Conditions: Rainy with temperatures in the 60’s. Winds of 10-20 mph.
Bass Fishing Report: Saturday wasn’t just a day of fishing for Tanner Sleek and myself, as it was the season opener for the Future Pro Tour 2014 season. I will go into some detail as to what worked for us during the tournament and where the fish were located that we found.
We launched out of Pleasure cove marina and drove to Buckley cove where we had practiced a few days prior and very good success. Our success came from throwing rip baits up shallow and drop shotting trees.
With that being said the success with the rip baits came from a long pause between jerks. Most bites we had come during the pause or right after the last jerk. We both used the new Live Target bait ball series rip bait and found that it had worked well in the silver fish pattern. I paired that up with a Denali Rods Michael Murphy signature series jerk bait rod and 12 pound fluorocarbon line.