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 Gerald Swindle once said, “I’m not sure if Shaw Grigsby is an organ donor, but if he is, I want his eyes.”

 Swindle’s humor is world class, and while he’s a 2-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year in his own right, like most pros, he’d love to have Shaw Grigsby’s supernatural eyesight for spotting bass on beds.

 Grigsby’s kind heart and positive outlook on life are pretty rare too, and he graciously shares five tips that will help all anglers become more proficient during the spawn.

  

 Slow Down 

 Anglers that spot a bass on a spawning bed tend to get a little excited, and the high number of casts they drag to and from the bed often reflects their adrenaline rush.

 “People make far too many casts to a bedding bass in a short period of time,” says Grigsby. “When a bass sees that lure going in and out of the bed repeatedly, they aren’t enticed to eat it nearly as much as when that lure hangs around the sweet spot long enough to become threatening.”

In other words, let your lure hang around at least a couple of minutes until it becomes a nuisance.

Cast Beyond the Sweet Spot

A typical spawning bed is about the size of a trash can lid, but the eggs will be deposited in a much smaller area, about the size of a softball, within the bed.

“That’s what I call the ‘sweet spot’ - where they’re most likely to defend and bite, but don’t cast right at it,” warns the 16-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier. “Instead, cast past the bed - and slowly drag the lure into the sweet spot, to entice them to bite.”

Leave the Male Alone

Most anglers know the smaller of two bass near a bed will be the male. But a somewhat false belief is that by catching the male first, the female will then surely bite next.

“People think if you catch the male first, then the larger female will automatically eat next, but often times, when you catch that male first, the big female swims away from the bed and never returns,” says Grigsby.

If the male bites first – just don’t set the hook, and instead, keep working until the larger female eats.

You’ll Likely Catch More Spawners on Spinning Tackle

“Don’t get me wrong, I carry both baitcasting and spinning tackle when targeting spawners, but more times than not, a bass will bite lures on lighter line with spinning tackle, far faster than if you’re using heavy equipment,” says Grigsby.

“The three B.A.S.S. Invitational that I won on Sam Rayburn came around gnarly, flooded bushes, and I was using 10-pound monofilament on a spinning reel back then,” he remembers. “You just have to make sure you’re using a spinning reel with a great drag, and take your time fighting them.”

 Grigsby’s top choice for spawning equipment includes a size 30 Quantum Speed Freak spinning reel on a 6’ 10” medium heavy rod. He spools the spinning reel with 20-pound Seaguar braided line, tied to an 8-pound fluorocarbon leader to his lure.

 White is Right for Lures on Beds

 “The absolute number one color for bed fishing is white, or what Strike King calls “pearl” – and not because fish love that color necessarily, but simply because you can see it best around a bed,” explains Grigsby.

 “In the 1980s and 1990s it seemed like we always used tubes and lizards around spawning beds, but these days I generally reach for a Strike King Rodent or Rage Bug.”

 Grigsby emphasizes carrying a wide variety of lures, ranging from tubes to lizards, and Rage Bugs to Rodents – and if they won’t bite white, or pearl, he uses black/blue or a color called “summer craw.”

 Fact is, you nor Swindle can have Grigsby’s eyes, but we can all become better sight fishing anglers during the spawn with these tips he so graciously shared. 

 

 

 Alan McGuckin

 

Posted in Resources By Lisa Adams

 

 It’d be difficult to dispute that any angler in the history of pro fishing has cashed more paychecks from catching spawning bass than Shaw Grigsby. He’s won nine B.A.S.S. events, and nearly all of those victories were related to sight fishing for fat spawners.

So perhaps it’s the confidence derived from 30 years of sight fishing success that found the highly likeable Florida pro unrattled to begin the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Toledo Bend – despite weather that shifted from light winds and warm sunshine during practice – to a break-out-the-jackets cold front with temps in the 40s at the start of competition.

If a 25 degree dip in temperature wasn’t enough to rattle the nerves of less experienced anglers – how about the raging northwest winds that had been blowing during the night to muddy-up the shallow waters Shaw may have planned on fishing?

Still, no worries. Grigsby’s got a plan.

 

First, Mark a Lot of Spots

“I have nearly 200 waypoints saved from spawning bed locations I found in practice,” says Grigsby. “The wind doesn’t bother me because there’s always somewhere to get out of the wind, and I worked hard enough in practice to find a ton of beds, so I’ve got plenty to choose from that are not in the wind.”

“Now, 200 beds might sound like a crazy number. But you have to realize, just because I found that many, doesn’t mean they translate to catchable fish in the tournament,” says Grigsby.

“So even if you’re fishing a single day local tournament, I can’t stress how important it is to try and get out to scout a day or two before your tournament to identify as many beds as you possibly can,” advises the winner of $2 Million in career prize money.

Let Things Heat Up

“It’s critical to not get in a hurry on mornings like this when cold fronts roll through during the spawn, because let’s face it, 43 degrees is not real conducive to making shallow spawners active at sunrise,” reasons Grigsby.

“I’m going to go check one bed I found right away because it’s got an 8-pounder on it – but after that, I’ll focus on the deeper water pattern I found nearby while it’s cold this morning, until the sun gets higher and things start to heat up in the shallows.”

Hard Rains are Far Worse than Wind

“I’ll take strong winds any day over hard rains, because again, if I’ve done my homework, I’ll likely have beds located that weren’t affected by wind. But if it rains hard, that’s a big time problem, because it doesn’t discriminate – hard rains tend to trash out everything, and if that’s the case, you’re better of fishing a little faster rather than struggling to see spawners,” says Grigsby.

Luckily, rain won’t be an issue at Toledo Bend. Forecasts call for sunny skies and temps near 80-degrees with lighter winds – which is just about perfect for knowledgeable bed fishing anglers like Grigsby to heat up the leaderboard. 

 

 

 Alan McGuckin

 

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 Wednesday morning had a weird vibe at Cypress Bend Park’s well-known boat ramp on Toledo Bend.

 It was as though all the stars slept in on the final day of practice for the Bassmaster Elite Series presented by EconoLodge. The top-notch boat ramp that normally has 50 to 70 pros launching from it, only had eight at sunrise.

 Gerald Swindle who is staying nearby, could be seen driving over the hill toward a far more distant ramp.

 Finally, Skeet Reese showed up at Cypress Bend. Then came Aaron Martens and Kevin VanDam.

 VanDam had barely put his Tundra in park when he warned, “Wind is not your friend on Toledo Bend.”

 Keep in mind, VanDam likes this place. It’s only been 11 months since he deep-cranked 96-pounds of bass from its famed waters to take home the 21st victory of his unparalleled career, and yet another check for $100,000.

 On Wednesday, his feelings weren’t quite as warm as winds stiffened the iconic flags that proudly decorate Cypress Bend Park.

 “When I got out of bed and it was already blowing 25, I knew a lot of the shallow spots I’d want to check  had already been muddied up,” says VanDam. “When the wind gusts over 30 mph here – it’s just no fun – it’s dangerous actually.”

 VanDam is right – in fact, a Lake Wind Advisory has been issued for Wednesday, warning pros and all boaters that not only had their favorite fishing holes been muddied, but also that being on the water might not be the brightest idea.

 However, when you make your living by finding and catching bass, you seldom get the day off, and VanDam needs this day to learn more than what he gathered Monday and Tuesday.

 “We’re here six weeks earlier than when I won last year. Those were all post-spawn fish that were grouped up in 25-feet of water last May. Right now, most fish are in the tail-end of the spawn and they haven’t all moved out deep to group up real good – so I’m still looking – and letting conditions dictate what I do,” explains VanDam.

 The chance of Kevin VanDam winning on a deep school again are pretty slim, but that doesn’t mean he can’t seize victory with a mixed-bag of spawners and post-spawners. The good news is winds are forecasted to calm for Thursday’s first day of competition and that will allow for better sight fishing.

 So while the winds may be blowing and he may have taken his time getting to the ramp this morning, the most dominant angler of the past 30 years is looking with rifle focus to calmer competition days and a shot to win once more. 

 

 

 Alan McGuckin

 

Posted in Resources By Lisa Adams

 

Scorched fields lined the highway to the lake, as the sounds of Sturgill Simpson bounced between the walls of the Tundra’s cab with boat in tow.

 The smell of smoke still lingered in the sunrise air from prairie fires. Some of them intentional burns set by ranchers. Others accidental. In either case, a unique sign of early spring on the Southern Plains.

But amid the blackened acreage came a fishing tip. Beautiful pink-colored Redbud trees in blossom, signal not only new growth in the wake of fire, but also the perfect time of year to tie on a spinnerbait with a fluorescent red front ‘kicker’ blade.

No Longer a Secret

“The red/orange front blade was pretty much a secret around Oklahoma and Arkansas in the early 1990s when I started throwing it at Grand Lake,” says top regional spinnerbait assaultant Ron Shaw of Moore, Oklahoma.

Shaw shared the secret with his mentor, Ken Cook, and soon the 1991 Bassmaster Classic Champion made it a major part of the offerings from his sponsor Hart Tackle Company.

“Ken always said it was an all or nothing lure; either they’d hardly hit the red/orange kicker blade, or you’d wear ‘em out on it. I agree with him, but when the water temps are in the low 50s, I lean on it hard. It’s always a go-to bait for me in stained to dirty water in early spring,” says Shaw, a retired firefighter, who has qualified for numerous BFL Regional tournaments.

Why it Works

Honestly, there’s no proven theory on why the uniquely colored front blade seems to get more bites in the stained to dirty waters of early spring.

But top pro Mike McClelland who has eight B.A.S.S. wins to his credit offers a qualified opinion.

“I feel like in off colored water, the fluorescent red blade gives the fish a target to eat once they feel the vibration of the bait,” says McClelland.

Fisheries biologist, avid angler and B.A.S.S. Director of Conservation, Gene Gilliland supports McClelland’s theory.

“There’s been a lot of talk over the years about bass eating red crawfish in the springtime, and hence the reason they eat red-colored lures -- but I don’t buy that theory,” says Gilliland. “The water is way too cold for an abundance of crawfish to be active. I think red works well in dingy water, simply because it’s more visible than standard blade colors like nickel or gold.”

McClelland Knows It Works Nationwide

As a native of the very region where the red kicker blade was popularized, you might think this spinnerbait trick is only fashionable for anglers in a three or four state region surrounding The Ozarks, but the trustworthy pro knows better.

“It’s definitely most popular in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, but I’ll promise you it works anytime you have stained to dirty water in the early part of spring,” confirms McClelland.

Not Easy to Find

No longer a secret, and popular among many pros, you would think this blade offering would be easier to buy at retail, but it’s not.

Hart Tackle Company was originally Oklahoma-based, and by all accounts deserves credit for being the first to build a spinnerbait with the fluorescent red blade. Hart now calls Arkansas home, and their website still shows the red kicker blade to be available.

War Eagle, a popular brand among top pros, builds perhaps the most readily available bait with a fluorescent red blade, thanks largely to McClelland realizing its fish catching merits.

And nearly 25 years after Hart Tackle Company made limited numbers of the red kicker models, several 2016 Bassmaster Classic competitors used one on Grand Lake, including eventual winner Edwin Evers who leaned heavily on War Eagle’s version.

What About the Other Blade?

While many anglers agree on the goodness of the uniquely colored front blade, you might ask what rear blade best compliments it.

Truly, this is comes down to personal preference and confidence, but a gold Indiana is tough to beat.

However, as the prairie fire smoke lingered and the redbuds bloomed, my fishing buddy Beau caught just as many from the back deck of my boat with a gold willow behind his red kicker, as I did with the Indiana.

If the water is slightly cleaner but still cold, I’ll put a nickel Oklahoma blade once made by Terminator, behind my red kicker.

It’s Cold. Use a Slower Gear Ratio.

 I learned this one the hard way. With the popularity of high-speed reels now being offered in the 7.0:1 to 9.0:1 range, it’s easy to reach for one of those burners to speed your favorite spinnerbait along.

 Don’t do that. Take your time. Water temps are still in the high 40s to upper 50s – and I once got my butt kicked by a comrade on the back deck of my boat because he matched his spinnerbait to a much slower geared reel than me.

 I love a Quantum Smoke with a 6.1:1 gear ratio for early spring spinnerbaiting. It gives me plenty of winching power to get fish from the woody or weedy habitat where I’m typically fishing a spinnerbait – and mostly, it forces me to move the lure a little slower in the cold dingy waters of early spring.

 Redbuds and red blades

 In conclusion, as sure as redbud trees bloom despite wildfires, and Sturgill Simpson pens lyrics far deeper than the waters where a spinnerbait shines best -- when early spring’s waters are dingy and cool, there are very few lures that will outshine a spinnerbait featuring this uniquely colored kicker blade. 

 Alan McGuckin

 

Posted in Resources By Lisa Adams

 

On the eve of the 2017 Bassmaster Classic, two Classic champions, and the sport’s greatest young talent talk about who’d they choose as a team fishing partner, as well as their predictions for a winning weight, lures that will be used, and even the best food they’ve eaten since arriving in Houston to compete on Lake Conroe.

 1.) What will surprise fans most about this Classic?

 Lee: The numbers of guys that don’t catch a limit because of the 16” minimum length limit here.

VanDam: Big fluctuations in the leader board with the chance of a come-from-behind winner on Sunday.

Ashley: That weigh-in at Minute Maid Park. I can’t believe we get to weigh our fish on a stage inside a Major League Baseball stadium. That’s awesome!

2.) If the Bassmaster Classic was a team event, held on a mystery lake, who would you choose as your partner?

Lee: No doubt – VanDam. He’d dang sure guide us to them – and I’d even be his net man.

VanDam: Todd Faircloth. We’re both a part of Team Strike King, and I think his methodical approach would compliment my wide-open style.

Ashley: I’d pick Greg Hackney. I’d love to fish with him just to see how his mind works. We fish a lot the same, but he just catches ‘em better.

3.) Best meal you’ve had since arriving at Lake Conroe/Houston?

Lee: Me and Jesse Wiggins roomed together in practice and lived on Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.

VanDam: A friend cooked us rib eyes and Australian lobster tails.

Ashley: Blackened red snapper over a bed of creamy mashed taters.

4.) If you can’t win … who would you most like to see win this Classic?

Lee: Aaron Martens. He’s finished 2nd so many times. I can’t imagine how that feels. I feel for him.

VanDam: Shaw Grigsby. He’s been a friend a long time. He’s an awesome angler, and an equally great guy. He’s earned the right to be a champion for sure. And he’d be a great ambassador.

Ashley: Charlie Hartley. There’s not a man on this earth that loves to catch a bass more than him.

5.) Name 4 lures we’ll see used a bunch on Lake Conroe:

Lee: Texas-rigged creature bait, medium depth crankbait, ChatterBait, and a wacky worm.

VanDam: Jig, spinnerbait, a crankbait that’ll cover that 10 to 18’ deep zone, and a ChatterBait.

Ashley: Jig, spinnerbait, medium range crankbait, and Texas rigged soft plastic.

6.) Predict the 3-day 2017 Bassmaster Classic winning weight.

Lee: 65 pounds

VanDam: 59 pounds

Ashley: 63 pounds

 

Alan McGuckin

 

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Swindle: Conroe Will Be a Texas-Sized Test

March 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM EDT

 

Amid a Facebook Live post Monday night, reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Gerald Swindle contemplated aloud, “If everything’s bigger in Texas, then maybe the shrimp here could be the size of squirrels.”

Squirrel-sized shrimp – the outcome of Swindle’s famous humor, blended with his sometimes-bizarre creative thinking.

But while all the talk leading into this 2017 Bassmaster Classic has been about records being broken – Swindle’s not sure the 23-pounds per day that VanDam averaged to win in New Orleans in 2011 is truly in jeopardy here.

Fishing Pressure – “The boat traffic here is as intense as anywhere we’ve ever competed,” says Swindle.

While he’s competed on Conroe in four previous Toyota Texas Bass Classics, those were autumn events, when fishing pressure was far less.

A “Big Bass” tournament already had 900 people fishing on Conroe earlier this month. And while this lake is hugely popular for bass fishing, add-in all the pleasure boat traffic between its seawalls, and it’s understandable the largemouth are likely to be a bit more fickle in March than October.

“It took 27 pounds to win a team event here the other day, but I’ve got a feeling some of those fish may have come from spawning beds, and honestly there’s just not much clear water here to focus on catching spawning fish for three days,” says Swindle.

Fat Singles Versus Big Schools – While Swindle says there are bass in all three phases of the spawn right now; the likelihood of finding an offshore mega-school is a long shot.

“This lake has never been a place with numerous schools of big fish – it’s got some giant bass in it – but it’s not like the Tennessee River where several guys can locate a school that might have a giant limit of fish in it,” he explains.

Worth noting is the 16” minimum length limit on Conroe which not only increases the challenge of catching a keeper-sized bass, but obviously increases the average weight of a 5-bass limit compared to most reservoirs B.A.S.S. visits where a 14” minimum length limit is more common.

5 Lures for 5 Fish Each Day – When asked to name five lures fans could expect to see most of the 52 competitors using this week, Swindle promptly rattled off the following as though you had asked for his phone number: ChatterBait, Spinnerbait, Jigs, Strike King Series 5 crankbaits, and a weightless Senko.

Finally, We’re Not Freezing – For years the Bassmaster Classic was a summertime event, but in 2006, it was moved to the February-March timeframe, and that’s brought frostbite threatening temperatures to venues like Tulsa, Oklahoma and Greenville, South Carolina.

It’s also brought a run of less than optimal performances for Swindle in the late winter derbies.

 “I’ve qualified for 9 of the 11 Classics they’ve had in the winter, and if we’d have been dove hunting, I wouldn’t have cut a feather,” he says with self-depreciating humor.

 “I’ve laid down a whole string of 26 and 27th place finishes, but finally I’ve got a Classic where I can feel comfortable enough to move around and make something happen,” he says.

 “When it’s 15-degrees outside, and you’ve got hand warmers taped to the handles of your Quantum spinning rods, you’re just waiting on something good to happen,” says Swindle. “But when it’s 80-degrees outside, a guy like me feels like he can run around and make something good happen – and that’s a really big deal.”

 “Nope, not gonna complain about the weather – that’s for sure,” says Swindle. “For the first time in years, you’ll actually be able to see who my sponsors are, because I won’t be dressed in long johns and covered up like an Eskimo.”

What Will it Take to Win? – “I’m gonna say if you average 20-pounds per day you could win,” says Swindle. Which is significantly less than what VanDam won with in New Orleans six years ago.

 “There may be a 30-pound limit weighed-in here, and it just might be me – but you’re not gonna see those giant limits caught everyday.”

“I know this, I’m boat #1 at morning takeoff – and that counts for a lot here too,” grinned Swindle, who earned that top position as reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

A shot at a 30-pound limit, shrimp the size of squirrels, and tall thermometers with high temps in the 80s – maybe everything is just a little bit bigger in Texas.

 

Alan McGuckin

 

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 We’ve been getting lots of questions lately on social media that go something like this.  “Hey, what is that rod I keep seeing the Quantum Elite Series pros using and where do I get them?” Well, the answer is, they’re called Tour Special Issue and we build these special prototypes just for our pros…..but you might be able to lay your hands on one too. 

We say “might” because these are highly customized rods that we build in very small batches often tweaking them from build to build based on feedback from our pros.  We really want our loyal Quantum fans to experience what our pros have created so we will make some of these special prototype rods available on line when we have a few extra.  You’ll just have to check our website periodically for availability because there will be very limited supply.

 Special Issue rods are truly built to specific input from the Quantum pro team.  You will find very lightweight, fast blanks, premium components, and actions designed specifically for every technique needed to contend for an Angler of the Year title.  Each prototype build is a refinement over the last based on continual input from the world’s best anglers….and trust me, when you’re dealing with the likes of Van Dam, Hackney, Swindle, Ashley, and the rest, you get lots of unfiltered input.  So, if you get the chance, order a Tour Special Issue rod before our pros lay claim to all of them.

 Here’s some insight into techniques recommended for each model. 

SIC6106XF – One of the most versatile ‘crescent wrenches’ of all the tools in this lineup. Ideal for accurately pitching lighter finesse jigs, or perhaps a wacky-rigged Senko to heavy cover or between boat slips.  The shorter length makes it very accurate and lightweight but it’s got plenty of backbone for soft plastic techniques.

 SIC704F – A fantastic finesse bait rod for those that don’t like spinning tackle. Seven feet long, but purposely limber for those that want to drop shot with a casting rod using really light line. Or, it’s ideal for reaction baits like squarebills, spinnerbaits, and jerkbaits.  Flukes and popper style topwaters are also in this action’s wheelhouse.

 SIC705F – Another very versatile rod that will work well with everything from lightweight Texas-rigged soft plastics to small shallow-diving crankbaits. Spinnerbaits and smaller chatterbaits fit this rod as well.  2016 AOY Gerald Swindle will reach for this one a ton.

 SIC706F – 2015 Classic Champ Casey Ashley employs this straight-up finesse pitchin artist featuring a stout blank, with the prefect amount of flex near the tip. Plenty of power for pitchin in tight places like boat docks where you need power to get ‘em out, but not so long it that becomes cumbersome.  It’s also a great all around choice for casting soft plastics.

 SIC707XF – A very stout pitchin stick for those who don’t want a long rod, but want the beasty power to throw full sized jigs and heavier Texas rigs.   It’s got that super fast action that’s been a Biffle go-to for years.

 SIC726XF – We haven’t put Swindle’s name on this one yet – but we might as well. He’ll skip truckloads of jigs around docks with this one. Plenty of action and sensitivity in the tip, with plenty of backbone in the blank for getting them out once they bite.  And don’t overlook any other power fishing techniques or frogs in open water.  This just might become one of your favorite rods on the deck of your boat.

 SIC747XF – Jordan Lee reaches for this one when casting big worms and football jigs away from the bank, but Powroznik thinks it may become our best rod for froggin’. And for those of you that still know the goodness of a Carolina Rig – try this one.

 SIC767XF – Powroznik calls this our ‘day in and day out’ pitchin stik. Perfect for medium to heavy Texas rigged plastics and jigs into flooded brush, laydowns, and anything else the former concrete man from Virginia comes across in shallow water. If you are a heavy cover pitching and flipping dude, this is the rod for you.

 SIC7107XF – The longest, strongest, “Hey bucketmouth, get in my boat” rod in the lineup. Don’t take a pocketknife to a gunfight. And Hackney says don’t flip heavy matted vegetation with anything else.  Or if A-rigs and big swimbaits are your game, you’ll need this rod.

 SIS684XF – This is the ultra ‘soft’ finesse rod for super light line spinning rod techniques.  Most of our pros won’t admit it, but when things get really tough they might pull this one out of the rod locker.

 SIS6105XF – Shaw Grigsby has caught a lot of spawning bass with this rod, and VanDam says this one is perfect for people that love to use spinning tackle to cast jerkbaits for smallmouth or cold water largemouths.  It’s probably the most versatile spinning rod in the line-up for flukes, tubes, shaky heads and the like.

 SIS725XF – VanDam says this is his ‘beefy finesse’ rod for sight fishing around bushes, gnarly docks, or for big bass in places like Florida or Texas that are on spawning beds. Great for handling 20-pound braid knotted to a 10-pound fluorocarbon leader.

 SIS744XF –  This is a great spinning rod anytime you need to make long casts in clear water. The perfect rod for shaky heads, drop shotting, or dragging tubes on the bottom for Smallmouth in the Great Lakes region.   Casting lighter jerkbaits or topwaters is made easy with this spinning rocket launcher.

  

 

Alan McGuckin

 

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Softbait Rigging Tips with Jordan Lee

February 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM EST

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Jordan Lee Not Hunkering Down at Okeechobee

February 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM EST

  

Jordan Lee might have been resting on his haunches while tying on baits prior to Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite on Lake Okeechobee. But that’s where the hunkerin down stops for the young Alabama pro that has remained in the Top 20 of the standings each day.

“That’s what everybody says when you come to Florida – that you gotta hunker down in one small area where you know there’s fish, and just be patient. But that’s not what I’m doing,” says the former Carhartt College Bassmaster champion.

“I had 11 Smoke HDs, and one Smoke spinning reel on this deck by the end of yesterday, and I’ve already got 10 out here to start today – so you can pretty much see I’m just scramblin’,” grinned the Lake Guntersville resident.

Lee says he’s well aware of the opportunity to catch giants from spawning beds here, but he’s never judged that pattern to be sustainable for three or four days in a row, so in turn he’s mixing-up his offerings in a big way.

“I’ve punched with a heavy Texas rig, I’ve fished in a crowd, caught one of my keepers from a spawning bed, thrown a topwater, and fished eel grass out in the middle of the lake. Daddy’s done it all,” grinned Lee in comical reference to himself.

“I don’t know if you’d call that ‘junk fishin’ or ‘scramblin’ - but I sure won’t be hunkerin down in one spot. Not this guy,” concluded Lee with his signature happy-go-lucky mile wide grin.

 

Alan McGuckin

 

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Fish Where They're Going with Jacob Powroznik

February 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM EST

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Jacob's Dream Come True

February 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM EST

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Custom Rigging Chatterbaits with G-MAN

February 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM EST

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