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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13938203 03/27/21 03:41 AM
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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: the skipper] #13938225 03/27/21 04:22 AM
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Originally Posted by the skipper
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I think most of the shallow fish are just pressured and the rest are locked on spawning. Weights always go down in full spawn in my opinion. My buddy found over 20lbs today sight fishing. We'll see what happens tomorrow

It can get funky when they go full blown spawn. Maybe they are all under the boats and on the edge of the hay grass just out of sight and people are fishing where they arent

Not a lot of areas to actually see well enough to catch a big bag unless you really know where to look. Most are spawning back in brush in accessible

Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13938470 03/27/21 03:50 PM
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What about Shin, Todd, and the other fairly local anglers that have fished Rayburn a lot over the years? Are you saying you are better than them. Perhaps you need to get on the same playing field., What a difference some cold water makes from day to to results.


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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Bruce Allen] #13938893 03/28/21 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce Allen
What about Shin, Todd, and the other fairly local anglers that have fished Rayburn a lot over the years? Are you saying you are better than them. Perhaps you need to get on the same playing field., What a difference some cold water makes from day to to results.


Did you read the post or watch the video?

Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13939192 03/28/21 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Clark Reehm
Originally Posted by Bruce Allen
What about Shin, Todd, and the other fairly local anglers that have fished Rayburn a lot over the years? Are you saying you are better than them. Perhaps you need to get on the same playing field., What a difference some cold water makes from day to to results.


Did you read the post or watch the video?

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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13939293 03/28/21 03:21 PM
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He obviously didn't... Your name alone says all that needs to be said for someone who even remotely knows fishing!!

Thought it was a good video and looking forward to part 2!


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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13939319 03/28/21 03:48 PM
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Is it safe to say that in MLF it is a lot harder to call an audible? Its not that you are just against the fish in MLF, you are also up against the scoretracker and period time limits. If you wanted to audible you have to make a decision IN the period to make a run, thus you lose precious fishing time, as in between periods your boat cannot move. It seems as though in the Rayburn event some guys were on a specific bite that they tried to force to work. As they don't have much practice and don't have the time to find a secondary pattern. It was painful to watch them flip bush after bush after bush for non-scorables.

Also I feel that MLF is better suited for smaller lakes, unlike Rayburn, where guy's can make a short run and make that audible and not lose as much time. The Raleigh lakes are 12k acres or less. These guys will crush them in Raleigh I have no doubt. Took 35 lbs to win 2 weekends ago and high 20's at Falls and Jordan this past weekend. It's easier for them get practice in to figure out the lake.


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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: MagFluker] #13939639 03/28/21 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MagFluker
Is it safe to say that in MLF it is a lot harder to call an audible? Its not that you are just against the fish in MLF, you are also up against the scoretracker and period time limits. If you wanted to audible you have to make a decision IN the period to make a run, thus you lose precious fishing time, as in between periods your boat cannot move. It seems as though in the Rayburn event some guys were on a specific bite that they tried to force to work. As they don't have much practice and don't have the time to find a secondary pattern. It was painful to watch them flip bush after bush after bush for non-scorables.

Also I feel that MLF is better suited for smaller lakes, unlike Rayburn, where guy's can make a short run and make that audible and not lose as much time. The Raleigh lakes are 12k acres or less. These guys will crush them in Raleigh I have no doubt. Took 35 lbs to win 2 weekends ago and high 20's at Falls and Jordan this past weekend. It's easier for them get practice in to figure out the lake.



I really wish I would have started the YouTube sooner but even now my wife refers to it as "A Time Thief" because of the amount of time it takes to edit videos. I may do a retrospective video from last year's FLW Title Championship at Sturgeon Bay which was my only foray in the MLF Format to talk about my experience with it and the audible situation. I've currently got so many video ideas that will get more views and be of interest therefore it probably won't get done however I will touch on it now briefly. Long idle zones in the area I was fishing ate up a ton of time!!! When you aren't putting points on the board and you know what other boats are in your area and can see what they have done... you know that something isn't right fairly quickly. I had to make a move which was a 20 minute idle. At the end of the day/last period I opted to dance with the one that brought me and started the idle back. On Day 1 I had lost 9 giant smallmouth and should have been leading/making the cut on day1 alone. I watched John Cox catch every single fish he caught that day and I was matching him bite for bite but lost or broke off more fish on that day than my entire year combined. Zebra Muscles &@%$#@*#&!!! I made one fish famous if you saw the live broadcast on Day 1 going into the final period that I relive constantly! I knew they were there, they just didn't bite in the first period on Day2 and my unfamiliarity with that body of water killed me with currents and fish behaviors. The 2nd period ended during my idle and I had to just sit there and do nothing. I wish I would have hopped up and anchor locked with the Ghost so I wouldn't move but I would have had to do that prior to the period ending. I drifted due to wind and currents 200+ yards during that 15 minute break. I essentially ate up almost an hour of the day idling. I also made one long run to a lighthouse in the 2nd period where I thought I would be able to put a scorable fish on the board because I was so close to the cut line. it was calm but it took me longer to make the run than it did to fish the dang thing and I still didn't catch one there. Had to make the run back across the lake. I ate up probably 1:45 minutes in idling and running that day because when you are throwing the audible or in scramble mode needing to score(You know where you are sitting due to the scoretracker)It takes its toll in decision making that is for sure. That is the difference in Every fish has value opposed to a five fish sack. You can make a gamble to go try to get a big bite because you only need one that matters. You can't do that when you need to put points on the board.

I can attest that most pros on any Tour would rather fish bigger lakes where the field can spread out or places that the fish won't get beat up in practice. Most guys would rather fish patterns than look for magical spots and by spreading out it allows guys to do that without as much conflict.

Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13940446 03/29/21 02:52 PM
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I fished a two day tournament on the lake during the same time as these guys, I shared water with Bobby Lane, Jacob Wheeler and many others I found most to be very nice guys. Bobby Lane amazed me in that he had found every good area in one of the areas I was fishing and was a big reason I stunk it up. He is a pro because he is very good at what he does. Before the no information rule on the Bassmaster elites most pros found fish with the aid of local help I have witnessed that first hand. Now that is different and the weights are down, but these guys are better than the average weekend guy because they have a gift and do it very well. Just as a MLB pitcher has a gift for throwing a heater these guys have a gift for fishing. Rayburn is fishing tuff right now because the fish are in full spawn and are not spawning in the typical places and there is waaaaayy to much pressure. If you find a school of big ones there is the MLF, outlaw, ABA and a High school tournament in addition to the every weekend crowd. I always try to remember for me fishing is supposed to be fun and with that comes being courteous even to the jerks of the world. And Im not speaking of the MLF guys when I talk about Jerks.

Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13940517 03/29/21 03:46 PM
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Part 2 Just dropped!



Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13941092 03/30/21 12:02 AM
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Re: Why aren't the MLF Anglers catching them at Rayburn? I can beat those pros on my home lake... [Re: Clark Reehm] #13941128 03/30/21 12:30 AM
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This just happened to me this past week at the Toyota (my first and my home lake) at Texoma. I found fish in practice, not many and not the "right" size in my mind. 12-13 a day was all they would be good for. Going off my history and the time of year I was thinking that 18-20 a day was what was needed so I decided to keep looking. A top 5 finish was on those fish and 42 won it for 3 days. I put too much stock in history instead of fishing the moment.

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