John's Journal... Entry 243, Day 3
MARK DAVIS - BASS FISHING'S TOUGHEST QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Throw It All Out The Window Again
Editor's Note: The most-difficult question for a bass fisherman to answer is, "How do you know when to change lures, when to change water and when to change fishing techniques?" Often the difference in catching bass and not catching bass is your ability to know when to change. Making the right decisions at the correct times will spell victory or defeat for a tournament bass fisherman or a weekend angler. On Table Rock Lake in Missouri, during the second week of March, Mark Davis' ability to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em was the reason he won $100,000 in the BASS tournament there. If you'll read each day's upload this week, you'll see how Davis made those critical decisions at the right time each day to catch more bass than the best 150 fishermen in the nation. This week's information may be some of the most important you'll learn about catching bass. So, don't miss a day this week.
Mark, on Day 2 of the tournament, you were sitting in second position.
You had a pattern and a technique that was producing some of the biggest
bass in the tournament. What did you decide to do?
I realized I had to back off the heads of these creeks, find some stained water and continue to fish stained water. I needed to find different creeks from the ones I'd fished the first day of the tournament. I still believed the bass would be in the stained water. I also knew that I needed to lay down the spinner bait and pick up the jig to fish that stained water away from the heads of the creeks. I decided to use the Strike King 3/8-ounce Premier Elite Jig in the black and blue color. I also returned to the Series 3 crankbait. However, instead of fishing the brown-crawfish color, I wanted to use the chartreuse root beer color. I would cast the jig, fish it on the bottom and cast and retrieve that little crankbait.
How were you fishing the jig?
Question: How and where were you fishing the crankbait?
So, how did you finish the second day of the tournament?
Question: How did you finish day two?
Visit the Strike King Web site to learn more.
TOMORROW: HAVING TO SHARE WATER
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