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"Charlevoix Spawn" - June 14th 2018

It's never fun to write these after a bad tournament, but I'm here to tell a story good, bad, or indifferent. I've had enough bad tournaments to know that there's no point to letting it get to you. Take what lessons you can from it and move on to the next one.

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REEL N' SMOKE

That’s what Reel ’n Smoke is about getting out there and finding your own passion. Whether it’s casting a line, stalking prey or just hanging out, it’s an individuality that lives in all of us.

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FISHSENS

FishSens Magazine is a web publication covering fish science, conservation and sport. FishSens Magazine aims to keep professional anglers and fishery researchers up to date on developments in their industries.

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ABOUT Jeff

INFO

Age: 31
Job: Fisheries Biologist
Hometown: Norton Shores MI
Family: Amanda, Mabel and Hutch (yellow lab)

PERSONAL

Biggest tournament fish: 6.69
Largemouth or Smallmouth: Largemouth
Favorite Lake: Portage Chain
Duck blind or Treestand: duck blind

ANGLING

Favorite Bait: Nemesis Bullet Craw
Favorite Techniques: Flipping grass, sight fishing
Fishing Strength: decision making
Other: Salmon, Trout, Walleyes, Whitefish, Bluegills, Perch

PERSONAL

Sunrises or Sunsets: Sunrises
Food: harvested, cleaned, and cooked myself
Music: Hard Rock

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Dropping Bombs

Well opening weekend has come and gone. After a long spring of anticipation building for the real deal, some walked away satisfied and others did not. I settled down nicely into that not satisfied category, in fact it was a downright disappointing disaster.

I absolutely love a sight fishing tournament and there was no question that would be the deal at the West Michigan Bass Tom Cook Memorial Day Open. There have been few sight fishing tournaments I've ever really struggled in. I've had mentally exhausting days before but I've always gotten them in the end, this one would be different. Shaun and I had a good run of fish lined up, enough that we should finish well .But we also knew we would need to find a new one, a female, or catch another big one just fishing to win. We had a full moon going on and things were right to come across a female. So we figured that was our best bet to find a difference maker. First we would have to snatch the sight fish we knew about.

 

 

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It's Catching not Fishing

Normally I would never say that, well unless maybe I was talking about ice fishing at times. But seriously is prespawn Lake St. Clair even real? Because after our trip there this week it certainly doesn't feel like it. The weather lined up and Dave, Kyle, and I made the trip from the west side to St. Clair. It's always a very long day coming from the west side, but if you are into catching it can be well worth it.

It's too bad Lake St. Clair is surrounded by Metro Detroit. That unfortunately makes the whole trip a hassle. But we did fair much better than several of my buddies who also made the trip the week before. We had no traffic or mechanical issues which is always a major positive. I will say that is my last single day trip over there, it's multiple days or I'm taking the relaxing and shorter drive to northern Michigan instead.

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