I just got back from a scouting trip on the Louisiana Delta. This was our last opportunity to prefish the Bassmaster Classic waters until the official practice period the week of the Classic. I borrowed my buddy’s Skeeter and headed off to fish the Delta. A sponsor was kind enough to put me in touch with a local guy that knew his way around some of the areas. I told him I was not interested in learning things like “there’s a good stump under the water here, or this is where I caught a five pounder” but more like this area here is typically good in the spring and here is the quickest way to get there. The funny or ironic thing that happened was that when we set the boat down after our first run into a bayou we almost got stuck in the mud! It got better from there but it makes me realize I have to do my best to control that variable of fishing the Delta.
Unfortunately the trip was during the split of the Louisiana waterfowl season so I did not get to hunt with the guys from Feather Flage.
After the scouting trip I made my way over to Tyler, TX to spend more time with a company called Brass N’ Blades on some custom lures for the 2011 Elite Series season and the Bassmaster Classic. We met out at ICAST this past summer and have been shipping baits back and forth since then. We’ve made a lot of progress and are shoring up plans to have them on exhibit at the Classic Expo in February.