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In an up and down tournament with changing conritions, Bryan Thrift used a buzzbait, a Chatterbait, five crankbaits and a shakey head to win the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Conroe this weekend. He ended up with 53-04 and won by a huge 9-04.
In case you think that was the only “pattern,” it wasn’t. Brian Snowden finished 2nd mostly flipping boat slips in Walden Marina with a green pumpkin jig, and said: “This is a patient lake where you really have to work an area methodically while at the same time cover a lot of water.”
Keith Combs finished 3rd by cranking brushpiles on main lake points.
No predominant pattern…that’s early fall for ya. Thrift pic below – and didja know Dave Mercer emcees other tourneys too?
Not real sure what went down at the TTBC…intimates-wise…but here’s a pic Mercer posted with this description:
Gotta love my buddy Dave Lefebre, he plans to toss his lucky Flash Gordon underwear in the crowd at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic weigh in tonight since they are not lucky for him anymore. So you guys tell me is it lucky or unlucky to be the person that catches his underwear?
More grass on the way in NY?
> A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist recently discovered hydrilla in the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda. DEC urges boaters to take steps to prevent the spread of this and other aquatic invasive species.
> Prior to the discovery in North Tonawanda, hydrilla was found in the Cayuga Inlet and small, isolated occurrences on Long Island and Orange County.
> DEC urges boaters, anglers and others enjoying New York’s incredible and abundant water resources to help stop aquatic hitchhikers.
Tip of the Day
> Say you’re on a really good spot and the fish are biting…. You’ve got a limit of 3-pounders and you’re hoping for a good kicker or two to give you a boost at weigh-in. But if you don’t get a big fish within the first few you catch, chances are you’re not going to.
> Fish tend to school in size classes. I’ll save that spot for tomorrow, or the next tournament.
> To get a big kicker, chances are I’ll try to find some isolated cover somewhere – a single stump on a drop-off or a laydown at the bank. That’s where lone big bass are more likely to hang out. And I’ll probably fish the cover with a jig and a chunk trailer. I don’t think there’s a better big-bass bait than a jig.
Quote of the Day
Looking back, I don’t think I’ve really worked in my life.
- Gentleman George Cochran, talking about fishing for a living, and overlooking the fact that he worked his tail off on the railroad and in bassin’ to accomplish what he did. We love ya George!
Shot of the Day
Three-year-old holding his biggest bass to date, caught and not released from Steel Lake i Federal Way, WA. Awesome catch buddy!
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