March 22, 2011
From Surviving The Reel World by Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas has been making a living as a professional bass fisherman on the Bassmaster and FLW Tournament Trails for close to 27 years. His blog will get you the inside story of life on the tournament trail. Read what it's like to live the life of a professional fisherman, TV host, author, and speaker, both on and off the water.
Well, I don't know if the good luck picture my new found little buddy Jaden drew for me really worked, but today was a much better day for me! I caught four bass that weighed 14 pounds and 3 ounces which moved me from 114th place to 34th and pocketed $10,500! Nice start for the season. I caught all my fish on windblown secondary points with submerged cedar trees.
I used only two baits the entire two days: a Lucky Craft DD Pounder 100 in chartreuse shad color and a medium diving crawfish colored crankbait. I am happy for a good finish, but even happier to have come from so far back to do it. It just shows you, it ain't over 'til it's over...
Photo courtesy Joe Thomas
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