Welcome To My World On The Trail
My rookie season on the FLW tour officially came to an end on August 17, 2014. What an exciting first season it has been. I started out on Lake Okeechobee finishing 28th and then headed to Lake Hartwell where I finished 66th. Lake Sam Rayburn and Beaver Lake proved to be a little bit tougher since I had not fished either lake in the past. From there I headed to my neck of the woods, Pickwick Lake, where I scored my first top ten finish on the tour, placing 7th overall. I kept that momentum going heading into Kentucky Lake, finishing 28th. This finish bumped me up to 30th in overall points which allowed me to qualify for my first Forrest Wood Cup! I finished 8th at the Cup which was the perfect ending to a great season!
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Riding off the momentum of this season, I'm looking forward to taking it to the next level in 2014. With local and regional events on the horizon, I'm keeping my skills sharp and eyes on the prize. You can follow me on tour by checking out my Tournament Trail page with my complete schedule with results as they come in. Check back often and hope to see you on the water.
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Posted by michael on June 10, 2014
These past two weeks I've had two events. One has been on Kentucky Lake and the other has been at Pickwick Lake and the fishing has been at its finest at both of these venues. At KY lake I was fishing the FLW Rayovac series and at Pickwick lake I was fishing the FLW Tour event. Now both of these lakes have a lot in common for instance they are both Tennessee river chain lakes and they both have a lot of offshore ledges to fish. Any time I hear Tennesse river and ledges I get excited because thats how I love to fish for big ole bass. Now both of these events landed right on top of the best time to ledge fish on the Tennessee river and man did the weights show the results. At KY lake I finished 7th with a three day total of 67lbs and at Pickwick I finished 7th with a four day total of 81lbs. Now if you do the math on that its shows that I averaged over 20lbs a day at both of these tournaments and still came in 7th at both events. Thats a true testament at how really good these two lake are fishing right!!! This is how it all unfolded for me at both of these events.....
Posted by michael on March 10, 2014
Well the first two events of the season have come and gone. We started the season out on Lake Okeechobee with beautiful weather and great fishing. Lake Hartwell was a total 360 though. We had very tough weather conditions and very tough fishing conditions to fish under. All in all both events went well for me and I came away with decent finishes in both events and right now I'm sitting in 32 in the points.
Posted by michael on December 23, 2013
Here is a Pickwick giant I caught on December 18. She weighed in at 9lbs 6oz and I caught her on a Strike King A-Rig with Strike King swimming shads in smokin color for the baits. It was a slow day but we still managed to catch six fish including this big one and a few other quality fish. So don't let the cold keep you from fishing this time of the year because you never know when one of these could be on the end of your line.
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