Yesterday I blogged about Skeet Reese brushing off the thought of needing to go flipping after putting nearly 20 pounds inside his livewell using moving baits. That happened by midmorning, and now he just brought out the long rod. The forward-thinking Reese surmised the bass on the move bite would go away with the sun.
This morning I asked Reese about his comment yesterday about practicing for today. Here’s what he had to say.
“By 10 o’clock I’ll know whether or not it’ll work,” he said. “That’s the hardest thing about tournament fishing, which is abandoning something the’s been working, but there is a time and place for all of it.”
That time is now, although the place remains the same as yesterday. Coincidentally, I am writing this at 10 a.m. The shad spawn, in Reese’s mind, is over, and that makes the timing right to make the change now.
“All I want to do is survive until the next round, avoid crashing and burning just based on what worked yesterday."
He added, “Instead of force feeding a reaction or winding bite I know the change is necessary."