Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Niece Devin's 1st Ever Bass

My 7 year old niece Devin caught her first ever bass last week down in Florida.  I think she got it on a Yum Dinger in the midst of a school that was busting on baitfish.  My brother told her to reel in while jerking it and it nailed the Dinger.  She wanted Dad's help, but he made her reel it in all by herself.  Good Job Devin!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

FLW Fantasy Fishing Changes for 2014

Here is the Summery from BassFan:
My thoughts:  I'm happy, happy, happy, that they brought prizes back for all the events and went with lesser prizes, but more of them.  A+ FLW!!!

As for the new scoring system, I'm on the fence.  I thought it was hard enough to pick anglers under the old way of doing it and putting a salary cap on anglers will probably complicate the game more than is needed.  Sounds like a hassle, but we will just have to see how it works.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bass Snatchers 2014 Tentative Tournament Schedule

The #1 thing I wanted to see on this years schedule was a tournament on Leech Lake.  It looks like that will happen.  I am least enthusiastic about having a blind tournament again this year.  I would much prefer to start at 7AM, rather than at 8AM which the having it be a blind tournament requires.

I am excited about fishing Woman Lake, which the Bass Snatchers haven't done since I joined the club.  I also like the Serpent Lake and Pelican picks, but would prefer Pelican and Whitefish get switched so the smallmouth in Whitefish could be in play.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

What I Caught Fish On in 2013

2013 was the year of the swimbait for me.  The Havoc Grass Pig was the #1 bait, but I caught a lot of fish on 1 pack of Yum Money Minnows, a couple of sample Berkley Powerbait Ripple Shads, and what I had left over from a pack of  Gambler EZ's and Big Bite Baits Cane Thumpers.  All in all swim baits accounted for 427 fish and a few more caught on chatterjigs and jigs.  I only got 102 fish on Crawtubes this year after getting 221 on them the year before.

Stanley Phantom was my #1 topwater bait with 111 fish caught.

Here is the full list of what I caught fish on in 2013: