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.

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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

The Mountain Man came down to fish with me and he can flat out catch em! @cabelas @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @rangerboatsfans @costabassfishing #teamcabelas

The Mountain Man came down to fish with me and he can flat out catch em!  @cabelas @fishgloomis @fishshimano @lowrancefishing @rangerboatsfans @costabassfishing #teamcabelas

Spent some time on Bluff Creek today with @thebreadman2. He caught this toad on topwater and has been one of @mtmrecognition top employees for 38 years now! @cabelas @shimanofish @fishgloomis #teamcabelas

Spent some time on Bluff Creek today with @thebreadman2. He caught this toad on topwater and has been one of @mtmrecognition top employees for 38 years now!  @cabelas @shimanofish @fishgloomis #teamcabelas

Update

This week I am getting ready to head on vacation with my family.  We are going to take a week to unplug from the day to day and head to California.  When I get back from vacation, I will start prep for the BASS Northern Open at the James River, and I have a premonition I am going to like this event.  I’m sure I will make a few more trips to Bluff Creek to stay in fishing shape and I am eating better and losing some weight as well.

Oneida Lake – Day 2

Overall the conditions today were harder, but I fished better. I caught 15-4 finishing the tournament with 29-7. 

Oneida Lake – Day 1

I had 14-3 today and I’m in good shape for tomorrow. I dropped a couple fish, but that happens in smallmouth fishing. I’m boat 54 and I’ll check in at 2:30 ET.