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Elite #1: Lake Cherokee — Not The Start I Had Hoped For

Posted by admin on February 13, 2017

Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Matt Lee - tournament recap
Lake Cherokee is one of the most interesting and different lakes I have ever been to.   Heavy stringers of smallmouth are weighed in by basically crappie fishing in the middle of the lake.  Nomadic smallmouth chase around the alewife and threadfin shad population.   These baitfish spend the winter months in depth ranges of 45-60 feet.  In practice I spent the first day predominantly fishing offshore for the smallmouth and with only a few bites, none of which were particularly large, I decided to head to the bank.  After only a few minutes of fishing shallow I caught a bigger largemouth which definitely told me the bank could be a player in the tournament.  It might not be the winning pattern, but someone could definitely finish very high by just solely targeting largemouth and fishing the bank.

Making bass boat fuel from wood shavings

Posted by admin on December 5, 2013


I’m grateful that a lot of fishing fans got to know my mom and dad this past year. They were the hard-to-miss folks in the front row of nearly every Carhartt Bassmaster College Series weigh-in that Jordan and I were a part of. They were always dressed in Auburn attire. Mom took tons of pictures and cheered loudly, while Dad watched more calmly with a proud and friendly grin. >>> read more

Matt Lee's magical senior year at Auburn

Posted by admin on December 2, 2013


Auburn, AL - It’s hard to argue the fact that Auburn University’s Matt Lee had a senior year that would be hard to top: - In February of 2013, he became the second collegiate angler in the history of the sport to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic through the Bassmaster College Series. - In October, he watched as his brother, Jordan Lee, qualified as the Bassmaster College Series angler in the upcoming 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. >>> read more