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Bryan New Still Hot after Rayburn

Category : BACK DECK

We talked to Bryan New a couple weeks ago about how great his season has started this year. Well, he is back at it again with another great finish. The FLW Tour went to Sam Rayburn, and New was ready for it. After 3 days of fishing, he finished in 7th place and gained some more valuable Co Angler of the Year points.

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FTB: Bryan, you are currently sitting in 5th in the COY standings, and fresh off another top 10 performance. How does it feel?

BN: It feels awesome. This is the highest up in points I have ever been, but I still have a lot of ground to make up. I am going to do my all to keep this streak rolling and continue to place among the top finishers. I would like to thank Bryan Thrift, my travel partner, for helping me out this year. I have learned a lot from him, and it has been a fun season so far.

FTB: Can you recap Sam Rayburn for us? What were the hot baits, and how did you catch the fish?

BN: On day 1, I fished shallow milfoil and vegetation in about 1-5 feet of water. I was throwing a texas-rigged Charlie’s Worms Brush Buster, a chatterbait with a Charlie’s Worms Zipper Dipper trailer, as well as a weightless Charlie’s Worms Salt Bang-O. On day 2, I didn’t catch a fish until 1 pm, but after that, I put the Salt Bang-O to work again, and caught a 7lber along with 4 other keepers. On day 3, it was slow, but I managed to catch one key fish at 1pm again on the Salt Bang-O, which helped me bring home the 7th place. So far this season, it has been important to fish hard all day. A lot of my key fish have came late in the day.

Some of the baits New used to place 7th at Sam Rayburn

FTB: So where are your next stops?

BN: Our next stop is Beaver Lake, Arkansas for the FLW Tour. I will then be headed to Lake Guntersville, Alabama for the last Rayovac series tournament.

FTB: What are your expectations for the fishing at these tournaments?

BN: It is hard to say, but I am going to work for another top 10. At Beaver, I feel that finesse fishing is going to be important and I will be happy catching 6-10 pounds per day. It will switch quite a bit for Guntersville, however, and finesse will be of much less importance. I hope to catch 15-25 pounds per day there, as that lake has a lot of big fish.

FTB: Anything else you’d like to leave your viewers with?

BN: I would just like to thank everyone for the support, especially Charlie’s Worms. They have been so crucial to my success as an angler. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.


Circuits Fished: FLW Tour, FLW Bass Fishing League, B.A.S.S. Weekend Series, FLW Everstart Series

Years Co: 2 on FLW Tour, 7 total

Favorite Technique: Power fishing shallow, dirty water from the front of the boat. If fishing as a co, offshore schooling fish.

Sponsors: Lake Norman Bait and TackleCharlie’s WormsBrian’s BeesThe Rod GloveMcCorkle ConcreteShane’s BaitsStormr

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