Spring Fishing and Tournaments

Updated: May 4, 2009, 2:17 PM ET
By Bobby Lane, 2008 Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Rookie of the Year | BASS Member since 2000

May 4, 2009I love fishing in the springtime. It's kind of a funky time of year. There are fish shallow and deep, so if you're not real strong at one or the other, now is the time to learn a thing or two.

Some fish will be spawning still, and others (most probably) will be postspawn. The postspawn fish will be your deep ones. I just fished an Open at Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., and it was a tournament I had a good chance of doing well in, but I stunk it up on Day 2. I think I dropped further ...

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