Breaking Down a TOUGH Fishery - Tennessee River Bassmaster Practice -Unfinished Family Business Ep 8

Breaking Down a TOUGH Fishery - Tennessee River Bassmaster Practice -Unfinished Family Business Ep 8

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over 50 years ago my dad began his career on the bassmasters tour and that's where this story begins 19 tournament wins nine angler of the years but the one that eluded him the bassmasters classic in 2020 i fished a bassmaster open drill with one simple gold qualify for the elites it was a hard-fought battle many ups many downs it came down to the last tournament came down to the last cast now that i've made the bassmaster elite series the goals are simple to win a bassmaster elite event and get one of the blue trophies [Music] fight and claw to win an angle of the year title and the ultimate goal to win the bass masters classic trophy a title that eluded my father for over 50 years i want to bring that home and finish the legacy this is unfinished family business [Music] [Music] so it's 6 27 and normally we would be headed to the ramp but it's not looking too good so see the yellow and the orange it's not good i think i'm playing yup i think i'm playing what did you do order all this wooden stuff yeah for this tournament yeah you don't like cola florida boys don't like cold i'm ready i got electric electric pants electric vest and i got a full-sized electric jacket if i need it where i hope you're riding suit don't lick you but you're getting shocked out there hey has anybody seen billy yet he's supposed to be here like he won't answer his phone or nothing i don't know where he is it goes straight to the voicemail billy where you is man where you is i got to come out of these things man it's just hot for real do you go outside yet i'll peek back right side yeah big rain's coming at like 9. really what happened to billy was he went and fished this big bass derby on harris yeah caught a few bass got the big head yeah and he's just just he might be ditching us he's got he's got a big tournament i talked to him a couple days ago and he said he was on his way and then he won't answer stone dude yeah you can hear it whipping oh yeah yeah here it comes but this is a world of difference in the weather it doesn't feel that cold actually i might be able to survive today yes yes we have we have hand warmers my friend handles below we have toes we have toe warmers we have body warmers these are the ones i'm so excited about i'm sticking these on everything this is body there's about yeah look at that look at that super warmer actually i need that one that's the one i want but help yourself so of all the years that i knew hot hands existed i didn't know that they had hot hands for different body parts yeah that kind of oxymoron no you did hot hands why would i not think it's just for your hands it should be called hot body correct yeah hot body hot toes what are these yeah you just drill holes to stay warm so isis is a real thing it's not a it's not just go out and get drunk the thing yeah it's not an excuse yeah it's not i don't have any women watching this show so we can we can talk truthful yeah it's all guys we all get it yeah no no no we're being honest here honestly yeah honestly i don't see adam as a liar what are you catching i don't think that i don't think so i'm a very good guy i think dude i went in the spirit like i always they come up they drill a hole and then they freeze it they drop a frozen worm down there that doesn't it's frozen it can't move and they're expecting a fish to eat they eat it we went there in the spirit lake and they had this big ice tournament going on like literally spare lake iowa they had this giant ice festival and there was little shanties like the whole lake was just shanks like like the wood like the wood like the nice ones no like all kinds left tents and trailers and nice ones big ones little ones and and i walked around and i was doing this little piece to interview people about it and it was like one o'clock in the afternoon i can see where this is going already every person i interviewed was drunk dude yeah that's the way it was drunk like beer cans and just wasted dudes they all passed out out there like last year out there drunk and they wake up and they're half a mile off the ice broke loose they had to get helicopters and get the people off because their ice broke loose and they floated out in the middle yeah that happened a week and a half ago when we were at the st john's a huge chunk of lake superior broke off and guys were floating away i showed mccoy it's coming down hard now i mean you know a spring rain is one thing but a cold cold rain is another but it should it should warm up the water a little bit quicker i mean it it is warmer water going into the lake all over the whole lake so the surface temp should rise right now hey well that was 8 17. five minutes ago it's almost over yeah i mean the bad the bad stuff's almost gone by nine o'clock the yellow and red's gone and it's just rain until about about eleven eleven thirty ish oh [Music] make sure [Music] [Applause] [Music] is [Music] first day of practice is important we gotta quickly figure out what these fish are doing the quicker we can figure that out the more spots we can find water temperature is basically like 43 44 degrees that's cold we do have a warming trend coming up so these fish are really going to start making some some moves over the next couple days where they end up will probably be somewhere they're not during practice so i need to locate where they are now and then anticipate where they're going because i think they're going to be making a move it'd be first big warming trend in the spring we've got to catch them this tournament guys you know we put ourselves in a in a in a position that is is not good right out of the gate but it is what it is you move on you learn a little bit you you tighten your uh bootstraps up a little bit and you get after it a tournament like this is going to boil down to a couple small little details the right kind of bank the right kind of lure the right kind of retrieve making good decisions i'm gonna take you guys on a little journey and i appreciate y'all hanging out i say it every video how much i appreciate y'all i appreciate you more and more every every every video i really do so so so i'm targeting right now guys is i'm targeting these 45 degree banks and and bluffs not necessarily straight like straight up and down bluffs and and i will try out some of those but these are what i call 45 degree angle banks i'm sitting in 10 foot of water right now so it's not super deep but this is a channel swing right here this is where the river comes in and kisses this bank so you've got the main river channel right there beside us and this time of the year these fish will will get on this kind of stuff it's just you gotta find out what's going on sometimes get these little laydowns and stuff kind of get in the way coming up to this bank here a little cleaner as far as logs and stuff so i can make a longer cast get it down and crawl it and crawl it over those rocks should get bit this is where it really gets a little better looking to me watching that panoptix the whole time too just trying to see you know if i see movement trying to see what what definitely these fish might be kind of chilling at which is very beneficial that's one of the big advantages to this panoptix is is you know obviously catching fish on it's one thing but just knowing where the activity is right you start seeing a lot of activity in 10 foot of water then you obviously need to start targeting 10 foot of water especially when it's cold like this because there's days that they just don't bite right i mean like you just go over a lot of water and you never get a bite without pan optics you know you just don't know if they're just not biting or if they're not there i'm kind of scanning as i go around these points like right here i'm scanning with the trolling motor the garmin forest i'm just scanning that right there and i'm seeing if i see a fish move out of those rocks and i really haven't seen much so it's not that um i'm too concerned about bait choice or there's one oh one just hit it one did hit it right there left on that tree what the heck i don't know what it was it wasn't you know what like a big bite it was like something slapped it [Music] what's up what's up what's up what y'all doing oh man hey the downtown i mean it's pretty damn cool dude you got lots to do down there yeah it looks really neat i'm jelly all right listen hey do me a favor go explore a little bit while i'm out here get my brains beat in dude y'all gonna enjoy knoxville okay go enjoy bring me bro you better bring me back something bring you back something i'll bring you back some chick-fil-a or something yeah all right all right fellas have fun all right see you later what did you get what is that what was it called bring the fire yeah the ring of fire but no habaneros i'm not i'm not a mad area i can't eat all that hot sauce what did you get jake i've been called weird before but i like egg on my burger it's so good it's like a breakfast burger that's bacon on there some onion bits that's insane i got the steak oh the steakhouse first yeah freaking amazing it's delicious mountain dew was born here in knoxville tennessee did not know that what's the number one b-roll shot you can always use dog shots 100 dog shots he's down there elvis presley started his musical career right here it's pretty crazy we are at the world's fair park giant gold ball we found the world's fair mccoy can you get a picture of me like you know one of those ones they do with the leaning tower of pizza they're not pizza pizza yeah but like the world's fair ball does that work so it's about it's about that big [Laughter] no but this is from the world's fair which i have no idea what that is it's a big giant science fair a bunch of nerds really a bunch of nerds hanging out showing off cool stuff the first touch screen was actually showed off at this world's fair that was here it's pretty cool haven't found anything yet guys i don't think the fishing's gonna be that bad once you figure it out i really don't and i wish i knew you know one of the disadvantages to living in florida is that you don't get to experience different weather conditions you don't get to experience all the different types of fishing that you have in this country because in florida like like you could show me for example swim baits and flipping mats and flipping grass 365. there is no 40 degree water and you know channel swings and all that kind of stuff so you know you get out here on the road and and you have to just figure it out and and i'm not the smartest guy when it comes to this stuff if i can figure it out i'm good at catching them once i kind of get dialed in i'm versatile enough that usually over time i'll kind of piece something together but it's not a it's not an instinct thing it's not a wake up in the morning and go oh today water temperature is 44 and it's raining and i know exactly what i'm gonna do because i've done that 20 different times over my life in tournaments that just hasn't happened so i guess the best way to describe what i'm doing right now is a little bit of process of elimination right i know that i'm throwing the crank bait properly i know i'm putting it into the air to an area if they're there they're gonna they're gonna bite and just because you know i don't get bit going on that bank right there that looked good little points of rocks and lay downs and gravel and some transition just because i didn't get bit there that doesn't mean that that's not the way to catch them it just means two it means two things it either means that's not the way to catch them or they're just not on that particular bank no man i ain't caught crap i hadn't caught one i and and i'm not even like i'm getting ready to get out of here because i'm not even seeing them on my graph like as i'm going down these banks i ain't seen a fish swam swimming in the water yet there he is there he is all right oh that's a good one too oh yeah oh i pulled off oh dang it what the heck right here on this point wind's blowing in i'm looking at my garmin graph see this little point that sticks out it extends farther out it could be the deal just ran right at me probably a smallmouth the way that he even though he didn't jump largemouth are going to be way sluggish the mouth four degree water doesn't bother them at all all right well so far i really hadn't uh found anything we've just kind of like i said eliminating some water here we're over on teleco there's not as many boats on this lake and so my thought was find a few fish over here probably have them yourself a little bit better but it's like it's being a little finicky i'm not real sure we went way up the lake and just i don't know i'm just not feeling it you know i don't see fish on the graph obviously not getting that many bites so i'm really not really sure what to do get it out of my system i've talked about a few times today he's got about six or seven bites canterbury the same thing four or five bites so they're definitely biting better on on loudon so we'll uh you know we'll keep we'll keep plugging away we're gonna make our way over to fort loudoun here in a minute and uh we'll evaluate but you know it's all part of the process guys oh there's mike there's fight that was a decent bite that was a weird deal it was like it was like hitting like a machine gun so i don't think it was a bass unless it was a real small one all right so today was uh i would say challenging that's probably a good word a couple bites i mean golly i don't even know but we'll figure it out it looks a lot better over here though i will say that yeah guys this was a squirrely day my new favorite lake all i know is i'm cold i can barely move fishing's awesome on this place is it actually good no it's terrible oh what can we what can we put on the hot sauce how about put them on those crackers like take some of those crackers out of that uh take a lot of the crackers out like y'all ate them all day like you all ate all the crackers and there's only like a handful and like six of them left and they'll be like dude you who ate all the crackers and then they'll eat the only six there they'll be doused yeah but they're all stuck together so you could even take a couple apart oh yeah we gotta do that when we get there you know i've been doing this 20 years and there's been lots of practices that have been crazy like this right it's no reason other than i just didn't get a little group today i'm close i know what the fish are doing or at least i know what to do to get some bites the question is how do you win the tournament that's the question like it's one thing just to do what everybody else is doing and maybe do okay but then you got to out fish everybody doing the same thing they're doing or do we go find something different or special that's the question what is that you didn't oh my gosh you put that in there i'm an evil genius oh no i'm just gonna clean it up make it look good you like opened it up and put it inside oh no where's where's the rest of him he's pulling up right here those are all done some more ones you can put on there it's perfect somebody's probably gonna get like a double handful they're like frozen solid though it'd be like a popsicle stuck on here [Laughter] we found out our refrigerator's a [Laughter] freezer when i got here i don't know how many you like but it's probably adam more than anybody that ate all those there's and you put hot sauce on them so you ate them all and then you put hot sauce on them y'all are gonna piss me off pretty soon i was not involved in that the hot sauce does not bother me i'm trying to tell you all that like it doesn't bother me that bad the fact that you ate the whole y'all eat the whole damn tupperware is it my mom made me but then they tried to pull a fast and put hot sauce on the last four or five i'm sure you were in on that and i ate two or three and i'm telling y'all it does not bother me obviously it doesn't bother me you're sweating i just got a shower full that's not hot i mean for lack of a better term y'all just suck here get the sauce out dab it with your finger i mean i don't want to drink it but i mean i open it there's spoonfuls this thing was full when i got here last night full and i open it up and then there's four i'm like oh look i got four at least i can eat then i put two in my mouth and they're covered in ghost pepper sauce peanuts little cookies by the way y'all are sweet all right i'll have to apologize now i feel bad no you shouldn't feel bad where's the tub at okay it's upstairs just put them in with the rest of them someone's gonna eat them yeah they hide your thing yeah they took them all out and hit them over there and one of the flw tournaments good big ones yeah they were on the bed i know that's where they that's the area they catch them at where he was at all right good morning everybody let's talk about tournament fishing for a minute for all of y'all that want to uh become a professional bass angler tournament fishing isn't all about just catching a bunch of fish it's about formulating a game plan right when you formulate a game plan you've got to execute that game plan and sometimes executing that game plan uh can be difficult because of uncontrolled variables right like the current rain temperature all the different things that you've got going on and that's a big that's a big x factor right so you know you can just make the best decisions you can by looking at the forecasts now that being said when you're dealing with a fishery quite like we're dealing with here at knoxville you have choices right you have choices to either go up the river down the lake or even a teleco yesterday i spent uh half the day on telco and hatha day on fort loudoun neither one was successful but i do feel that there are more fish to be caught in fort loudoun the problem is how do you separate yourself right that's the question how do you separate yourself and so for me i've got to make a good decision here do i go to teleco today to try to find something special and unlock something special or do i play the safe bet and just go grind it out on fort loudoun like everyone else is going to do for the most part so i don't i'm gonna do yet i don't know if i'm gonna run down and fish telecom for a few hours get that out of my system or add it to the game plan or just go all in on fort loudoun and and figure out how to catch them so that's what i'm dealing with still don't know what i'm gonna do yet at this moment but it is time to get the boat ready and it's time to start day two uh it was a wild card month to me i told scott i said i feel bad about even going out there and it's not that it's not that i'm on them or nothing like that it just i had enough bites yesterday then i'm worried that there's too many people doing that and there's too many fish can be stuck doing that and it's like one fish places you know you don't just roll up somewhere just start cranking and just wail on them i mean somebody might but i i don't feel like that's the case do you know i know what if the current stays then that's my only question you mean they're going to be ganged up somewhere well the current rolling hard is going to keep putting them in those places if they're ganged up somewhere keep reloading yeah i can see that if they're gonna end up somewhere it's gonna be somewhere off like somewhere like iaconelli called them or an art called right there's gonna be a funnel or something i still don't know man i still don't know what should i do guys what time you watch this video you'll already kind of know what's going on so what should i do you tell me [Music] hey guys we're back in this creek right now doing this little flat side around these creeks a little bit warmer we're at 48 degrees back in the back of this creek right now that is substantially warmer than out there on the main river and it will continue to warm up so these fish should start falling back here little bridges like this or good places i thought that was a bite good places where these fish will hem up they'll stop right here because there's current a little bottleneck usually it's a little deeper under the bridges where they've dredged them out in the back of these creeks in the winter pool there's one there's one good keeper too [Applause] that's a good there's a good one right there it's a good one guys but like i was saying it's a little bottleneck right here a little deeper into these bridges look at all the bait on my panoptix solid bait dude i think it's gonna be awful bro like the back of this stuff is warm i don't know if like the the bait got here and the fish just haven't followed yeah i almost went to teleco today man i i didn't even sleep last night like literally tossed and turned all night long and i don't know anything about telico other than it sucks most of the time but if you know if you figure them out you can get your big bag of smallies but i was just like dude i just can't go down there on a on a if it was that easy then people would catch them down there all the time yeah the only thing i know is when it's bad weather it could be good but again it's like i kept thinking myself i was like if it was as easy as just looking at your graph going okay look at this point look at this bar look at this drop then people would have to you know half the people catch them when they get down there and they don't you can't hardly fish what yeah oh i got another one i got another one dude got another one all right i don't know yet i haven't seen him yet oh he just pulled off sort of is he at the same spot well like other side of the bridge going out i don't think that was a keeper though but it was a fish i mean i fought him all the way to the boat i'm gonna stay here the whole dude i mean i'll say this as big as this place is because it's small if you could get it to yourself because it's kind of a one boat deal i think you could i think you could get three or four bites in a day if you stayed here all day all right now in the back of this little creek off the main rain river this this little creek here still pretty cold it's just a pocket really some of the creek real shallow you can see the water is down here on fort loudoun quite a bit i i think that you just need more water i don't think this is deep enough here i think you need a little bit of a channel coming in kind of too flat i didn't really know what it was going to be like until i got in here 42 43 degree water temp probably not a not a good option talked to matt i've talked to scott they're just not catching them either i mean it's this is going to be a tough tough event really tough i mean a limited day is going to be a real important thing obviously we got a long ways to go before we can get there out here on the main river you get a lot of current coming down the lake and so you want to use this current to your advantage these fish are probably going to be related to the the slack water right behind some of these little current breaks don't think that's where they would be like right there if we could find some out here that should be smallmouth which should be nice ah i don't know what they are there he is what is it big striper striper that's all right i can probably paint one of these up a little bit it might pass get some green paint or brown there's one there's a good one right there let's see how real shallow so there's these mud flats starting to warm up these fish can start moving back on some of this stuff that makes something dude what the heck is this carp look at that wow there's one there's another one what is it what is it what is that it gives me chad oh my gosh i'm literally caught everything but a catfish i'm sure that's coming up anytime soon alright guys so so far today has been pretty crummy you know if the tournament started tomorrow what would i do that's always keep telling myself throughout practice you know you got to have a plan you keep ad i keep adding to it and take it away so right now tournament started tomorrow i'd run to that bridge and uh in hopes that i could catch a couple fish on a crank bait first thing in the morning and then once that kind of felt like that was kind of over i'd pick up a lipless crankbait and i'd start running some of these flat pockets with rock and and that's all i've got right now i mean there's a couple places out there on the river that i think those little points and stuff where i got a couple bites yesterday i'm thinking i can duplicate a bite or two especially as this water warms up i think that river is gonna wake up just a little bit when it's once that water gets a little warmer which i'm not 100 sure it's going to get there but it may and these fish are going to feel that they're going to come up in here i'm telling you there you go come up in here what's up what's up i don't know what this means it's bad dude staying on a boat all day long you get on land and it kind of moves around we gotta find something pretty spectacular tomorrow you know i fished so hard today that it almost killed me dude like i got home today and i and i ate that sandwich and i literally passed out on the couch tell them we don't sleep frickin we don't take naps at 7 o'clock you should just sneak up to them and you should just sneak up to him put the blanket over his head and just scream i don't i don't think he's asleep enough to put to doing it [Laughter] got some strength he done he didn't know he couldn't keep saying okay you're ready oh what'd you do today did you know i was in here i saw you walk in oh my god this isn't going to be good [Laughter] man he passed out dude you're a storm i did first time ever i mean i've stayed with you a lot through the walls i was kidding good morning day three of practices yes right now so here's the deal because if so in this practice video i'm trying i'm trying to bring you guys along right i'm trying to bring you along trying to bring you along on the mindset of practice now look i wish it was one of those tournaments that you literally went out and just jacked them up right from the beginning that happens sometimes that happens about half the tournaments are what i consider good tournaments it's good fishing the bite's good everything's rocking and rolling and then every once in a while you get one of these extremely tough tournaments like we're dealing with now where everything's kind of like a curveball you know it's just a little early it's just a little before they do their thing so how's my practice been it's not been good it's not been good okay i mean i get it it's not been good but that being said you want to find a pattern that you feel like the fish are coming to not leaving or getting eliminated and so the shallow thing and the in the shallow pockets and the gravel and the mud with the water warming with with with everything going on could be the right thing to do water in those pockets have warmed up probably to 50 degrees and are gonna continue to rise today and even continue to rise tomorrow today we need to find a couple more little spots where i can go back into these creeks and these flats they'll rattle trap around and do something kind of special pretty cool downtown knoxville there's the stadium man i'm hoping i can make the cut here fly my wife and kids up suzanne i want you guys to come up here we can uh we'll have a good time make the cut go downtown knoxville it'll be good good stuff so there's no wind right now and the back of those pockets like i caught fish yesterday i don't think you're gonna be that good right now a little wind a little wind 40 34 degree water these little bluff walls little turns like this where it creates a little slack water eddy when there's this much current it's gonna push these fish into these areas there's bite there's a bite there's bite there's a bite he's swimming out here in the river with it let it go dude let it go got it i don't know all right on that stump it's on that lay down he swam out the river with it though this could have been a drum but he bit where he's supposed to bite there's another bite right there doesn't it let it go let it go all right bite there bite there this little swag that one didn't hold on to it that long but that doesn't mean a whole lot especially as cold as it is this water temperature right here is basically 43 42 and a half they're not in a very aggressive mood you pretty much have to hit him in the face yeah might be an afternoon thing that's what i told canterbury yesterday i was afraid it kind of was yeah well i just call it okay oh i got one hang on hang on oh yeah look at there clifford perch spot got one every time i get one i'm on the phone let's see if he's a keeper he's probably not a keeper but he's close tell everybody hello matt i'm on the i'm videoing so since you're on speaker tell them all hi hey everybody hey everybody i'm matt airy the check getter absolutely stroking them today oh yeah i can't unhook him dude he's he ate it so good he's got 17 hooks and there's only two sets he's got seven i don't know what's going on i don't think he's a keeper let's see damn he's close i am he might go for a ride he might go for a ride if i was struggling put him in there and pray and put hands on him since these bridges are the deal they really are i'll get another one dang they're in here dude short short short [Music] look at those shad in here that's what uh see swimming around everywhere i see small gizzards kind of cool [Music] oh they're slimy oh my gosh wow this creek right here my good buddy glenn brown won an flw tournament out of this creek was one of his one of his deals were back in here there was lay down pine trees in the back of this creek and he was flipping a tube like neon too that's what he loved to do when glenn passed away uh two years ago cancer got him sad deal he was my age him and i went to college together in ocala one of the best uh matt flippers to ever flip a mat if not the best he was one of the first ones with the big tungsten weights he was one of the first ones with the snail knot i mean he was just he was the guy he taught me how to flip mats you tell a lot of people it's really hard to judge really the success of my practice based on the amount of bites that i'm getting even though i'm not getting bit in a lot of places i'm still evaluating and making decisions on where i'm going to fish and what i'm looking for and all that good stuff so there have been a lot of bites but you still have to have a game plan right whether my game plan is is good or not that's obviously yet to be determined but you have to have one so right now probably gonna start on a bridge if i can get on it and then fish shallow the rest of the the time with the lipless crankbait and a flat side and hopefully uh you know get five to five decent fish there he is that's a good one right there dude that's a good one all right come on what is it it's a white bass dang we should be able to lay these in i don't know why i mean come on man make it more interesting that's a big giant one look at this thing finally got me a big old smallmouth there we go how about that thank you lord beautiful fish see you dude well three days of practice boy boy now what i did do on the way back up the lake is i just wait pointed points and stuff that just looked good so i did find out on boat 80 something tomorrow so getting on that bridge in the morning probably is gonna be tough i mean i get lucky i'll get on it but i doubt it so that being said i'm gonna probably just have to go fishing in the morning run a bunch of stuff and see what happens but it is what it is man i've got all day to do it and uh that's all that matters so call me a four pounder hey smallmouth too really yeah point huh on a point no what about that silo oh really yep yeah the first silo whatever that one is around the corner with all that concrete right below it yeah really i fished all that yesterday i never caught one yeah yeah when i hooked him dude he was jumping was he routing around that concrete stuff i'm going to start i'm going to start in there past it on that wood but i'm not going to fish the bridge you're going to start it there really sticks around there i got two bites just now oh on the spinnerbait in there yeah okay good i mean i got my hook covered up with a big old wire yeah good well i'm gonna come in there and see what happens i'm not gonna fish the bridge fish whatever you want dude yeah hell what boat are you 68. i mean right in front of you i mean i mean probably a boat on it anyhow but all that wood i got two bites on that wood on the right you see them no but i mean they really like spinning regular one of them felt like a little bitty and one one of them was on the exact same log i caught that short on the other day could have been the same fish maybe i don't know oh yeah did you open this up before i open this up no that's there we go 350 350.

oh yeah good pop them already yeah [Music] all right well the traeger is doing this job i got to get doing my job which is bring it up what am i going to rig up man i rig up matt practice is so tough i'm just going to go with what they said that way if it doesn't work i can blame it on them you know that that way if it doesn't work i can blame y'all for it everybody needs a good excuse when you don't catch [Music] so tomorrow starts her journey it does it's just it's this is uh i mean you saw you were you were part of it i wish it would have been a little a little better practice you know uh tomorrow i'm gonna have to just go fishing a little bit i mean i'm gonna try to get on a couple of those bridges that i think i can catch a couple keepers off each one of them i think and then after that i'm just going to fish fish in some conditions in the afternoon with a lipless crankbait and some square bills but i do know that if i can figure out a way to catch 10 or 12 pounds tomorrow that's a big deal and the x factor here which which is how fitting right i fished for three days straight didn't catch any big smallmouth until late this afternoon on the main river on a gravel bar we could duplicate that again and those fish are multiples of three and a half to four pounds a piece when you catch a smallmouth they're big at least the ones you can keep are big so you know you get a couple of those and three more keepers and all of a sudden you've got a bag that's the right kind of bag so i am geared up ready to go ready to uh start this journey tomorrow and take you guys along for the ride and i want to thank you again tremendously for hanging out i do apologize for this video not having a whole lot of fish catches a lot of action going on but it is what it is guys so thank you for all of the support and thank you starbrite and startron for sponsoring this video and being a part of what we do you guys are awesome you make great cleaning supplies for boats and you make some awesome fuel additive treatment as well so we're gone we're gone we'll see you in the morning next video tournament day one and two of the number two stop of the bassmaster elite trail you

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