Norman wasn’t nice to me this spring in the tour so I was looking for revenge!
Practice: Coming straight from Lanier to Norman, I hadn’t thought much about it. The first day I spent on the lower part of the lake. I figured a way to catch some keepers. I went up the river the next day and found some real nice fish. The last day I fished the middle of the lake. It was ok but the other ends seemed better.
Day 1: I started up the lake, but there wasn’t any current. I didn’t fish long and left for the lower end. I caught the first keeper about 9 and just kept fishing real hard. Most of my keepers came on a shaky head. It was a slow day but I beat out 5 keepers that weighed 8.38 and ended in 34th.
Day 2: I started down the lake with top water. I caught one keeper on top then started fishing docks. I caught two good keepers doing this. Both of these were 2 pounds or bigger. I had these 3 by noon and headed to the river. I fished about an hour and didn’t do any good. Then the current turned on. It took about an hour and then I got it figured out. A 7″ Berkley Power worm was the deal. Fishing logs and overhanging trees I culled up to 14lbs. It was the biggest bag of the day and moved up to 4th place.
Day 3: Since the plan worked good yesterday I decided to do it again. I caught one small keeper and one solid keeper down the lake by 11. I went to the river earlier than the yesterday. By the time I got there the water was on. About the third cast with my Power worm I caught a 3 pounder. On the first pass down my best stretch I finished my limit and culled once. I made another pass and culled one more. I moved on up to some shoals and caught a few and culled once just before I had to leave. I finished with 12.03 and move up to 2nd place!
Added edge: The Berkley Power worm was the best bait for this situation. We try to make fishing to hard sometimes but the old standby worked well here.