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On Tour Update – Table Rock & Lake Norman

I just finished back to back tournaments on Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO and Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC.  The FLW event on Table Rock didn’t go well as I finished a disappointing 115th, so I was glad to get on the road and head straight to Lake Norman for the BASS Southern Open event. I tried to drive non-stop from Table Rock to Lake Norman, but I started dozing off around 1 a.m.  I found what looked like a safe business center parking lot somewhere in Kentucky (it was next to a fire station) and parked my rig for the night.  I took advantage of the heat wave rolling through the southeast and slept on the deck of my boat.  I was able to get five hours of sleep before getting back on the road.

I arrived at Lake Norman Sunday evening which meant I had two and a half days of practice before the event.  With limited practice time I decided to stay on the lower end of the lake and concentrate on Davidson Creek.  I stayed on the trolling motor hard looking for bedding fish.  Fortunately, I was able to find a few big fish and was able to catch them on day one of the tournament.  I weighed in a limit for 15lbs 7oz on day one and sat in 2nd place.   Day two I struggled to find any bed fish and had to skip docks to make sure I caught a limit.  Day three was tough as well, so I skipped docks again to make sure I came in with a limit.  I finished in 7th place and was pleased to have a good tournament following Table Rock.

I skipped a Green Pumpkin Yamamoto Senko rigged wacky style to catch my dock fish and pitched a Morning Dawn Roboworm on a drop shot rig to the bedding fish.

I’m looking forward to the next event on Beaver Lake in Rogers, AR which starts on April 26th.

See ya on the water,
Kevin