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Keith Honeycutt – Grand Lake Champion
Category : BACK DECK
FTB: What were the weather conditions like during the tournament?
KH: Day 1 was one of the best fishing days of the year, with winds from 10-15 mph and cloud cover. On days 2 and 3, the sun came out and the wind calmed down, making for tougher fishing.
FTB: How did you catch your fish?
KH: On day 1, I threw a Lucky Craft 1.5 squarebill in the chartreuse/black back color on shallow rip rap in the morning, and flipped in the afternoon, which resulted in my biggest bag of the tournament (17-11). Day 2 was a lot slower, but I still managed to crank my way to around 13 lbs. On day 3, I was paired with Jason Christie, a flippin’ machine. I flipped behind him to little success, but managed some solid keepers. I was fortunate enough to crank in the afternoon to fill my limit, and take home the win.
FTB: What did you do differently than your pros?
KH: I really didn’t fish a whole lot different than them. I just tried to pick targets that had not been hit yet, and stay confident.
FTB: What did you learn from this event?
KH: On the last day, I learned to just be patient, and it will happen eventually. I was a bit discouraged in the morning with the slow flippin’ bite, but I stayed calm and confident, and it paid off when we got on the cranking bite.
FTB: Any other tips for cos?
KH: Always ask questions and try to learn as much from each event as possible. Pay close attention to all factors while on the water. Keep an open mind and a positive attitude. Also, a shaky head is a must-have as a co angler!
FTB: Thanks Keith and good luck!
Circuits fished: FLW Tour, BFL Cowboy region, Everstart Texas division, any local FLW-offered tournament
Years co: 9
Favorite technique: Shallow cranking
Hobbies aside from fishing: Hunting and anything in the outdoors