Zaldain's payback

All season Chris Zaldain has swung for the fence with nothing else in mind but catching big bass. He did it at Lake Lanier where he used a big Megabass Magdraft Swimbait fished deep on a drop shot rig. He tried it again at the Classic and went bust, but you’ve got to give him credit for the gutsy move to keep on swinging for the big bite. Eventually it will swing in Zaldain’s favor and so far, it looks like Lake Fork might be the place. BASSTrakk shows his score right now at 29-5.

Here is what he had to say yesterday.

"Practice was fun. I know we talk about the cliché all the time about a lake fishing small it’ll be a factor this week. Our guys are dispersing evenly throughout the lake, but you’ve also got to add the licensed guides and then the recreational fishermen coming in this weekend. As for me, I am going for five big bites a day, nothing more, nothing less. I’m not throwing anything shorter than six inches, mostly nine. If the fish are in front of your lure, they eat it. There is no finessing to it."

Photo by Texas Fest Judge Jeremy Copher