2012 Pardee Media Day 08

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MESU Bait Company and the TBF State Team

Category : BASS FISHING ARTICLES

MESU Bait Company

MESU Bait Company is an up and coming bait company you need to check out if you haven’t, www.mesubait.com.  They specialize in a wobble head jig but have a couple other cool items as well. They are based in Kansas and have teamed up with Elite Series Angler Brent Chapman to create a UV Flutter Spoon.

I had a chance to fish with the Wobble Head Trokar TK 120 this last weekend while on Grand Lake in Oklahoma.  Grand Lake is a great fishery with miles of rocky shoreline. The Wobble Head was the perfect bait to drag on the rocky bottom.  It doesn’t hang up a lot and the hook is on a ring that allows the bait to perform the action necessary to trigger bites. I love the hook is a Trokar hook.

If you ever fish with a Carolina Rig you will end up replacing it with the Mesu Bait’s Wobble Head.

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They also have the rooster head:

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And the Raptor Jig:

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They also have a neat little deal to put on your ZinkerZ to create a little flash:

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In practice I started with the assumption that the bass would be in their summer time patterns of ledges and deep brush piles. The conditions changed and we ended up having some clouds and rain, which cooled the water and brought the bass to the shallows. Some fisherman did catch them in deep brush piles but I think the consistent bite was in front of shallow willows and flipping docks.

The tournament was the Kansas TBF Qualifier. The top 12 finishers made the state team and will fish a no-entry divisional championship.  If you finish in the top two on your state team in the divisional you go to the no-entry national championship.  If you keep doing well, you keep moving up to the point of fishing the FLW circuit for free. https://www.tbfks.com/web2/

I made the team and will fish the divisional championship next year.  They don’t tell us where it is until next year, except that it is in Oklahoma.

Here is a pic of the top 12:

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Results:

PLACE TOTAL WEIGHT
1 DENNIS HAMEL 20.85
2 JASON BAIRD 20.74
3 LARRY STOAFER 19.98
4 JASON BENJAMIN 18.8
5 CRAIG WOLF 16.26
6 BOB SANTEE 16.07
7 LARRY FREESEMANN 15.13
8 ED BERENDS 12.47
9 BRETT MITCHELL 12.29
10 JUSTIN RUSSELL 11.46
11 TRAVIS PERRET 10.41
12 DON GLICK 10.21
13 KEVIN TRUMMEL 10.18
14 SKIP HUTCHINSON 9.21
15 BRENT NEIS 8.98
16 LARRY BRUMLEY 8.77
17 MIKE WILLIAMS 8.58
18 CHRISTIAN HAMEL 8.32
19 KYLE KLEIN 7.38
20 LARRY RIFFEY 7.02
21 CHAD DICK 6.83
22 EVAN HARTNETT 6.61
23 MARK HAMEL 5.24
24 MATT SKUCIUS 2.86
25 STEVE WITT 2.72
26 MIKE BRUMLEY 1.69
27 JEREMEY DINNEEN
28 BARRY DUNN Did Not Fish

Ranger Cup Money
Larry Stoafer
Ed Berends
Cabela’s Angler Cash
Jason Baird
Big Bass
Bob Santee
Brett Mitchell

 

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Travis

 

 

 

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