My Bait Shop Pro Staff Larry Patterson and John Holtz fished Stop One on Sunday March 25th. With cold (45 degree) but stable water conditions we had a great practice day! It seemed that any and all jerkbaits we threw would catch a fish. Sunday came and everything changed. Stocton Reservoir began to release large amounts of water as the water temps cooled. With falling water (now 42-43 degrees) the fish were much harder to catch.
Proving you have to always pay attention, a mistake turned us onto the key to success.
Now that Christmas has come and gone, all my New Years resolutions have been broken, the ground hog didn't see it's shadow and the Bass Master Classic being only a month away can only mean one thing, The lakes are thawing and the big bass will be moving into their pre-spawn areas.
So you think you want to go tournament bass fishing… Well brother (and hopefully a few sisters out there too), let me tell you, It is a journey. There isn’t going to be any black truck with a ghostly figure, with a resemblance to Guido Hibdon, offering you a ride to Okeechobee! This is a long, hard, self made road that you will travel. You will lose friends, and gain friends for the same reasons. One thing is for certain, you will never look at a lake the same way again.
We are excited to welcome LJ Fishing to the My Bait Shop Team! LJ Fishing will be part of our Pro Fisherman Partners as we support them on the 2019 tournament trail.
LJ Fishing, Larry Patterson and John Holtz, is a bass fishing team on the Kansas tournament trail. They finished in the top 15 of the East Kansas Bassmasters in 2018 and were 10th place in 2017 for Rookie Team of the year on the Kansas Team Trail. As we mentioned we are very excited to be partnering with them throughout the entire 2019 campaign.
- #200 Lone Streamer
- #300 Jointed Tuffe Minnow
- #400 Tuffe (or Straight Tuffe)
- #500 Popper
- #600 Super White Bass Fly
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