What was the biggest key to success this week on the Sabine River?
“I thought that this weather was going to really help me out and key me in on what I needed to do, but they just didn’t bite today. I really don’t know what happened. It could have been the fishing pressure and the result of unsportsmanlike conduct by one other angler.
“That one area was all that I had going, so I did the best that I could do to manage the area. I did the right thing; I just didn’t get the bites today.”
What was your primary pattern throughout the week?
“I had a 50/50 deal going on all week. I was catching some fish pitching a Big Bite Baits Fighting Frog in and around the wood, and I was also catching them on a squarebill crankbait.
“I got the quality bites on the squarebill. That’s one thing that the other guys weren’t throwing in the area, and that was what separated me. The fish that I caught on that bait were good ones. You could catch a lot of 14-inchers on a worm or soft plastic, but I wanted to win, so I thought that the crankbait was what I needed to be throwing.”
What were your primary baits and tactics?
“I was using a Big Bite Baits Fighting Frog in Sapphire Blue. I Texas-rigged the Fighting Frog on a 4/0 Gamakatsu SuperLine hook, 20-pound-test Sunline, and a medium/heavy Quantum Exo rod and Quantum Exo reel. I also caught some of my better ones on a squarebill crankbait.” Read More