One of my favorite things in the world is bass fishing and I really enjoy bass tournaments. While not much of a tournament angler myself, I follow the tournament trails, fish with some of the pros (hey it's part of the job) and have written hundreds of articles about bass fishing. The professional circuits are in full swing and this week finds both the FLW and Bassmaster trails competing.
The Bassmaster Elite Series kicked off their first tournament of the year at bass factory Lake Amistad in Texas. A severe cold front moved through the area right before the tournament began and the temperature dropped around 40 degrees overnight. This hampered the anglers who were on bedding fish, but some anglers, Most notably Mike Iaconelli and Gary Klein are fishing more stable fish.
Iaconelli is leading with a 27-pound, 9-ounce limit. His stringer was anchored by big fish of the day, a 12-pound, 13-ounce hawg. To read all of the details check out http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tournaments/elite/news/story?id=3975348.
Cold weather is also the word at Missouri's Table Rock Lake, where the stars of the FLW Tour are battling. That didn't stop former Kentuckian David Walker from weighing a five fish limit of 26-pounds, 11-ounces.
You can check out the FLW Tour at http://flw.flwoutdoors.com/tournament.cfm?cid=1&did=25&t=news&tday=1&atype=6&tid=6122&tyear=2009&aid=149565.
Finally, congratulations to the Eastern Kentucky University team of Tyler Moberly and Richard Cobb for winning the College Bass East Super Regional on Clarks Hill Lake in Evans, Ga. The duo outdistanced 38 collegiate teams to take the trophy after several near misses in recent years.
You can read all about it here http://www.collegebass.com/news/templates/news.aspx?articleid=90&zoneid=2.