This tournament was on March 19th, 2016 on Lake Hudson. The lake clarity is extremely muddy compared to normal and the fish are still in a bit of a funk due to clarity and the recent cold snap. Saturday morning was 29 degrees and ice forming everywhere on the boat, reels, and rod guides.
I have got all the trade shows done.. time to hit the lake now. Too much time on the demo tank.
I fished the Tri county bass masters club event on patoka last sunday (3/13/2016). Personally it was the best day i have had on patoka since i have been fishing the lake. The water temp has quickly came up from a low 40 degree lake to a high 55-57 degree lake.
I went up and practiced for 4 days about 3 weeks prior to the tournament. Having never been on Sam Rayburn, I was intimidated by its size and diverse vegetation.
Wow what a awesome lake! Five days of practice with 20-30 fish per day. A strong cold front came thru just before the tournament started and I was pretty confident these fish would move tighter to cover and that is exactly what they did.
Wow! The positive comments and support from the community is humbling. We've been in touch with so many Trail Directors and Tournament Anglers and the feedback has been awesome.
We'd like to give a special shout out and thank you to Al Shields at Bass Boat Central. He was generous enough to help bring awareness to our site through the power of the BBC community!
Thank you Mr. Shields!
From left to right
(Tanner Priddy, Brad Hunter (sons below), Jeff Dobson)