NEW GEAR FOR THE NEW YEAR
They’re lighter at only 28-lbs. I’ve got my speed up
The Classic at the Red River- What’s the plan at
by 3-mph running this set-up.
I am hopin’ and prayin’ for warm weather. I want
What about the Hydro Wave? I saw it on the
to fish the new frog there and I had Bling made in
boat, have you tried it, yet?
Lemonade Twist especially for here. Of course, I will
Yes, I’ve got that too. I have tried it and it gets
be flippin’ the D Bomb.
the fish fired up. Imagine being in an area and there is
nothing there and then turning it on and you can see
What else do you have planned for the
the baitfish flickering across the water. It does that.
schedule, that you can talk about?
Well, you know at St. John’s it is going
Anything new with flippin’?
be all about site fishing and I have
Well, you know I’ve been using the River2Sea Trash
Missile Baits D Bomb
some special, hand-poured white
plastics that I’m going to use
Bomb weight for flippin’,
and the D Bomb and Twin
now I’m adding D Bomb
Turbo will come into play
plastic by Missile Baits.
That is a new plastic line
At Douglas, probably
by John Crews. Missile
shallow crankin’ and
has some good stuff
Toledo Bend my frogs,
like the Twin Turbo
frogs and frogs-the Phat
which is the new trailer I
Frog in Papa Midnight
will be using because of
and Da Man and the
all the action.
new Poppin’ Phatty. In
Mississippi the frogs again
Gotta ask - What
and flippin’ and pitchin’,
about the Alabama style rig
maybe some crankin’ too.
Oneida will probably be close to
You know, that is not banning
what I won it on last year-frogs and
a lure, it is banning a technique that was
already banned. I was prepared to use it if it was a
go and I will use it in the FLW. I’ve got Bub’s Donkey
What about the Mystery Lake - any hunches?
Thrasher by Paycheck Baits and Jerry Rago’s Bait Ball.
Well, let me just say I have a hunch that it may be
a drop shot.
Anything else new for you this season?
I’m wearing Simms gear because they’ve got
How about Bull Shoals- you looking for debris
everything to keep you looking good and feeling
pockets like Dee?
comfortable. A lot of people think they’re just foul
I’m thinking it will be different. Dee fished it at
weather clothing; but I will be wearing their board
a different time of year. Dee was after post spawn
shorts and flip-flops through the summer.
fish. I think this will be a sight fishing tournament
I will be starting out at the Classic with the Daiwa
and I think that is where I will be throwin’ a Jerry
Ballistic Series rods. I will be fishing Bling on the 7’2”,
Rago BV 3D.
medium heavy cranking rod and all my topwater on
the 7’7”, medium cranking rod.
Daiwa Ballistic Series rods