LaCrosse Sticks Out
Written by Pete Robbins on September 8, 2011
Of the eight tournaments on next year’s Bassmaster Elite Series schedule, the summer derby in La Crosse, Wisconsin is the one that most intrigues me. If early reports are true, and I have every reason to believe that they are, this has the potential to be one of the fishiest and closely-battled tournaments in BASS history. My cheesehead sources tell me that the issue there is not necessarily finding a way to catch fish, but rather CHOOSING which species you want and how you’re going to catch them – smallmouths on the main river and largeheads in the backwaters, or some combination thereof, are both possible winning tickets. Crank, flip, frog, throw a darn cigarette butt and you’ve got a chance for a big payday.
I realize that this might not produce 100 pound winning totals, but sometimes it’s just fun to whack on fish until your thumbs bleed.
So now that this secret is gonna get out and every bass angler from Bubbavile to Baghdad is going to make a beeline for Badgerville, what are some other tournament-ready waters that have the same attributes – multiple species, great fishing, limits for all of my men? Don’t tell me about Grandpa’s pond – I’m talking about tournament-sized waters. Just tell me first.
Please leave a comment and let us know what body of water you would love to see the Bassmaster Elite Series Pros Fish?