A week before competition was to begin in the Alabama Charge on Pickwick Lake, about 100 miles to the northwest, Terry Scroggins shared some of his prespawn knowledge.
In this article you will read about how for the first time, this season's winners of pro events instantly qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 24-26 out of Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
While Alabama Charge anglers are working on the water, fan fun will be happening on the shore. Highlights include a professional dog-jumping show by the Super Retriever Series.
Both of the locks that connect Pickwick and Wilson lakes have been closed for electrical repairs but are expected to reopen Friday morning. Lake Wilson will be inside the tournament waters only on the final two days of the April 6-9 tournament. Switching would be a drastic midgame change, however anglers can opt for Wilson.
High water and wind put a damper on love as Bassmaster Elite Series anglers were discovering that Pickwick is definitely a prespawn situation.
At the end of last week, I did a little prefishing on West Point Lake in Georgia. Before then, I had never laid eyes on that lake. So, I did a lot of riding around and a lot of looking as well as a little fishing.
In Wisconsin, for the last two decades or more, bass tournament anglers have been hamstrung by a biologically unjustified regulation that does not permit culling during a bass tournament. But finally there may be a light at the end of that tunnel.
James Niggemeyer tells the story of how he triumphed in the 2009 competition on Toledo Bend in a rare overtime fish-off for first place in the Bassmaster Central Open.
Matt Herren rigs his boat right for shallow water and packs a push pole too. He also recommends that you keep as quiet as possible.
Florida's over. It's time to get serious about the rest of the season, and the Alabama Charge on Pickwick Lake is the place to start doing it.