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Smith Mountain Lake Lure Chat with Skeet Reese

April 27, 2010 4 comments

Skeet power fished when others finessed to win at SML. ( Photo: Seigo Saito / BASS)

Skeet Reese won the 2010 Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake with a four day catch of 78-01.  He beat his nearest competitor by 15-09 lbs…A win like that in NASCAR that is called lapping the competition.

I caught up with Skeet as he he dodged tornadoes on his way to Florence, AL for the Alabama Charge on Lake Pickwick.

Bo Crawford (bocraw): Heading in to Smith Mountain Lake (SML), you had just lost a tournament by one solitary ounce [which is bad], but also had a commanding lead in the Toyota AOY Race [which is good].  How were you mentally heading in to the SML tournament?

Skeet Reese (Reese): The points lead doesn’t mean anything this early in the season–all you are trying to do is keep yourself in contention for the end of the season.  So going in to Smith Mountain Lake my goal was to have a good performance and a Top 10 finish.  I knew going in the potential of SML—having a history on that lake gave me understanding that allowed me to catch 20 lb bags that I wouldn’t have been able to do before. Read more…

Is Skeet really #1?

April 22, 2010 1 comment

BassFan currently ranks Skeet Reese as #1, KVD as #2, and Brent Ehrler as #3 in the current BassFan World Rankings.  All three have had a turn in the #1 position in recent weeks.

According to our poll, most of you think the BassFan World Rankings are flawed.  Here are the results of our poll:

It seems the vast majority of you seem to think KVD is the best. Read more…

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: MonsterFishingTackle.com)

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.

WITHOUT A HITCH?

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.

2010 AOY is Skeet’s to lose

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment

The 2010 AOY Title is Skeet's to lose. (Photo: Seigo Saito / BASS)

Last week I pointed out that the 2010 Elite Series schedule favors bank beating and doesn’t set-up well for a KVD comeback.  This week Ken Duke (who is possibly the best bass fishing blogger on the net) points out that no-one has come back from fifth place after two tournaments and won AOY.  KVD currently sits in 42nd place.

The bottom line is that things are not looking good for KVD.  However, many of you may recall that in 2006 KVD was disqualified from an event and STILL made a strong push for AOY that year.  If anyone can beat the odds and make a miraculous comeback it is Kevin.

On the other end of the spectrum is Skeet Reese.  Ken points out that, “Reese’s 37-point lead is the second largest in Elite history after two tournaments”.  As bad as things look for KVD, they are looking good for Skeet.

Ken Duke’s posts are generally available to those with a Bass Insider membership.  His current post, “Two Down, Six To Go“, is available to the general public.  Check it out.

Lure Chat with John Crews

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

John Crews used plastics in hydrilla to win the Duel on the Delta. (Photo: BASS / Seigo Saito)

In this chapter of lure chat I talk with Elite Series pro John Crews about his recent win at the 2010 Duel in the Delta. I will ask the reader in advance to forgive my eccentric questions about psychology and statistics in the beginning of the interview—rest assured that we do talk lures and fishing before the interview ends.

As you read this, it is interesting to keep in mind that John had 18 keepers that weighed 72-06, narrowly defeating Skeet Reese who had 20 keepers weighing 72-05. This is one of the few Elite Series tournaments I can remember where the winner did not catch his limit on multiple days. Read more…

Vote! Who is the best angler?

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

To my knowledge, BassFan is the only organization that ranks anglers from the FLW and BASS in the same ranking.  In the BassFan World Rankings, KVD was ranked a solid #1 for a long time. That changed recently when Brent Ehrler took the #1 spot last week. Shortly thereafter Skeet Reese leapfrogged Brent and took the top spot after a strong finish at Clear Lake.

Kevin VanDam is currently ranked #3 in the BassFan World Rankings.

I recently wrote that the BassFan World Ranking formula should be tweaked.   ( BassFan has updated their rankings since I wrote that post, but the principle is the same ).

What do you think?  Vote in our poll…


Champions Reese, Duckett Provide Unusual Edition of Bassmaster Classic in its Return to Alabama’s Lay Lake

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Boyd Duckett is one of eight Alabama anglers fishing the 2010 Bassmaster Classic

Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., shares the spotlight with Boyd Duckett of Demopolis, Ala., in this look at two champs aiming for the same prestigious prize in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic:

Focus on Skeet: As the winner of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, Reese enters the 40th edition of the Classic, set for Feb. 19-21 on Lay Lake out of Birmingham, Ala., as the defending champion.

Spot back on Boyd: As the pro from Alabama who won the Classic three years ago, Duckett is the defending champ on Lay Lake, having won the 2007 Classic in his home state.

Again on Skeet: Reese is a candidate to repeat in 2010 for a rare consecutive victory. The Bassmaster Elite Series pro is at the top of his game. He narrowly missed 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors, finishing second in AOY points. And Lay Lake ups the ante for Reese: He was the runner-up to Duckett in 2007, just 6 ounces back.

On Boyd: He made history as the only Classic winner to capture the title in his home state. The small-town Elite Series rookie who instantly hit the big time intrigued fans; three years later, anglers – especially Alabama anglers – don’t miss a chance to shake Duckett’s hand.

“I’ve had several thousand people in the last six to eight months say, ‘You know, the Classic’s coming back to Alabama, man, you’ve got to step up for us,’ ” Duckett said. “I feel like I’m fishing for a whole team of thousands of anglers in Alabama. Coming into it in 2007, I was fishing for me and a close group.”

Read more…

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