Whitewater Lake Anglers Choice
5/19/2013 Whitewater fished very tough today and
most likely will be the smallest weights to cash a check all
year. Scott and Daniel took first place with the help of
the big bass for the day. Thomas and Dan took 2nd place
with only 9.68 lbs but good enough for a 450.00 payday.
You can view the full results and pictures and video from the
water on the tournament director tab above.
Anglers Choice Championship
Kentucky Lake 5/12/2013 Just got back from the Anglers Choice
championship on Kentucky Lake. Teams competed for 1 of 3
Legend boats and cash and prizes. I only had 27lbs in the
two days of competition but had a lot of fun on a great lake.
The SE WI division did have a team bring home a check.
Caleb and Dan took 7th place and made a few grand for the
effort. Be sure to get in on the SE WI division this
year as next years championship will be even bigger and better.
Next event is Whitewater Lake and you can find more details on
the Tournament Director Tab.
Anglers Choice Update 4/5/2013 The first tournament of the year for the
Anglers Choice Trail on Whitewater is coming soon on May 19th
and registration is open. The boat numbers are as listed
on the Tournament Director Tab.
Anglers Choice Update
2/20/2013 Entry fees have started to come in for the
2013 season. Anglers Choice will have new contingency
programs that you can check out on the Tournament Director tab.
Get your entry fee in for a better boat number.
2013 Anglers Choice Schedule
12/5/2012 You can see the 2013 Southeast Wisconsin
Anglers Choice schedule at the Tournament Director tab. In
2013 we will visit Whitewater, Nagawicka, Okauchee & Pewaukee
Everstart Championship Recap
11/6/2012 I went down for the Everstart Championship
on the Quachita River in LA with 3 days to prefish. In
that 3 days I went through 4 tanks of gas in the boat trying to
find current or clean water. When I found none I started
looking for the bait and found a few areas with lots of bait and
some bass. A background on the Quachita River will show
you the decision I made may not have been the best one.
The Quachita River is in mostly LA waters which has a 12inch
size limit. The northern 5 miles is in AR waters and has a
13 inch size limit. I decided that my best chance to get
that 7 to 8 lbs a day and make the top 20 cut was to fish the AR
waters for a bit bigger fish. That decision may have
been correct if I could have gotten limits but I managed only 3
fish over 13inchs each day in AR waters. I spent most of
my days fishing in AR waters and perhaps would have done a bit
better fishing in LA water and catching limits. In AR
waters I caught plenty on 12 inchers but had to throw them back
because of the size limit difference. Fish and learn and
it was fun to fish my first major championship. Ending up
with a little over 10lbs for 2 days and 80th place finish.
I think all in all it was the right move to fish for 13 and 14
inchers and try to make the cut and not just fish a layup and
make the top 50 check. Next year FLW will not have a
championship and I may just concentrate on the BFLs and fish a
bit closer to home.
Southeast Wisconsin Anglers Choice
Tournament Completed 10-20-12 I hosted the last tournament for Anglers
Choice in 2012 Saturday on Whitewater Lake. The
tournaments went well and we had some big sack weighed in.
We had winning bags of 22lbs and winning bags of 9lbs.
Keep an eye on this site for the 2013 Anglers Choice schedule
coming this winter season. I will see many of you on
Kentucky Lake for the Tournament of Champions and look forward
to seeing what Justin and Charles can do in the AOY race on
Lake of the Ozarks Everstart
Series 9/17/2012 The final tournament of the Everstart
series was on Lake of the Ozarks this past weekend. I got
down with 3 days to prefish so I felt like I should be able to
get on something. I spent 13 hours a day on the water
finding a solid buzz bait bite during practice as the fish were
on the move with the temps dropping and going into fall mode.
The first day of the tournament came and I spent 4 hours with
that buzz bait in 7 spots not finding them like I did in
practice. I switched to a wacky rig only to manage short
fish and one 12inch spot that went 15ozs. On day 2 I made
the same choice to throw a buzz bait and it paid off with three
quick keepers. I had the points I thought to stay in the
top 40 cut at that point so I switched to a jig and really got
into a solid pattern to end the day with over 11lbs. Day 2
I caught every fish on a Double Catch Lure buzz bait or jig.
You cant win on day 1 but you sure can lose and thats what I
did. I finished the year in 22nd overall in points and
will be heading for the championship on Ouachita River in LA.
8-28-2012 I went up to prefish for this BFL for a
day two weeks earlier and found smallmouth all over. I
then prefished the day before the tournament and with no current
moving I knew the smallmouth would be gone. I went to some
backwater areas for largemouth and found them stacked up but on
tournament day they just would roll on my frog and being deep in
the slop I could not get them out. I spent to much time
trying different presentations but could not pull them out.
I locked back down to a marina with only 10 minutes left to get
at least one fish and get some points. I think my area had
the fish to compete to win but I failed to figure out the best
way to get them out.
Lacrosse Everstart Series
8-02-2012 The 3rd Everstart tournament came to the
Mississippi River in Lacrosse and although it was close to home
I only managed a day and a half of prefishing. On day 1 I
found smallmouth early and then largemouth to cull them out in
the afternoon .The tournament was a 3 fish limit deal so that
kinda took playing the numbers game away and I never found any
big fish. I had just over 6 lbs on day 1. Day 2 I
skipped going for a limit of smallmouth and went to the
largemouth. Again I caught numbers but no size with just
over 7lbs. I finished the tournament in 80th or so place
but only fell from 16th to 20th in the AOY standings. Only
one Everstart tournament left on Lake of the Ozarks so I hope to
be in good shape to make the championship.
Alma BFL Info 7-15-2012 I went to the third BFL of the Great Lakes
division this weekend. The tournament was on the
Mississippi River on pools 3, 4 and 5 I think. I did not
arrive to Alma until noon on Friday which gave me 4 hours to
prefish so I relied on my knowledge from previous years to carry
me through. I did not lock and fished in or around Lake
Pepin most of the day. The tournament was a 3 fish limit
so I took some chances in areas I haven't been to in years
because I knew I could get three fish near the takeoff site if
needed anyways. It paid off making a 45 minute run across
Pepin and catching 3 keepers for about 5 lbs. I then
fished around middle of Pepin and upgraded a fish to get to
about 6 lbs. With the limited time of prefishing I had I
was happy with 6lbs but If I could upgrade just one more time I
could get some good points so I busted out the frog and tossed
it in areas others did not go to upgrade again to 6.5lbs and
then again to 7lbs. After three tournaments in the BFL I
am in 48th place overall with two events left. Ill be
concentrating on Lacrosse getting ready for the Everstart
tournament which should be a fun tournament.
Anglers Choice Pewaukee Lake
7-7-2012 I ran a tournament on Pewaukee Lake today.
We had 4 fish over 5lbs brought to the scales and some very nice
bags. The winning team came to Pewaukee looking to earn
some points towards the championship and found a spot later in
the day that had 21lbs of largemouth on it. That team was Dale
and Chris who fished soft plastics most of the day and showed
that anything can happen if you keep fishing and work hard.
Dale and Chris had a 5lb largemouth to anchor the 5 fish limit In 2nd place was Justin and Charles who
chased smallmouth most of the day. I should not say chase
as they worked one spot very hard to catch a 5 bas limit going
21lbs. Justin and Charles also had a huge 5.37 lb
smallmouth for Big Bass on the day. The Phelps brought in
a nice bag at 17lbs and Zach and Pat brought in a 16lb bag.
Pewaukee Parade 7-4-2012 My pro staff and I went out and tossed out candy and DCL
products at the Pewaukee parade. It was a good time and
Double Catch Lures pro staff had a great time.
Whitewater Lake, WI Anglers Choice
6-24-2012 I ran another tournament for Anglers Choice team tournament
trail. This event was on Whitewater Lake and expected to
be another big bass battle. The lake producing well with
several 4 lb largemouth being weighed in. Big Bass was
over 5 lbs brought in by Glenn Lyon. Glenn also took 2nd
place on the day with over 18lb. He reported catching his
fish mostly on tubes in 8-12 feet of water with rocks. In
3rd place was Caleb and Dan who caught fish on a jig of course.
The big winners with just over 19lbs are Lee and Greg who said
to catch most fish on crankbaits and 10inch worms. Next up
will be Pewaukee Lake and we should see many mixed bags of
smallies and largemouth. Check out the on the water video
from the tournament below.
Little Muskego Anglers Choice
6-9-2012 I ran a tournament on Little Muskego Lake
for Anglers Choice Tournament Trail. The lake was a bit
slower then most had hoped for but the big bags still came in.
In 3rd place was Justin and Charles with over 16lbs on soft
plastics. In 2nd place with over 19lbs was Mel and Ron who
used jerkbaits in deeper water to catch this big limit and big
bass over 5lbs. In first place using soft plastics
was Caleb and Dan with just over 20lbs. You can see more
info at the tournament tab above and watch the video. Next
tournament will be on Whitewater Lake.
Rock Lake Tournament on 5-19-2012
for Anglers Choice We held the first tournament of the 7 to qualify for the Anglers Choice Tournament of
Champions. Taking first place honors are Dave VanErt and
Rick Hanfler. They reported catching most of the 14lbs
early in the morning with bedding smallmouth. The 2nd
place team of Dale Pavey and his brother also found most of the
weight with 4 smallmouth on beds early but needed one small
largemouth to fill out a limit. In 3rd place was the new
team of Gary and Mike. Rock Lake played tough today but
will show its true colors when we visit it again later this
year. You can view full results and pictures at the
Tournament Director tab above.
Kentucky Lake Everstart Tournament
5/13/2012 The two pictures below tell you the story.
After Day 1 I was in 7th place with over 16lbs. Day 1 was
full of fish and big fish which related to big chunk rock really
well. Day 2 the fish left and did not relate to anything
that I could find. The fish scattered and I only managed 5
bites all day but only boated 2 of them. Those 2 fish
weigh 6 pounds and brought me down to 54th place. Looking
back at the tournament I wish I could have boated more fish the
2nd day but I did get the bites I needed. The tournament
did help me move into 16th place overall in the Angler of the
Year points which is the man goal to stay in the top 40.