What is a tip for somebody who is just starting to use top water (Buzz Baits and frog) and doesn't have success
You've got to learn when the fish get the bait before you set the hook. You can't react too fast.I try to focus on something else, so I don't watch it too much. Sometimes you're better off not paying close attention
Congrats on your win! Are you enjoying your new nickname - game face Cliff Pace?
I like it! I hope it sticks. It truly does describe me when I'm in my boat, but not necessarily all the time.
Has there ever been a point for you where fishing competitively isn't enjoyable? If so why?
Yes, all the bad tournaments I've had!
Yo good luck this season and I ll cheer for you at LaX WI! Go packers!
Can't wait to see you there!
Would it be worth putting braid with a leader on a spinning reel, or just use fluorocarbon with some backing?
Thanks man you rock! Congrats also
How does it feel to be famous now?
It feels the same as it always has. I'm still me, but it will be nice to explain to people who "me" is.
With the spawn just around the corner, what is your favorite bed bait to throw?
Congrats on the win. What was it like after you brought in that better bag on day #2?
It was a huge sense of satisfaction.The Elite Series and #bassmasterclassic are my places of employment, so it always feels good to do well there.
What's been your most cherished or memorable memory since winning the #bassmasterclassic?
All of it! It's been a special gift to me. When I saw the weight come across the scales, I could finally take a breath.
How do you feel about the last stop of the Elite series this year at Lake St.Clair #canyouSmallie?
I think it's gonna be great. It's a fantastic body of water from what I've heard and I'm really looking forward to it
On behalf of @vtbasserWhat’s your favorite color (in general not baits). Also, are you a cat or dog person?
My favorite color is green. I started off running green Skeeters, and this year my boat wrap includes green.
The first time I fished with it I won the #bassmasterclassic. And, I'm a dog person!
Awesome Cliff thank you good luck this year!
Having qualified for the '14 Classic already, will you change your approach at all this year?
I sincerely doubt it. I'm still going to fish the way I always have in my career & take it one tournament day at a time.
Thx for chat. We'll see u in Orange TX in two weeks. Good luck in '13!
Thanks so much!
What was your favorite thing about the fishing in La Crosse, WI? Looking forward to coming back?
I am! I like the fact that it's such a great fishery. Everyone in La Crosse should feel lucky they live so close!
Thanks man. Good luck to you. I do feel lucky to live so close! I'll be watching for you to do well here again this year.
What has been your biggest surprise so far as Classic champ that you did not expect?
The number of phone calls! When I got done with my victory lap, I had 354 missed calls!
Thanks @CliffPaceFishin for spending time w/ your fans right after your victory. We look forward to watching you on tour this year
Thank y'all for providing me with a platform and place to showcase my talents and a way to interact with the fans!
Thanks for reaching out to us fans this means a lot ;-)
I missed it! Lunch with the wife, more important but, congrats Champ! An incredible title to have earned.