Justin Kerr – Re-Scheduling Making Plans and Fishing Locally

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KerrBlogI just got some news recently that my boat might not be ready for the first tournament at Beaver Lake. They said they would try to have it done before, but they were giving me advance notice that it had a chance of not getting done.

That means I’ll have to borrow a boat for Beaver Lake, and I’ll have a few other adjustments I’ll have to make too.

Evergreen has arranged for a place in California to wrap all of our boats; mine, Morizo Shimizu’s, Shaun Bailey’s and John Morrow’s too. But, with my schedule after Beaver Lake, I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to get back there will be.

I’m still trying to find a little more sponsor help. Evergreen is awesome to me, and I’ve had a little help from Bass Tackle Depot each of the last three years, which has been great, but I’ve been pretty much a privateer on the tournament trail for the past couple years.

Finding a little more assistance would be great, it would change the way I fish. Instead of feeling like I have to play it safe and catch enough to cash a check, I could take some risks and go after some big bags. I’m not trying to sound like sour grapes: I’m doing what I love, and I’m fortunate, but I’d love to find some partners to work with a little more.

I’m finally getting out fishing this week; I’m practicing on Lake Havasu for a team tournament this weekend. Like I’ve said before, team tournaments are a great way to tune up and get in fishing mode.

I love fishing Lake Havasu, especially when it’s good, and the smallmouth are going crazy right now. I know it’s going to take 20 pounds to win that tournament with a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth.

The weather here has turned good, and the fishing is too, so hopefully I can get on something good and have some fun news to share next week.

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