BASSMASTER Open Tournament – James River

We stayed at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield Virginia. In the three days of prefishing, I covered a lot of water trying to figure out the tide and the changes in fish location with the tide. Thanks to my good friend Dave Perdue who is also a Pro angler on the Bassmaster open trail, we were able to narrow down where, when, and what fish were biting on.

Day one of the tournament started off quick, had three solid keepers in the boat within the first hour. They caught on a zoom trick worm with a red bug color Texas Rig and a black terminator single blade spinner bait. Finished day one with almost 8 lbs.

Day 2 started off similar to day 1 good fish were caught early and in low tide. The same baits were used for day 2. With almost 9 lbs gained on day 2, I moved up to the top half of the pack of standings. After only catching 8 good keepers had my 5th fish on day 2 that possibly would have put me into the money but was unable to land him into the boat.

Overall a great tournament at a new lake for me. It was a great learning experience with the tide changes and thanks to my good friend Dave Perdue, my sponsors Associated Scales, Jonathan Creek Outfitters, Mama Nancy Cabs, and my Family for supporting me.

Finished 79th out of 160 with a total weight of 16 lbs and 14 oz.