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Back on track at Beaver

Posted by blake on April 13, 2014


(Photo: Colin Moore)

Wow, does it feel good to get that monkey off my back!  It wasn’t a great tournament, but I feel like I’m back on track nonetheless.  In fishing, like many other sports, confidence is key and this tournament at Beaver Lake has definitely helped get mine back.  Beaver is usually a tough fishery and it was the case this week.  I was lucky enough to get some quality fish day one that helped keep me in the mix to make the cut.

The first morning started out awesome, catching a 3 lb spot and 3 lb largemouth in the first thirty minutes.  The morning bite was important which is usually the case when I come to Beaver.  The day went great, but I just couldn’t get a kicker bite and ended up weighing in a 12 incher.  Day one ended with a solid start of 11-12 which kept me in it.

Day two went very similarly to day one minus the few quality bites I received.  A squarebill and a DT-6 were my lures of choice and I was able to fish my strengths.  Anytime I can chuck and wind I feel comfortable about my chances.  Before the day ended I found a big girl on a bed, in the 5 to 6 lb range, but ran out of time and ended the Tour event in 35th place and a nice check.

All in all, it was a fun tournament.  Beaver is the kind of place you can fish your strengths no matter what they are and make it work for you.  I’m really looking forward to the next few events coming up.  I love fishing offshore and Pickwick and Kentucky Lake should set up great for that.  I’m glad to be back on track and I’m looking forward to attacking the second half of the season with some positive momentum.  – BN