So, this one is in the books. This year is not going nearly as well as I had hoped. I’d love to try and blame it on my boaters, but, they aren’t the ones who are holding my Big Bear fishing rods. No matter where they put me, no matter whether or not they catch fish, I need to still be able to find a way to catch them. That being said, we’ve put 4 tournaments in the books so far this season and my boater and I both have zeroed out in three of them. The other, I finished in 9th with my boater zeroing out. So, yeah, it’s been a really rough year so far. I have, on the other hand, had great guys as boaters so far this year. Just none that have been on fish.
The one thing I picked up in this tournament was that when you pull up on a bank, and you start catching short fish after short fish, back off that same bank about 20 to 30 feet and and fish a little deeper. The fish are there, they just haven’t finished pulling up just yet. So, back off a little and see what you pull out.
I should have been fishing off of the other side of the boat when we started pulling in those short fish. That’s something I will take along with me on from now on.
So, until next time…