2013 Elite Series West Point Lake Battle West Point Lake - LaGrange, GA, May 2 - 5, 2013

Reese challenges anglers to be versatile

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

What is the most challenging body of water you hace ever fished on the elite series?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

I think Sabine was pretty tough this year! It was a grind. It was the toughest one I had in a while.

 

Tristen ‏@T_rodriguez1122

When would you suggest throwing a shaky head? I just ordered your spinning rod meant for it. What line would you suggest?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

You can catch ‘em on a shaky head year-round. I use 10lb Berkley NanoFil & 8lb Trilene 100%fluoro leader if needed

Tristen ‏@T_rodriguez1122

You're giving great advice, thanks for the #basschat!

 

Brian Campbell ‏@BrianC1977

Assuming that you could only afford one primo swimbait, and lived in Alabama, what would you buy?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

I'd say a 5-inch Havoc Sickfish

 

Jackson Adams ‏@jacksonadams24

Would you rather throw a Arbogast Jitterbug or Heddon Spook as a top water?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

I'd go with the Spook. It's proven that the walking bait is best in most situations.

 

Jackson Adams ‏@jacksonadams24

What is the thinnest line that can be used on a baitcaster?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

10-pound is as light as I go.

 

Helen Northcutt ‏@HelenNorthcutt

What's your strategy going into the Mississippi River event?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

Right now, I don't have a strategy. It'll be based on water levels once we get there!

 

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

Ever think of fishing an FLW tour for a year?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

I actually did fish FLW for one season a while ago, but no desire to go back.

 

John Naughton ‏@JohnnyBasssss

What's your favorite way to catch suspending largemouth?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

It depends on how deep they are.

 

P.J. Pahygiannis ‏@Bassfishinboy

What's the best way to weed through 8-11 inch bass, without catching nothing at a lake that turns out 6 pounders?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

Change your technique and look for new water.

 

P.J. Pahygiannis ‏@Bassfishinboy

How would you fish a flat lake that has no structure, islands, ridges, and cheese mats on bank in shallow?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

If there's no offshore structure, the bass will be related to the grass. A frog would be good if there's cheese.

 

Chris Mitchell ‏@cfmitchell21

Staying on the line subject regarding flipping how do you decide between braid and fluoro?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

If I'm flipping grass, I go with braid. If I'm flipping wood, I fish fluorocarbon.

Chris Mitchell ‏@cfmitchell21

Thanks for the reply....I know you are being bombarded with tweets and questions!

 

Bass Fishing Tips ‏@BassFishnTips

If limited to 5 rod/reel combos and 5 baits to fish entire season, what would they be?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

For rods: Flippin' Stick, Crankbait rod, Drop shot rod, Swimbait Carolina rig rod and my Football jig worm rod. For lures: Havoc Pit Boss, Lucky Craft LV100, Berkley Bottom Hopper, LC 1.5 and 4.5-inch Havoc SickFish.

Bass Fishing Tips ‏@BassFishnTips

Thanks for the answer, Skeet, and have a great remaining season!

 

Dustin Swartzmiller ‏@dswartz_413

When fishing a new body of water, what is the first thing you do to try and put yourself on fish?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

I usually pick a section that I think has potential & learn one area & move on from there

 

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

What style of jig skips best?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

Arkie Head

 

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

When fishing tubes or jigs, what is the equation to pick the proper weight for the depth?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

You want to pick a weight that gives you the right feel without being too heavy.

 

Forest Bunch ‏@fblackhawk

What advice would you give to someone looking to catch their first bass and is limited to only fishing from the banks?

Skeet Reese ‏@SkeetReese1

Fish a soft plastic worm and instead of casting out into the middle, cast along the shoreline if there's grass.

Forest Bunch ‏@fblackhawk

Thanks for the advice!

 

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