Well its finally here! Fishing season has entered wide open mode and I sure hope it does not stop till November at the earliest! I have definitely earned a trophy for all the miles traveled in the last 7 days. It started Thursday when I left on a blazing path towards south Florida to hook up with my buddy Ronnie Seets and his wife to spend a few days chasing them fat girl Florida bass. What was supposed to be a 9-10 hour trip down turned into 14hours, talk about exhausting! Traffic, weather, computer shut downs when I had to get license, ect…were key factors in that. Friday was spent on the Harris Chain of lakes which is an absolutely beautiful fishery! Such an extremely cool place to see and the fishing isn’t bad either! Then Saturday and Sunday we headed down to Okeechobee to try our luck out.
Monday morning I woke up and after a great breakfast headed out to take Mary Lynn home to Alabama. This time it only took 9hrs thankfully, that is a lot better! I arrived back at my house around 10pm Monday night and now as I type this I am in Shreveport, Louisiana working with Wired2Fish. I got into town about 5pm yesterday and we headed out at 6am this morning to see all the guy’s before their final practice day. “Dock Talk” says this classic may be a pretty tough one. Lot’s of different baits were on the decks of boats this morning, everything from frogs to jigs and crankbaits. One quote from Shaw Grigsby was “everything is changing so fast its really hard to tell what’s going to be right tomorrow”. I can imagine that’s a pretty true statement for most of if not all the anglers. The practice day’s have been far from ideal, with rain, cold fronts and muddy water. The weather will be changing the majority of the tournament and as I say,” bass are either going into a transition, in a transition, or coming out of a transition”, and I think that will hold true for this tournament! It will be exciting one for sure!
If you want to keep up with everything this week check out the Wired2Fish Facebook Fan Page. I will be working with these guys all week to bring live updates from the classic. Its going to be super busy and a lot of great info for everyone!
Here are a few pics from the last few days: