Lake Havasu- 4th BASS Elite event of the season.

Lake Havasue 2015Until you actually arrive at Lake Havasu, you can’t imagine quite how beautiful it is. Coming from the urban environment in Sacramento, it was a complete change. Several times I just looked up and said “Wow!” out loud. Making it even better, it’s a fantastic fishery where you can catch fish just about any way you want – largemouths and smallmouths, deep or shallow, flipping, fishing vegetation or hitting deep offshore structure.

We really only had a day and a half of practice and I knew absolutely zero about the lake, but after the “Groundhog Day” series of troubles that we had at the Delta, I was completely relaxed once I crossed the state line into Arizona. It was a different world, and my attitude improved the moment the speed limit switched from 55mph to 75mph.

I arrived at our rental house with a couple of days to get my tackle reorganized and do a little bit of map study. I figured that I’d go up the river one day and spend the other day down lake. There was no way I could look at everything, but by identifying key spawning areas I was pretty sure that I could hit the highlights and build on from there.

My first day of practice wasn’t particularly good. I had eight bites, and some of them were quality fish, but I wasn’t completely dialed in yet. On the second day I went down the lake and caught quite a few more fish flipping and fishing beds. I decided that in the tournament I’d start up and work my way down. read more…

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    I was consistent both days of competition weighing in 18-lbs and change, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to make the cut on this pond. Always an honor and a privilege to compete at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. In a few days Deb & I will pack up and head to Paris TN for BASSFest.

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    Always stings just a little when falling short of the top-12 cut. I didn’t have a lot of bites today, but what I did have was quality. I’m really looking forward to spending the next week at home but not the 20hr drive.

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