Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here is what my club is fishing this year, with my comments.
June 1st South Long- Other than the parking situation, I like the lake. I've fished it twice when we fished our 2nd tournament in 2009, which was on June 21st. I have some revenge to get on those bass.
June 22nd Mission Lakes- I like these lakes. I've fished them twice, but that was in October both times. I'm sure they will fish a bit differently than it did in 2008 and 2009 because those were after all in early October.
July 21st Rush Lake- I don't even know where this lake is, let alone anything else about it other than the Snatchers have fished it before twice, once in mid July of 2000 and once in late August of 2003. The lake took 19lb weights to win both times but there weren't many limits caught either time. Hopefully the lakes bass population has improved since then.
Aug 3rd Rabbit Lakes- I have fished these lakes 2 times as a Snatcher, once for pre-fish and once for the tournament in late July of 2010; And I fished it 3 times in 2004 for an Excel Bass Tournament I fished in late June 2004. I look forward to getting a bit of revenge on the fish there for 2010, but the lake has generally treated me well.
August 17th Blind- We won't find out the lake until the morning we go to fish it. It could be any lake within 30 miles of Brainerd that is 1000 acres or more and that we didn't fish last year, so North Long, Alexander, Bay, and Whitefish Chain are out. I believe the 30 mile rule puts Platte/Sullivan in play. I believe the Mississippi River is in play as well. Should be interesting.
Sept 21st Little Boy/Wabedo- I'm not happy that the club refused to switch this with Mission so the smallies could be in play. I fished there twice but that was for Muskie Tournament also in late Sept. or maybe it was Oct.. I don't recall what I caught other than 1 tiny muskie and maybe a couple of pike and bass in the reeds. I lost a box of topwater lures there. It just stinks that there could be a topwater smallie bite going on.
Hopefully my back will be OK this year, that's my biggest concern.