Dave Lefebre’s Bass Fever – Cold as Ice

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LefebreBlogI never got into hunting like a lot of the tour guys do; I ice fish.

Getting out on the ice and locating where the fish are, then drilling the holes and catching them is a lot of fun. I drilled at least 70 holes in the ice yesterday looking for fish, which, as it turns out, was great exercise along with the challenge of finding and catching them.

I usually get out on the lakes a little before they freeze over and locate the likely areas that I’ll be able to catch fish. But, things have been so unusual this offseason that I didn’t get a chance to get out and look. Ice fishing is a lot like tournament fishing, I have to locate holes and pockets in the grass that they are holding in.

If I drill through the ice and find grass, I won’t get bit, but if I find an area that has some holes in the grass, I can drop a jig down there and catch ‘em pretty quick. We fish mainly for perch, bluegill and crappie; which are my favorite. Crappie can be a little harder to find and catch under the ice, which makes it more challenging.

LefebreCrappieonIceThe efforts are never wasted either, our family eats a lot of fish. We’ll have Gramps and my sister over, and we’ll have a big ol’ fish fry anytime we can.

This offseason has been a lot different than in years past because there have been a lot of changes. I’m still working on closing up all of my deals, and ordering jerseys and wraps for the Z521 and my Chevy Truck.

I have to admit that there’s a little bit of a weird feeling this year, because when Yamaha left FLW, it meant I was without a motor. I’d been with Yamaha for 10 years, and I believe in the product, but I’m still a little confused as to what I’m going to do for a motor, but I’ll figure it out.

I take a lot of pride in representing my sponsors, they really become like family to us, they are a part of our success, so wherever I land is someplace I hope will be a long term partner of mine.

I’m really excited to say that I’ll still be doing a tournament blog for Chevy this year; it’s called On Tour with Dave and Anne (www.ontourwithdaveandanne.blogspot.com). Both of us will be doing a recap after each tournament of the event and life on the road, so keep up with me both places; here and there. This one will be the weekly stories, and our Chevy blog will be more tournament oriented, so I’ll be able to share a lot about the year with you.

One of the cool features on the Chevy Blog is that there will be a mini blog by my son Mitchell, he loves to fish, and the column will be a lot of fun.

Anyway, its Christmas time, and I hope all of you enjoy the time with your families.

For more about Dave, visit his website at: www.davelefebre.com.