Lake Champlain – Day 2

I caught 13-9 today finishing with 30-10, just shy of the money cut. 

Lake Champlain – Day 1

I had a good day finishing with 17-1 all small mouth. I weigh in at 3:15 ET and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. 

Lake Champlain – Practice 

I really didn’t have a great practice, but I’ve fished here before and have some confidence. I knocked my lower unit off this morning and it took up most of the day to fix. I’m boat 94 and weigh in at 4 ET. 

It's been 8 weeks since my last tournament and I'm ready to go! The @bass_nation open on Lake Champlain is this week and I'm really looking forward to it. It's 65 degrees and the fish are biting. I must say, there is no better rainwear than the @cabelas Guide Wear. It's unreal how good it is. #teamcabelas

It's been 8 weeks since my last tournament and I'm ready to go!  The @bass_nation open on Lake Champlain is this week and I'm really looking forward to it. It's 65 degrees and the fish are biting. I must say, there is no better rainwear than the @cabelas Guide Wear. It's unreal how good it is. #teamcabelas

Visit with Princeton, IL facility

On my way to Lake Champlain, I stopped in the MTM Recognition facility located in Princeton, Il.  I had a great visit and really enjoyed seeing some long time employees and friends there.  Having great employees is one of my greatest accomplishments in life, and I am blessed to have lots of great employees!  Thanks for all your hard work!

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James River Update

Today is the first day of competition of the James River Open, I am not there!  Sunday and Monday for practice the heat index was 108 and I squeezed the numbers and it made more sense to be in Oklahoma where the weather has broken and it’s in the 80’s.  Plus the fish are biting at Bluff Creek and MORE importantly, my twin granddaughters, Morgan and Alyson, turned 15 Tuesday.  They are great girls, great students and some of the best basketball players around.  I’m headed to the lake for a couple days, look for an update next week.

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Bristol Cabela’s

While I was out on tour, I was able to stop and visit the Bristol, VA Cabela’s store for the first time.  In a few weeks the Battle at Bristol will take place, when Tennessee plays Virginia Tech and will set an all time college football attendance record in doing so.  On the field, there will be a loser, but I can guarantee you that Cabela’s will be the Big Winner when all the fans pay a visit. @cabelas @costabassfishing @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @mtmrecognition #teamcabelas

While I was out on tour, I was able to stop and visit the Bristol, VA Cabela’s store for the first time.  In a few weeks the Battle at Bristol will take place, when Tennessee plays Virginia Tech and will set an all time college football attendance record in doing so.  On the field, there will be a loser, but I can guarantee you that Cabela’s will be the Big Winner when all the fans pay a visit. @cabelas @costabassfishing @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @mtmrecognition #teamcabelas

Battle at Bristol

While I was out on tour, I was able to stop and visit the Bristol, VA Cabela’s store for the first time.  In a few weeks the Battle at Bristol will take place, when Tennessee plays Virginia Tech and will set an all time college football attendance record in doing so.  On the field, there will be a loser, but I can guarantee you that Cabela’s will be the Big Winner when all the fans pay a visit.

Watch the video here for the game hype.

DaveBristol

 

Fishing with Mountain Man

Mountain Man from Dave Smith on Vimeo.

The Mountain Man is on em again today! Emmm hmmmm! @cabelas @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @rangerboats @costabassfishing #teamcabelas

The Mountain Man is on em again today!  Emmm hmmmm!  @cabelas @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @rangerboats @costabassfishing #teamcabelas