This past weekend was the annual Grant County Bass Club 4-Man Open, which has become an annual tournament for my brother and me to fish. With him graduating grad school in December, this may have been one of the last years he’ll be able to fish it.
It was a frustrating two days of practice, with the low water, lack of vegetation and a cold front that dropped the water temperature eight degrees in some areas, but it was still good to be on the water with Greg and share in some laughs.
The big key for the weekend was covering water and looking for active groups of fish, which is why we primarily relied on fast moving presentations to locate and then catch our fish.
Our team’s 12-fish limit ended up weighting 26.2 lb’s, which had us in 6th place, out of 37 teams, so not an overall bad finish considering our first three spots all had boats on them.
A key piece of equipment from the weekend was my Minn Kota Talon, as boat control was very critical and I wanted to maintain my position, with the Talon, I could do that quickly, allowing me to fish more efficiently.
Here is a video I did last year that shows my Minn Kota Talon In Action.
I’m hoping that the things I saw and learned this past weekend, will help me put together several good practice days and a good finish in the BFL coming up on the 25th. Following that event, I’ll be headed back north for the finally MN Pro Team Bass Event of the year on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes on the 26th.