Timing is everything

Timing has been a catch word all week on Lake Fork. When you have fish that are transitioning and weather that has been constantly changing, being in the right place at the right time when everything comes together has been a constant theme.

When it happens as it did on Days 1 and 2 for Chad Pipkens it can be a great and wondrous thing. I can remember following Keith Combs on Day 1. We started on an off-shore point for an hour with nothing to show for it. Then we burned a half tank of gas hitting a myriad of other places. Two hours later, we stopped on the place where we had started and he caught his limit in four casts, two of those were 3-pound class fish that were reeled in together on the same cast.

When the timing is right, you can get well in a hurry on this lake; That’s exactly what is going through Pipkens’ mind we are sure.

He captured lightening in a bottle for two days, because his timing was perfect. We expect he will keep trying to hit his honey hole multiple times all day. If he hits it right, then he will get well fast. But as he keeps working on that, the remaining 34 anglers are doing the same thing.

We all know all too well, there are multiple honey holes on this lake. Timing is everything, but unfortunately, time is constantly ticking away.