The Yamaha powered walleye pros, Joe Okada and Robert Blosser decided to fish the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament this spring.
During prefishing they struggled to find fish over five pounds. They started to the north where the water was gin clear and it was like fishing out of an aquarium. Only catching a couple there, they decided to head south, where water temps were warmer and there were larger numers of fish.
They quickly learned that there is no such thing as too shallow when it comes to bass fishing.
They also had to adjust to not spending half their time looking for fish on a locator, but looking for "fishy" spots and working them over to see if there was anything there by casting.
While they caught a lot of fish on day one, the guys next to them put on a clinic and out fished everyone around. It didn't matter what they were doing either...hair jigs...jerk baits...tubes...you name it. While Okada and Blosser were netting 3.5lb fish, they were culling fives.
On the second day, they moved into 1-2 feet of water, hit the Spot Lock, and Blosser hooked into a big one. This was an area where there were fewer, but bigger fish.
While they weren't able to weigh in a monster basket, they still caught quality fish and had a good time.
Stated Okada, "If you ask Blosser, he will tell you this is the first time we have fished a tournament on the bay and not won, but since it's not walleye, it doesn't count!"