A Quick Thanksgiving Note
The Boat is all tucked away and the ice is just starting to form on area lakes. Duck Season is closed now and deer season is essentially done as well. I get pretty depressed this time of year. All I can really do is plan my next trip and reflect on the last season.
Thanksgiving was a week ago but I would like to take a moment to thank all my sponsors that helped make my summer fishing season a great one. I got some help from a couple new sponsors this year and if you read my past posts you know I put their products to good use.
The ima Skimmer has became my favorite topwater and accounted for some quality smallmouths in several tournaments this year.
ima Skimmer http://imalures.com/lures/
I used the Optimum Double Diamond as a swim jig trailer, on an alabama rig, as well as a trailer on a Mad Bass Shaking Mad Jig. It can also be fished all by itself on a wide gap hook. This is a very versatile bait to have in your boat and it is offered in a ton of colors and sizes.
Optimum Double Diamond http://optimumbaits.com/OB2/
At the beginning of the season I sold all my Shimano rods and filled my rod locker with Denali rods.
I never looked back and love the rods. My rosewood dropshot rod landed plenty of tournament fish for me when the bite got tough.
Along with these new sponsors, I was very happy to help launch a new shopping cart for Mad Bass Custom Baits and was super excited to use some of the new baits they put out for this past season.
On my trip home for Thanksgiving/deer season last week, I was able to have a couple beers with Johnny Lindberg of Lindberg's Cove Resort. Little Bay de Noc was giving up some monster Walleye on a night bite and guests at the resort were taking advantage of the mild weather to catch them.
I want to thank these sponsors and especially, my family, for all the support they gave me throughout the 2012 season. I look forward to a great 2013 season. If you would like more information about these companies or products feel free to drop me a note or follow the links in the post. Christmas is right around the corner so get that fisherman in your life a few new lures or a new rod.