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  • November 10, tournament results

    Posted by Brian on November 11, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Saturday I fished the morning tournament with a regular client of mine. We had a fun day, caught probably 15 bass, 2 drum and lost a few. We had 5 keepers for 10.51lbs for 8th place.

    We started the day fishing the right bank in Sister Cove. We fished there a few morning ago with success, so was hoping to duplicate the success. With both of us fishing with SSR5 in shad color pattern, I had a keeper on(about 2.5lbs) in 10 mintues. I fought him all the way to and around the boat before he jumped and slung the hook 6″ from the net…..that one stung for a while:( That was our only fish there.

    Our second spot was straight across the channel from Fate Sanders to the bank where the DO NOT ANCHOR sign is. We started there and fished the bank to the left for 100 yards. We stayed in 2ft-4ft, casting ssr5 to rocks on the back. We fished around the point until the rocks ended. In 1.5hours there, we caught 6 with 3 keepers. The light breeze was blowing into the bank and there were definitely bass concentrating. I like this bank because it is not far off the channel for fish to move up and out of.

    From there I attempted to motor behind the Smyrna Pumphouse. Well, I actually did make it back there, but I got stuck in the process. I kicked up mud, rocks and who knows what. When I did get back to the deeper area I thought it looked perfect. Calm, cloudy, enough depth, perfect for a buzzbait. 30 minutes went by and nothing, I thought that was spot was going to finish out our limit with some big fish!

    We idled out very slowly and headed to Fall Creek where I caught a few the other day. Fishing the left side at entrance we caught 3 short fish and abandoned that pattern.

    We tried back at our second spot were we caught 3 keepers…..nothing.

    Lastly, we went behind Fate Sanders Marina with 1.5hrs left and start casting our ssr5’s. We caught 2 decent keepers in 1ft in the back left corner. It was then time to head in and see where the chip would fall. I did not think we had enough for a check, but I knew it took 10lbs for 2nd place last week…….so I thought maybe it could happen again. 8th place is where we finished. We needed a couple big fish. Still, a fun day on the water and a great guide trip. ******This was a guided trip in tournament format. Some of my clients pay for a trip and then we both pay our entry fees in a tournament. If we win anything, we split it. If YOU would like to fish a tournament with me, just let me know”!*******


    blockel replied 10 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • blockel

    November 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Great post Brian! Hmm, doing a guided tournament, that’s definitely worth consideration. What particular tournament trails or series that you typically participate in throughout the year?

  • Brian

    November 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I have fished several open tournaments with clients, ie. Lions Club, Murfreesboro outdoors, but mainly I do the Saturday morning team ones. There only$40 a boat.

  • degaman

    November 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    If that is Mike’s tournament there are some darn good anglers that fish it. My son and I used to fish it until we realized we were just sweetening the pot for the winners.

  • Brian

    November 12, 2013 at 12:16 am

    That’s correct, you need to have a good day on the lake to have a shot. There are few local guys that have been on the lake their entire lives and fish every chance they get. I usually finish pretty good, but sometimes that 1st place hump is hard to get over! You almost always need to have a big kicker fish to win.


  • blockel

    November 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Is there a website or anything for Mike’s tournaments?

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