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Today’s Top 2
1. Kevin Short’s Fort Gibson baits.
Every time Kevin Short finishes high, he names these baits I know zip about. Maybe you’re in the same boat. This time he finished 2nd, and said he used a Zoom Baby Brush Hog and these two baits:
A Peeper’s Baits Sandman Deuce topwater prop bait in the dragon color,
and a WEC-E1 crankbait in the classic color made by Ed Chambers of Zoom Baits.
Kevin’s got some wood! (Did I say that out loud?)
Picked Kevin’s brains for a long time today, super interesting, more coming soon.
2. Tommy Biffle’s Fort Gibson bait.
T Biff finished 4th using the Biffle Bug in the Sooner Run color (below) – named Sooner Run I assume because he won the 2004 Elite event of the same name using it. Here’s that exact bait and color, in case you’ve never taken a good look at it:
> Toyota will host a no-entry-fee team event Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 on Lake Norman. The one-day tournament was created in an effort to show appreciation for the hundreds of bass anglers that have purchased a Toyota truck and registered for the Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks program.
> All registered Bonus Bucks participants are invited, and only one of the team members must be registered in the Bonus Bucks program to be eligible to compete in the tournament which will be held at Queen’s Landing.
> The top 30 teams are guaranteed a paycheck. The first 100 teams to sign up for the tournament will receive a gift pack including a custom-made “Tundra Fishing Team” rod from Quantum, as well as a tackle pack, and clothing from Carhartt.
> Participating anglers are required to pre-register by Saturday, October 6. To register, please visit www.toyotafishing.com or call (918) 742-6424.
> B.A.S.S. tournament staff will be on site Saturday afternoon October 13 at Queen’s Landing for check-in, followed by a series of brief “Tundra tailgate seminars” conducted by Elite Series anglers Kevin VanDam, Terry Scroggins, Mike Iaconelli, Gerald Swindle, Britt Myers, Marty Robinson and Casey Ashley. The first 50 teams to sign up will enjoy a free dinner cruise with these Elite anglers Saturday evening….
2. TX: Pay $100, Compete for $100,000.
And beat a pro to do it?
> The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is proud to welcome back the ShareLunker Club Tournament (SCT) on Lake Conroe, Oct. 1-21, 2012. Once again, members will have the opportunity to compete for $100,000, and this year, participants will also be competing against the world’s top anglers.
> To participate in the tournament, anglers will need to first register and become a SCT member, and then fish on Lake Conroe between Oct. 1-21, 2012 (the “Tournament Period”). A $100 fee is required to become a member and only pre-registered members will be eligible for the $100,000 prize. The member that catches the largest Toyota ShareLunker from Lake Conroe during the Tournament Period will win a cash prize of $100,000.
> A new component has been added to this year’s tournament, adding more competition to the field of anglers. Professionals fishing in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, Sept. 28-30, 2012, will be able to participate in the ShareLunker Club Tournament. In order to be eligible, they will also need to pay the $100 fee to become an SCT member.
> Visit toyotatexasbassclassic.com to download a registration form and submit the membership fee.
Quote of the Day
For me it’s a homegrown tomato sandwich. With good bread, mayo and some pepper. Can’t be any of those tomatoes from the grocery store.
- Jerry McKinnis answering what could be the most morbid interview question ever: What would be your final death row meal?
Death row?! How ’bout rescued from a desert island or somethin’?
Shot of the Day
Look at this mutant bass!
That’s just refraction, but it looks weird!
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