Aaron Martens focused on areas with plenty of nesting blackbirds for his Lake Havasu victory.
My 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season has already been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m thankful that I’ve had a double dose of upward momentum – most recently with my ninth-place finish at this past weekend’s event on the California Delta.
We’re three events into the 2015 Elite Series season and I haven’t yet challenged for a win, which is what I shoot for every time out. To put it more bluntly, I haven’t even sniffed a check and my finishes are going in the wrong direction. At the Delta I finished 98th, so there’s not much more room to drop.
Choose a blend of high-momentum anglers and those with good previous finishes on the Delta.
By Bobby Brumback “May I ask why you passed up all those laydown trees to fish this mat of vegetation?” Bobby Lane Jr. had just blasted a 1 1/4 ounce creature bait through the weeds and yanked out a 2 pounder. “I like to fish the mats,” was all he said. Most of us mortal amateurs would have probed every branch on those trees on our way to the mat. We might have even caught a bass. But the B.A.S.S. pros do exactly what they feel they need to do to have a larger stringer. Sometimes the explanation of why they do what they do is as simple as that.
I could never get tired of the excitement of winning; it’s what we fish for, and my eighth is no different than my first.
Don't just pick California guys; go with ones who are good with a flippin' rod or with a frog.
I’m not usually a big proponent of local advantage in Elite Series tournaments, but in this case, I think some past experience will come in handy. It’s going to be a track meet where a track record will help.
AOY leader John Crews aims to keep momentum at site of his only B.A.S.S. victory.
We need to start with an understanding that recreational anglers have as much right to be out on the water fishing as we (tournament anglers) do.