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Rethinking your approach with Matt Lee

Posted by admin on July 7, 2017

mattLee_fishing_GarretDixon.jpgphoto: Garrick Dixon

After a really tough year in 2016 I decided it was time to take a new approach to my fishing. I knew I was a better bass angler than what things looked like at the end of the season. So far that new approach is working although it’s too early to claim victory. We all know that one or two tournaments can make or break a season.

I thought I’d put a few of my thoughts into this column. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but my hope is that some of the changes I’ve made will help some of you if you’re struggling. What I did isn’t just for tournament anglers. Fun fishermen sometimes need to rethink things, too. In the end we all want to catch more bass. > Read More

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