The Buzzz - FLW National Guard - Lake Mead - May 2010 - California Bass Fishing Forum
» Site Navigation
» Home
 > Search
 > FAQ
» Forum Search
» Insurance
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-10-2010, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 208
Default The Buzzz - FLW National Guard - Lake Mead - May 2010

I started off with a good draw for Day 1 – Ron Hobbs, Jr., a fellow Northwesterner from Seattle. We started the morning off with a run to some fish he had on beds. When we arrived, he snuck up to the first bed. While he worked his small mouth, I fan casted with a couple of different baits which I’ll disclose later. It didn’t take him long before he had his 1st keeper in the boat. We proceeded to the 2nd bed, where I did the same, while he worked that bass. On the way to his 3rd bed, which wasn’t too far away – I casted to the side of a point with my tube and hooked my first keeper that came off at the boat. The rest of the day consisted of cruising banks while Ron looked for bed fish and cruising bass. Ron located a fish on a bed and while he was trying to entice that largemouth to bite, I casted my tube down the center of a pocket and got hammered. I reeled down, set the hook, and the 4 pounder comes jumping out of the water and comes unbuttoned. That was a heartbreaker! By the time weigh-in came, I managed to land 2 fish that weighed in at 2.09 pounds.

Day 2 – I drew a really nice guy, Michael Mclernon. This is his rookie year and his 2nd FLW National Guard Tournament. We made a long run across both basins and it was quite scary. He pulled into a bay that had a lot of shallow pockets and a reef. Mike managed to catch a limit casting to the pockets and I managed to pull off 3 nice keepers off the reef on my Canyon Plastics tube, in my go-to color 00B. I weighed in 6 pounds 3 ounces for the day, which moved me up to 36th place.

Day 3 - was an awesome draw – a Pro who I drew before – Charley Almassey. We took a 50 mile run which paid off handsomely. This particular day, I set my tube down and started the morning off with a drop shot with the 4-1/2” Roboworm. Within the first hour, I put 3 keepers in the boat while Charlie was throwing reaction baits. Not much was happening with the reaction bait, so Charlie picked up the jig and proceeded to whack them. I continued to drop shot behind him, but to no avail. It didn’t take long to figure the jig bite was on, so I picked up my jig and proceeded to catch 5 more bass by the end of the day. I culled to a 5 bass limit for 8 pounds 2 ounces, which vaulted me to a respectable finish of 19th place.

My baits of choice for this tournament:

Day 1 – I never set down my tube, which was a Canyon Plastics 00B – Texas Rigged – non pegged with a 3/16” slide sinker.
Day 2 – I alternated between the tube and the drop shot – with a 4-1/2” Roboworm - the color Aaron’s Magic.
Day 3 – Was the drop shot with the same worm as above, and ˝ ounce Bayou Tackle jig in a dark craw color and the Yamamoto Twin Tail Trailer.

Fish on

[b] Lobina Lures
Big Bite Baits
[b] Canyon Plastics [b]
[b] Bayou Tackle Company [b]
[b][url=] D & M Custom Baits
Chris Ricci is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the California Bass Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
THE BUZZZ - 2010 WON BASS US OPEN LAKE MEAD - JULY 2010 Chris Ricci Northern California 0 07-23-2010 10:53 PM
The BUZZZ - FLW NATIONAL GUARD - DELTA - JUNE 2010 Chris Ricci The Buzzzz 1 06-16-2010 08:23 PM
The Buzzz - FLW National Guard - Lake Mead - May 2010 is posted! Chris Ricci Northern California 3 05-10-2010 01:20 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.