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Our season ended with Dave Kranz and I in 8th Place for the circuit and 12th place in the Championship.

I guess Dave and I hold the record for Mutiny with our 1st place win in June of 18.05 lbs! That's pretty cool, as was the check!

I really enjoyed fishing a tournament, it won't be my last.

Thanks to St. Croix Rods and Daiwa for making amazing products that brought many fish into the boat! Big thanks to Mutiny Bass Angler's for all of your hard work and dedication in making this a great circuit! Thanks to all of the other Angler's that welcomed me and thanks to Kurt at Musky Tales for supporting us and making coffee, early morning bonfires and great food!

It was great seeing Violet Talley and Phil Piscitello and his wife Kimberly at the weigh-in on Sunday!

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After two days of strong wind, we found some walleye on rocks and sand in really shallow water on Green Bay over the weekend. The water was dirty and warmer than normal which kept the fish up shallow chasing bait in 3-10 feet of water. Didnt catch anything over 25 but had a blast catching them in skinny water. We trolled spinner rigs with nightcrawlers and let out 20-35 feet of line from the Daiwa LG27-LCW trolling reels, with either no weight or a small split shot above the swivel. This fish was exceptionally clean and golden and took a great picture!!#walleye #walleyes #walleyefishing #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwareels #minnkota #sunlineamerica #AFTCO

Pre-fished Lake Geneva today for Sunday's Anglers Choice Tournament with Doug Becker.

We had a fun morning, we are looking forward to tournament day!

Whenever prepping for a tournament, my tools are the first things that take precedence. If you don't choose the right tools, the spots, the fish...they don't matter. You have to make sure you have the right rod, reel, line, terminal tackle and baits. That starts with St. Croix Rods and Daiwa reels for me, every time because, they never let me down.

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Had a 2 hr window this morning and I have been itching to get out on foot.

Armed with my St. Croix Legend Elite spinning 6'3 rod with a Daiwa Ballistic LT 2500 reel, I started at the Fox River, the water, as expected was quite low. Caught lots of babies, that was fun to have the little wigglers on.

I needed something with more of a pull after a while so a quick stop at a local pond was in order. Switched to a 7' St. Croix Legend Elite with a Bizz Baits worm and caught the largemouth and had another on before I had to go.

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What a day on Delavan!! Doug and I caught over 50 fish this morning. It was a calm morning but once we got those 1/2 oz. football jigs in those weeds, those bass just couldn't resist. I had what looked like a really nice walleye on first thing with a trap, but it came off. I was using my St. Croix Legend Elite 7' MH Spinning rod with a Daiwa Ballistic LT 2500 Spinning reel. Light weight, powerful and so sensitive...winning combo! #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwareels #daiwausa

The morning started out promising with bites....then, we had to work for them.
I don't mind work, especially the fishing kind!

We ended up catching quite a few largemouth, Doug caught a real nice smallie and my last catch was a Northern that turned at the boat and...that dreaded, Plink! Bye, bye lure.

Fun day, rain per usual but no storms.

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Well, that's a wrap for me and Spring Rainbows. Brought in three, had a few get off and a few short strikes. It was another beautiful morning.

They did a controlled burn yesterday, which cleaned the place up. I wish I knew about it, it's cool to watch.

I enjoyed talking to so many St. Croix Rods fans this week. Almost every person that walked up to me was carrying one or plans to buy one.

The St. Croix Legend Elite and the Daiwa Ballistic LT combo just kept making me smile. So light, so sensitive, casts are long and smooth. I was able to let some folks cast with it for a bit.

Now to get ready for Bass Tournaments!

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One of my favorite parts of fishing, besides catching, is the peacefulness.

This morning, I found just that, both actually.

Armed with my St. Croix Legend Elite and Daiwa Ballistic LT reel, I walked on the crunchy, dewy grass to my spot bright and early.

Missed a few and had four others hooked that wiggled off. I put two on the stringer before having to leave. I will be back tomorrow...I love peaceful catching!!

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Spring Trout Opener 2018 ~

Well, that was Fun! So much fun, I think I will do it again tomorrow!

I paired my St. Croix Legend Elite 6'6 MLF with my new Daiwa Ballistic LT2500 and WOW!! The St. Croix Legend Elite with the Daiwa LT Ballistic...Winning Combo, I Loved it!

Thanks to Terri and Mike for fishing with me today. Even though the trout were small, they were fun and we got our limit.

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Bruce got his bucket list fish. Big Triple Tail was no match for the medium/fast TideMaster!!#BestRodsOnEarth #St Croix Rods #DaiwaReels

Day Two of Chicagoland Fishing Expo at Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Stop by the St. Croix Rods booth and say hello! Also check out the new Daiwa linecounter reels in the Lexa 300 and 400 size! Hours 12-8 today, open tomorrow and Sunday as well. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwa #daiwareels

Gotta love coming home from several rough days at work to some Mercury Swag sitting there waiting for you ! Thank You Mercury Marine for all the great support you show us ! #BigFishin #Mercurymarine #ContenderBoats #contendernation #SeaAnglerGear #FishRazrs #SouthernEagleDistributors #NitroSigns #Daiwareels #OceanTamerBeanBags #profishingspots #SouthernKingfishAssociation #HowDoYouMammoth #MammothCoolers #MercuryProTeam

We are ready to get on the water and ready for Tournament Season to get in full swing ! A huge thank you to Mercury Marine for keeping us in front of the pack with our New Twin 200 Hp Supercharged Verados! look for us on the water ! Why settle for the rest when you can run the best... #Mercurymarine #ContenderBoats #SeaAnglerGear #FishRazrs #SouthernEagleDistributors #NitroSigns #Daiwareels #OceanTamerBeanBags #proshotspots #MountainDew #Garmin #Southernkingfishassociation