East West Harbor KBF trail
Grabbing dinner up the street from where we were staying with my good friend Bert Guthus chatting about how we wish Adam Shepard was with us like the year before and guess who walked in the restaurant. It was a good sign of things to come.
Confidence is made
Prefishing day one last years winning pattern was exactly the same and produced bigger fish. Thursday we explored weed beds and found more quality fish on certain secondary weed lines and where the grass was just clumps, another spot discovered and waypoint marked. The final day to prefish was friday and yet again a new spot found, really two spots holding quality fish one of those two spots was easy to see and find and had me a little concerned so I enjoyed myself and caught every bass I could. Now it’s just time to decide which spot my confidence was honestly at a all time high.
3 put ins and 4 spots
What can I say every time I prefish well tourney day ends up being brutal and that’s exactly what happened for whatever reason the bite was turned off at most my spots I put on west and left for east then left east for a different part of west after hitting three spots and having to move the car each time was a hassle but that is what I had to do to find a spot that still had biters. Im not stopping till I find one of my spots that still got them feeding or time runs out, not stopping until the bitter end. Took me to the fourth spot to find them and when I did it happened quick. Just have to see if they are enough.
In the trail I ended up 7th and in the Pro event I was 1st this isn’t exactly how I thought it would go and the Pro win is cool but having 6 other anglers ahead of you in the trail makes it bittersweet. Cody Milton reminded me that “it’s a good check though” dude is always positive. Congratulations to Shawn Skidmore putting up an impressive bag 88 inches!
Fishing with my friends finding killer fish together and sharing a lot laughs is just the best stuff. Every tourney I make new friends and get closer to my old friends man I love this sport regardless of how the tourney goes. It’s all about the journey.