Friday, March 29, 2013

Bassmaster Elite Pros Top the Field at Douglas Lake

I am very proud to be a life-time member of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), and extremely proud that BASS Elite Pros top the field on Day 1 at the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) tournament on Lake Douglas. The PAA tournament attracts the best pros of all tournament trails, and the fact the BASS Elite pros were on top supports the well known notion that BASS is the best in the business! 
As I finish my packing for my trip to Dandridge, TN  to fish Lake Douglas TN in the Bassmaster Southern Open #2,  I continue to check on lake conditions and the results of the on-going PAA event.  The water level is down about 25ft, but the lake is fishing good.  Many limits of bass were weighed-in yeasterday in the PAA event and a good number of five-pound average stringers. 
BASS Elite Pro Guy Eaker fishing Lake Douglas (Photo by
As 150 anglers ascend on Lake Douglas this week, and another 200 anglers arrive over the weekend for the Bassmaster Southern Open event, the bass fishing is expected to get tough.  The good news is that a warming trend is predicted to hit over the weekend and hopefully it will refresh the bass and get them actively feeding despite all the fishing pressure.
I'm ready to test my fishing ability as well as mental skills against a species of fish that is extremely attuned to its aquatic environment.  With sound traveling 4 times faster in water, Lake Douglas bass will know I'm coming before I ever make a cast.  Still, they are fish, with a tick for reflex striking, something I hope to exploit as part of my game plan.  
I want to thank Millers Boating Center, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, and Power-pole for their continued support and I hope to represent them strong in this next event.  AERF, Casselberry Hooters, and Kids-In-Support-Of-Soldiers continue to be the backbone of my angling career and I always represent them proudly in my events. 
If pre-tournament excitement earned you a paycheck, I would be rolling in the money right now!