BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Edwin Evers wasn't just the first pro to put together back-to-back Elite Series wins. He was also the first one to combine his B.A.S.S. Twitter chat with a Periscope stream.(The former paid a lot better than the latter.)
Evers did his second B.A.S.S. Twitter chat in as many months, thanks to his double whammy. But this time, he did it with a twist. Not only was he taking questions from fans live on Twitter, he was answering in a live broadcast on the relatively new app Periscope. At several points, he had so many questions at once that he couldn't even read them all.
To watch future live streams from Evers, download Periscope and search for Edwin Evers.
Below is the full transcript of the Twitter chat. To read transcripts of previous chats with pros, click here.
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Welcome to the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, @edwinevers2, and congratulations on your back-to-back wins!
I'm excited about winning the last tournament! I'm looking forward to having some fun and answering some questions!
What do you look for when you break down a new lake?
I look for the biggest flats. I relate it to lakes I've had success on. Fish live on those flats. That's where the fish feed, spawn. So I will then break the lake into 3 sections.
Where does KY lake rank on your favorites to fish?
Kentucky Lake is way up there! It's so big and it really spreads the field out. It's in my Top 5.
You're a poet a didn't know it! It's been great and super relaxing sharing it with my family! I feel very blessed!
Dude, you're on fire! Can we expect a top 12 out of you at Chesapeake?
I can promise you, I'm going to try my hardest! I've got Angler of the Year in my sights.
Congratulations on your back to back victories @edwinevers2 . That is no small feat!
I can't believe it! It's just a huge blessing to have accomplished that! Good luck the rest of the season! You've got some momentum now, keep it going!
Congrats! Do you think I could grow pecans in Northern IL?
No you can't. It's too cold! The line for pecans is southern Missouri.
I just ordered some Dark Chocolate Covered Pecans 8 oz. - Got a 25% Discount!!!!
Right now we're having a sale at http://EdwinEversPecans.com offering 25% discount to celebrate the two tournament wins.
Any chance you can toss in free shipping =) Congrats again, good luck at Chesapeake Bay. #tightlines
What is your favorite summer time bait and why?
Topwaters—they bite early, it's a pretty time of the day & you get to see that explosion—Megabass X-Pod
Thank you for answering!
Edwin, this is Ken Duke. Is it true that you win tournaments merely because you enjoy doing these chats?
I just enjoy talking to you guys! It's a lot of fun! So definitely, Ken!
Do you prefer dogs or cats?
I'm not a cat person at all. I'm a dog person!
Do bass eat pecans?
You know I'd catch every one of them if I could catch them on pecans because they taste good! But I don't think they do.
If limited to 5 rod/reel combos to fish entire season, what would they be?
Spinning rod with 6 or 8 pound test, a Bass Pro Carbonlite with Johnny Morris spinning reel, a 7-6 rod, a couple 7 foot medium heavy action for frogs, spinnerbaits, Chatterbait; maybe 7-3 flipping stick.
Lake Eufaula OK hot summertime. What do you look for? Specific schools or specific structure? What baits?
It fishes like 2cdifferent lakes. In the clear sections the fish are offshore.In the stained rivers they're shallow.
Yes he is, no doubt.
I have to beat my colleague, @JodyBlanco, to this story, Edwin. KVD has his chocolate chip cookies. You have pecans. Important?
Yes! I had my wife just pack me up a box so I can take them up to Chesapeake. I like the honey roasted.
Is there a best time to use soft v. hard jerkbaits? & are there any techniques you prefer for spotted bass? Thanks!
I used a Zoom Super Fluke and I would use it on really shallow or on top of grass, when fish come up near the surface. A jerkbait will hook a few more fish, out deeper, and at St. Lawrence you had to watch where you hooked the fish
What is the one of the more important questions beginner anglers should be asking you, but don't? And your answer?
The biggest key is to develop your own skills, patterns, styles & you do that with time on the water. Spend time in the back of an Elite boat as a marshal or co-angler in the Opens. Learn all you can.
Thanks for joining us, @edwinevers2, and good luck at the Chesapeake!
I appreciate everyone's time and all of your questions! We'll have to do it again - maybe after Chesapeake!