In the Winners Circle will dwell into some of the success of the winning angler. How they prepared, what they where looking for and what they did to pull out a victory. The format will be in the form of an interview. I will not ask the question - exactly where on the lake was the angler fishing, as this defeats the purpose of learning to be a better angler. This will be a six part series as we will have six tournaments in half a year.
Lets welcome our April tournament winner Mark Robinson. Mark is a Coastal Bassmaster Angler and a Angler of the Year title holder. I got the chance to interview him and here is what follows.
CB: Winning your first club tournament , then Angler of the Year title last year, what has been the key to your success?
Mark: In one word "persistence." I found a bait that worked during the tournament and stuck with it.
CB: What was the key to your success on Lake Tapps?
Mark: "A crawdad color pattered crankbait they call a Aragon made by Jackall."
CB: Take us through the thought process to fish where you did on the lake ?
Mark: "I really didn't get anything from pre fishing the lake as I did not catch anything." On Saturday Lee ended up fishing with me due to a broken down boat. We caught enough fish off of Lee's spots to end the day in 1st and 2nd place. On Sunday Lee fished with Ken both I and Ken fished in the same spot. " It was a magical day", after I limited I left and fished other spots but with no success. I then went back to that spot and began to call out 3.5 lbs. bass."
CB: How did you position your boat to make your casts?
Mark: " I tried to keep the wind at my back, but a lot of times I had to throw into the wind. When it was windy I'd crank it faster with better success.
Mark congratulations on winning Tapps Lake Bass Tournament, and thank you for taking the time to share with us!