Friday, April 19, 2013

Tournament Scouting

Shane and I hit the water this morning at Slavin's Boat Ramp on Mattawoman Creek, the same location that will host the 1st MAKBF event next weekend, to do some scouting. It turned out to be somewhat of tough day. The wind was howling most of the day and area has been pretty heavily fished recently with the FLW Tour event taking place tomorrow. We went left out of the ramp and headed up towards the barge.

Shane got there a little before me and by the time I caught up with him he already had already caught a solid carp, but that wasn't the fish we were targeting. We wanted to find a good concentration of bass and maybe hook into a few snakeheads as well. Welp, we never really found any of that. 
We searched deep into the pads throwing topwater and numerous other baits. But it wasn't getting the results for us. Finally, I got a hit next to fallen tree and was able to wrangle in a 18.75" bass that was very healthy.
A little later I got my second hit in between the lily pads. It hit hard and made a couple runs on the drag, only to be surprised to have caught a Channel Cat, again not what I was going for, but I'll take the action cause there wasn't much of it today.
A short while later Shane hooked into a decent bass that measured a little over 16" or so.
Then I got my last fish for the day a 17" largemouth in a patch of lilies.
I was content with the quality of fish that I caught, but the tournament is the combined length of 3 total fish, so I will really need a third fish on tournament day. I don't think you'll be able to place without catching the limit as there are going to be some high quality anglers in the event.
Needless to say I can't wait for next weekend, Hope to see you there!!
Here is the schedule everyone for the event!!!

6:00 am - Registration opens ($20 cash only please)
7:30 am - Launch and lines in the water
2:30 pm - Lines out of the water
3:00 pm - Check in starts
4:00 pm - Check in ends, must be in line by 4pm
4:30/5:00 - Awards and story telling



  1. Just out of curiosity, what did you catch them on? I am over in VA and plan to be there next weekend. I don’t think I will be able to get in a practice day.

  2. Awesome thanks. We will see you this weekend.