Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lake Tarpon Tournament pre-fish 1/28

I got out and pre-fished Thursday for my Saturday tournament on Lake Tarpon and I was able to stick a couple keepers but overall the bite was slow. Water temp was between 64-66 degrees and the air temp was around 70 degrees and the water level was very high. Got on the water about 11am starting in the sandy point area with no success. Hydrilla was much thinner in that area than normal as is the norm around the lake these days with the all the spraying. Moved across to the Cobbs Landing area and was able to get a few keeper bites but couldn't land them which is fine since I was pre-fishing. I missed 2 on a junebug trick-worm and 1 on a green pumpkin fluke. I moved around flipping senkos and flukes with no success except for a small keeper sized bass on a black/blue senko in the canal north of Dolly Bay. Overall, I couldn't establish much of a pattern bite I was encouraged to get a couple nice bites after the cold weather. We shall see what happens on Saturday!

1 comment:

John said...

Brad is right, the weather was horrible with the wind blowing from the south, The rain wasn't bad but the winds kept us in the canals. My partner, Greg Eagle and I had pre-fished the weekend before and located some fish in the cattails on the east side of the lake and boated a few. That was going to be our gameplan for the NTBC tournament. Like I said earlier, the wind wasn't playing nice and we had to improvise. So we found a couple of canals on the west side and camped in them all day. Using 10.5" worms, Rattletraps and Spinnerbaits, we were both able to catch 5 keepers and finish first and second. This was totally unexpected but we both worked hard for our fish and just happened to find the right spot.