It came down to the Super Tournament at Smith Mountain Lake this past weekend, but I did just good enough to secure my spot at the BFL Regional Championship next month.
Going into the Super Tournament I was in 31st place in the point standings. Needing to be in the top 45 to make the Regional I knew I couldn’t lay an egg on a lake in which I hadn’t weighed in more than 1 fish my 2 previous tournaments there.
I put in a lot of time the week of the tournament practicing and doing my best to find active and feeding fish. The bite was tough to find but I went into the tournament with a plan to fish deep structure and main lake points through out the day.
Not having 1 bite by 11:30 am fishing deeper water. I went shallow and finally found a pattern that would produce me 4 fish for 9 lbs 1 oz and secure a 24th place finish. This finished bumped me up to 24th in the final point standings and help me accomplish one of my years biggest goals… Making the BFL Regional Championship on the Potomac River this October.
So now what…? Now we go big or go home. 100% of my focus is now on the Potomac River and dissecting that fishery bank by bank. A BFL Regional Championship will bring together some of the best amateur anglers in the country and to be invited to such a prestigious event is truly an honor.