May 21, 2011

A Gamble That's Paying Off

Photo: Patrick Baker

Every so often in professional bass fishing you hear stories of fishermen making huge gambles in order to reach waters others can't easily get to.  Whether it's using a chain saw to remove logs in the way or using an aluminum boat to get to backwaters; it happens once in a while.  Often the gamble pays off, but I'm sure there are plenty of attempts that end up wasted.  John Cox of Florida is not wasting his chance at the FLW Tour Event on the Red River in Louisiana.

He fished the first two days in a backwater area that was only accessible through a culvert. He was fishing out of a 17 foot aluminum boat and to reduce weight, he even reduced his rig to just one battery(for use as both trolling motor and cranking battery). I read about this the other day, but the videos below are unbelievable to see. He sacked 14+ pounds both of the first days and was blowing the field away on a tough Red River bite.  His co-anglers for both days also caught them pretty good and were both near the top.  This was definitely a magic spot and a risk that payed off. 

The dropping water yesterday made it impossible for him to reach the spot again today, but he fished another area and again caught the days biggest bag.  Awesome job John. Check out the entire story and videos here.

Check out how this aluminum boat even has a Power Pole and sweet Lowrance Electronics. 

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