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Without a Hitch?–Skeet Wins at Smith Mountain Lake

April 21, 2010 Leave a comment

The Rago SKT Swimmer. Maybe bass just like swimbaits--whether they match a hatch or not. (Photo:

I am scheduled to interview Skeet Reese for a Lure Chat on Saturday.  In anticipation of that interview, I thought I’d share some Skeet related observations with you over the next few days.


It is being reported that Skeet’s weapon of choice for Smith Mountain Lake was a Rago Swimbait in light hitch color.  Sound familiar?  Byron Velvick won the Clear Lake event on a Rago swimbait in a hitch color as well.  With coast to coast, back to back wins Rago swimbaits are going to be in high demand.

But what about this hitch baitfish?  According to Byron, hitch are native to California and are NOT found in Virginia.  It doesn’t sound like Skeet was matching the hatch to me.  Hopefully we will obtain additional details from Skeet come Saturday.

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