TO PRE-FISH or NOT TO PRE-FISH? IS THIS REALY A QUESTION!
Pre-fishing is extremely important when it comes to fishing tournaments. Better yet, it is important to pre-fish for tournament success! Pre-fishing is as important as going to the gym for a body builder! Practice before the main event and you will have a better picture of the lake! The only way to unlock a lake is to keep fishing it before competition! However, it is important to move on once you have located fish. Remember, your goal is not to land every fish during the pre-fish. Pre-fishing helps paint a picture of fish location and lure selection. Finding fish before competition and knowing what they want to eat is essential for tournament success! Practice, practice, and practice to find the fish you need for winning.
My very first event of the year, I failed to pre-fish and it proved deadly. My partner and I had nothing to show for! Furious with this outcome I went back to the lake and hammered out a 15lbs. bag! Every day on the lake is a learning experience. Pay attention to what is working and what is not and you will catch more fish! If you can, get out and pre-fish before the tournament. I guarantee it will help you in your future trip!
‘Till next time: May your hook sets be MASSIVE and your fish be MONSTERS!