The general consensus is that the big fish were biting Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
Hear what the pros have to say after Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
It only took Bobby Lane until 10:30 to catch what he needed to lead on Day One of the Tennessee Triumph.
Day One of the SpongeTech Tennessee Triumph on Kentucky Lake has Bobby Lane out front with a one-plus pound lead.
"Out-of-control good" is what 2008 Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones of Waco, Texas, calls the fishing at Kentucky Lake, where the Bassmaster Elite Series will head to next for the June 3-6 SpongeTech Tennessee Triumph out of Paris, Tenn.
"The coffee scent was critical to my success. The fish didn't hold on to the lure very long. They seemed to like the coffee taste and held it just a moment longer than other plastics. That gave me the time I needed to set the hook."
Several fine anglers found their spots and patterns ruined by wind and the resulting muddy water. In fact, one angler described the water at his spot as looking like a YooHoo chocolate drink.
"I think most of the anglers will fish the grass and do something similar to what I've been doing. Kentucky Lake is big. There's a lot of stuff to fish out there."
The Classic berths will be awarded after the season's final event.The top 10 in the points standings will be invited to join the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series, the highest level of BASS competition.
You really had to pick the cover apart if you wanted to catch anything. Subtle didn't work; you had to wake them up or make them mad before they would bite.