We just wrappred up the Skeeter Owner’s Tournament here, and what a fantastic event it was! There were 28 bass over the slot (24″) weighed in, and that is very impressive for a two day event. It was so much fun getting to know the contestants and other legendary Skeeter owners like Harold Allen and Mark Menendez.
The deeper bite has been good for me as long as the sun is shining. This time of year when we have cloud cover the deeper fish seem to suspend and don’t group up as well. I am looking for fish in a variety of depths depending on the area of the lake, but a good starting point is 15-25′. Because the thermocline hasn’t set up yet, we can still find fish in much deeper water. I just watch my graph and try to get a feel for the depth the shad want to be for the given area and go from there.
The majority of big fish we have boated lately have been on crankbaits or Mark Pack’s football jig. For the crankbaits we are using shad patterns and chart. blue. On the football jig I am using “Fierce Melon” and “Mean Green” colors with a matching trailer.