Dave Lefebre – From Wheeler to the TTBC

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LefebreBlogThe Wheeler Lake FLW Tour Open didn’t go anywhere near like I’d visualized it,
but I managed to salvage it at least, and hang on to my top five placement in
the standings with only one Open remaining. I moved up to 3rd overall with my
31st place finish and I now need a top 25 or so at Sam Rayburn in a couple weeks
to ice a birth in the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. It won’t be easy though, several
seriously good “sticks” are hanging around the top 10. I’m practicing for the
Texas Bass Classic on Lake Conroe currently, but all I can think about is
Rayburn in a couple weeks, lol. It’s a big deal to pre-qualify for the FWC, I
hope I can pull it off, it just takes off a ton of pressure next
year.

Conroe has been pretty good to me in the past and I had a couple of
productive days so far in this practice. The lake is tiny, and I only wish they
wouldn’t give us so many days to pre-fish. By the time the event rolls around
every dang fish in the lake has been educated, and having a Pro-Am the day
before the actual tournament is kinda goofy too, everyone just goes around
beating someone else’s fish, lol. Oh well, it is what is I guess and somebody is
still going to win it. I had over 30lbs yesterday, including a 9lber, and around
18-20 today. I’ve spent 75% of my time fishing off-shore but caught some good
ones shallow, deep, and everywhere in between. I think it’s a little tough
overall, but I feel like the weights are going to be on the big side, similar to
last year. Based on what I’ve seen also, I’d say Keith Combs has a serious shot
at defending his title.

After this tournament ends I’ve got a week to
kill. I bought my salt-water tag just in case someone offers to take me out in
the Gulf or something, lol. But I also wouldn’t mind taking a week off and
getting organized and getting some rest. There is also an Ever Start event on
Lake of the Pines that I could jump into if I feel the need to play next
weekend, who knows? I’ll keep an open mind. For now I need to focus on Conroe
and talking another TTBC Championship Ring back to Erie!