Howdy Gang –
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I was out on the Lake 3 days this week and did great…until the CBC Tournament on Saturday – of course! Wednesday and Thursday were both great days for numbers and size. We caught fish on topwater each morning – my lure of choice was a black and chrome chug bug. I caught fish on 4 consectutive casts at our first stop Thursday morning in Six Mile. I also found a strong Shakey Head bite out on the Main Lake – we caught several solid fish in the 3 lbs to 4 lbs range. My fish have been coming on rocky/clay banks and points both in the creeks and on the main lake. I know that is all about to change as the fish continue moving out post-spawn, but for now, they still seem to be up there good. I also had the pleasure this week of taking a client out on a guide trip. We utlilized the LanierMAPPED.com info and got on fish! Ross had a great time and really caught ’em Wednesday. I have attached some pictures from the trip. The weather was awesome, and we had a great day together! Thanks Ross! I look forward to more guide trips as the topwater bite gets stronger – knowing where those brushpiles are will be key folks!! Drop me a line if you would like to get out!
The CBC Tournament was a great event and the church raised some much-needed funds for their youth ministry. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this great cause! The highlight of my tournament was spending an hour and a half fishing out my spinning rod that got launched over my bow (thanks to my trolling motor kicking on)as I was trying to measure a fish. The fish was 15 inches, and I got my rod back. Happy ending I guess, but overall I did not adjust as I needed to on the water with the weather change. I caught allot of fish, but their heads were too close to their tails! Next time!!
Remember gang, use the JIMBO code at LanierMAPPED.com for a 20% Discount on all of our products!! What a great time to purchase main lake clips as well as clips at the mouths of the creeks. The topwater action is here and will only get better- be ready and know where those brush-piles are and the magnum spotted bass are hiding! For packages, I still highly recommmend Main Lake North, Main Lake South, and Six Mile Creek right now, along with the Four Mile area – you will get bit!
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TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – Make sure to come participate in the Casting for a Cause Tournament this Saturday, May 15th, out of Laurel Park. Time is SL – 3 PM. This is a great cause and a great organization – please come out and support them! $10,000 first place to the winner! (Based on 150 Boats) LanierMAPPED.com will be filming the weigh-in, and Eric Aldrich, along with yours truly will be fishing the tournament – can’t wait – should be an awesome event! Check out the link:
Lastly, I am now writing fishing articles for Associated Content. Most will focus on fishing, but other topics will be covered as well. Check out my latest submission on TopWater Fishing – Jimbo AC Article
Until next time everybody – tight lines!!