It’s one thing to trick a bass into biting something. It’s another to do it on, or with, something you have designed yourself. There’s no feeling like it.
It's a spooky time at the Iaconelli house this week.
If you’re looking toward big tournaments and maybe a professional career, multiple map study and comparison is a must.
Once the Erie tournament started, the time for practice and looking around was over. I had my spots and I knew what I wanted to do. It was just a matter of executing.
By the last day of practice, I knew where the fish were and I was pretty sure I knew how to catch them. The thing was, though, that I had to make a plan as to which spots to fish… and in what order.
OK, so I knew where I was going to fish — the island area — and I had my maps and other sources of information out for review.
The first thing that any angler fishing Lake Erie has to take into consideration is the weather, in particular I’m talking about the wind. It’s nasty and it’ll wreak havoc on anything you try to do.
It’s been a while since 2006 when I last won a B.A.S.S. professional event. I have to say it feels good to be back in the winner’s circle.
OK, we all know the drill. This one is about winning. That doesn’t mean I have any preconceived notions that I’m going to win or anything like that. It does mean, though, that I’ve had a lot of time to practice and put things in order up here.
This last week I’ve been messing around with smallies. Some days were better than others. I hope what I learned will help me with the upcoming Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on Lake Erie.