 3-5 pounders.

 

spencer barnett‏@bassfishinsb

Do you wish they had college fishing when you were in college? Or were your already fishing pro?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I first started fishing the Opens in college, but I would have loved to have it college. It's an awesome deal!

 

Duke Bevard‏@mizmoman

How do you narrow down where to fish when bait is seemingly everywhere on the lake?

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

I would cover as much water as you can & focus on points, ambush points, fish over rocks, pea gravel, etc.

Duke Bevard‏@mizmoman

Awesome. Thanks!

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thanks everyone for joining us for today's #basschat ! We appreciate you taking questions @edwinevers2 and good luck the rest of the year!

 

Edwin Evers‏@edwinevers2

That was pretty painless! I'd be glad to do it again anytime! Thanks everyone. 

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