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12-07-2015, 03:45 PM
I have to brag a little on my son Mike (Bassmstr7). He skipped church 😬 and fished the team tourney on the James on Sunday put on by Ol' Hookers. They have a four fish limit and Mike weighed in like 16.9 lbs and won both 1st place and big fish, fishing by himself. Just have to brag a little because I'm so proud of him😄

12-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Yeah, a 4plus average will get you a check about 99% of the time.

12-07-2015, 04:24 PM
Proud Papa....no doubt. He's onehelluva stick.

12-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Well, that is just OUTSTANDING!

12-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Awesome job! Congrats

Stratos 283 FS
12-07-2015, 07:09 PM
Congrats Mike!

12-07-2015, 10:36 PM
Met him yesterday. We helped each other unloading/loading boats. He's a very nice young man. Glad for him having a nice bag, especially with those water conditions. Great job.

12-08-2015, 06:36 AM
Sweet, great work to your boy

Big E
12-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Job well done Mike! Congrats!

12-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Mike knows alot about Lake Anna too boyz....look out for him...

12-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Great job Mike!!!!

12-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Nice job Mike!

12-08-2015, 11:56 AM
Thanks guys, thanks Dad, always feels good to make a father proud. Hello again keldog, it was nice meeting you and thanks again for your help at the ramp. I had a great day and it was awesome to win. I will leave all the bragging to my father though as I know what it is to be on the bottom tier too :cool: The tourney launched out of Hopewell and I decided to run river down and fish some major creeks. The first area I fished was the type that I knew had some fish in it and I could work it over with a few baits and try to get a clue as to what I could catch them on throughout the day. I threw a finesse jig, drop shot, grub, umbrella rig, blade bait and jerkbait. I combed the area and was getting bit the best on the blade bait. I spent a couple hours there and managed to come out with 3 keepers but not the quality I knew it would take to win. The tide had dropped so I ran back up to the creek and got on a blade bait bite. I have to say thanks to my friend Clay lewis and Jim Whitman for really showing me how to throw a blade bait in the winter. They both showed me what they are capable of when fished correctly. I wouldn't have ever thought you could throw some 1/2oz piece of metal with 2 trebles on it in a river or lake without constantly staying hung up, but you can. Presentation is key. My biggest fish(5.90) came on a finesse jig on a laydown and the other 3 I weighed in came on the blade bait close to the creek channel, including one 5.50, so they will catch big fish too.

Big E
12-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Great report Mike! That's awesome stuff on the James!

12-29-2015, 09:00 AM
That's awesome Mike. I've been wanting to hit the chick with the blades and see how well it works out. Every winter I want to go but never do. I think I will this year and soon. Congratulations my friend. Good job.