In an effort to save $ and space as a co-angler what is your best all-around spinning rod from W&M?
Probably the Senko Shaky Head rod.
I never fish by the dam at falcon lake cause too many people fish there...why did you rely on fishing there?
Well, I didn't plan on relying to fish there. I went there to fish a morning bite and was catching big ones.
Right across the dam there's a structure of rocks with huge drop offs..average fish of 8-9 pounds only..no one was there day1-4
What would you look for when fishing a river system without much structure and has stained water.
Look for current breaks, so a rock outcropping or a point that creates current breaks, underwater rocks, sandbars
Skeet, you ever fished a Phenix rod? Just bought one from #tacklewarehouse for Braid/Carolina Rigs, feels great!
I owned one Phenix rod when I was 14 or 15 years old, and that was a long time ago!
Favorite topwater lure?
Lucky Craft Gunfish
What advice do you have for a female entering the tournament world?
Don't be intimated by the other guys. If you've got the passion to become a competitive angler, focus on the fishing
Yes Kate, don't be "intimated". Lmao...
It's not that I'm intimidated but I feel like alot of men don't take us seriously in the sport!
I take you serious, just thought the typo was rather funny...
Oh wow I didn't even catch that.
So you prefer micro or normal guides?
I prefer micro guides, they cast farther.
How are you anticipating the classic next year?
Haven't thought much about it yet but it should be incredible fishing
What do you usually look for on the map when you're on unfamiliar water?
It depends on what time of year and what type of fishery.
Thanks for promoting the skeet reese crankbait rod, since ive been using it my hook set has doubled the fish on the boat!!!
Nice! Glad to hear it!
Looking back when you first started out was there a "aha" moment where it all clicked, and if so, what was it?
It was my first year on tour, '98, it was the worst year I ever had & I realized I tried to fish like the locals. So the next year I fished my style & had the opportunity to win Angler of the Year.
Explain how you cut costs when you travel for tourneys.
I think the most common thing is rooming together. Plus, run a Mercury at 4500 rpms. It saves a whole lot of fuel.
When fishing a river with little current where's do smallmouth like to hold when not in their normal spots? Thanks!
If it's postspawn, they're always relating to current.
Thank you @SkeetReese1 for joining us today, and thank you, fans, for all your questions!
Thank you to all the fans for joining on the @bass_nation chat! I hope they follow me throughout the rest of the season! Thanks for all the cool questions!
Good luck Skeet! Thank ya!
Thanks for your reply!!