I did get out fishing for a few hours on the Minnesota Bass Closer, it was hard to leave the laptop and all the Bassmater Classic coverage, but I decided catching was better then watching. Air temperatures were tolerable, but the wind was ridiculous. I did catch 7 smallmouth pretty darn quick on a homemade smallie beaver bait on a 1/8oz shakey head.
Then the bite just died on me, I switched to a jerkbait and only mustered one follow. Next up was an Ima Square Bill and that produced 3 nice chunky smallmouth to round out the trip. It is always nice to catch a few open water winter bass to keep the cabin fever at a minimum. On a positive note, it was 55 degrees and in all likely hood I will be fishing the Mississippi River in March and catching a few bass out of my boat.
I continue to be tuning into Major League Fishing every week, and it continues to be a solid product. This week in the first Sudden Death Elimination round, 6 anglers fished for two spots, the first two to get to 40lbs moved on, the rest eliminated. Spoiler Alert: Cream rose to the top, KVD & Ehrler advanced. KVD DOMINATED!