Lefebre: On the Road Again

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LefebreBlogSeems like we’ve been driving forever. We left Shreveport Sunday after the Expo and made it to Memphis. Then we left the Lackie’s house around 3pm on Monday and drove to Louisville, KY. Now (Tuesday, 2pm) we are between Cleveland and Columbus, OH somewhere, about 3 hours from home. I’ll only be home for three days, but it will be worth it to fish the Bay. It is downright hammer time there right now and I can’t wait to get out there and finish testing the last batch of Dobyn’s rods.

I had a good tournament on the Red River last week. I’m stoked to grab a 34th place finish and get the heck out of there. I was sick all week and was in 103rd after day one…yuck! It was almost another massive train wreck like Chickamauga, but thank God things happened perfectly on day two. I’m sure that it had something to do with my precious baby girl (Macy), who prayed for her Daddy that day, asking God to give Daddy five big fish, ha ha. I love her, she’s the best little girl in the world.

ClackinRapI caught most of them on a ½ oz Rapala Clackin Rap. The didn’t seem to want the louder rattling baits for some reason. The color is called Bone/Chartruese, it has a bone color on the back with a chartreuse belly and silver sides, great for muddy water like I was fishing. I used 17 lb test Berkley 100% fluoro, a Dobyns 705 CB Glass rod (the best trap rod ever made), and a Revo Premier high speed reel. I only lost one fish that last day that got hung on a stick, so that’s not bad at all considering I was reeling the bait fast and jerking the heck out of it. Those fish hit that thing so hard it was unbelievable. I only had 6 fish hook up all day and I bet I made at least 4 casts a minute for 8 hours, that comes out to about 2000 casts, lol. Wow, I got a bite every 333 casts, that’s exciting!!!!

I’ll be packing this week for the Potomac River FLW Tour Open, lots of jigs and D-Bugs. I haven’t had the new Bugs since we fished there last, they will eat that thing big time. I leave early Saturday morning and practice starts on Sunday. That place is going to be crazy on Memorial Day weekend, I hope it rains and the wind blows. I’m excited to be going back to the Potomac River again, it’s been a while. It is one of my favorite places to go in the world and I think we should be hitting it just right next week.

My turn to drive, I’ll catch you next week. I have s couple of friends from FLW coming to play on the Bay right after the Potomac event, they may not have arms when they leave, ha ha!