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Well, Trey Epich (Chitownlonghorn) and I went to Little Rock, AR to fish the Under Armor National Championship on the Arkansas River.  We were fishing out of a Texas Boat World 20X3 Triton.  Thanks Cliff!

It was hot and there was very little current.  Niether one of us had fished a river before (Lake Austin isnt a real river at ALL).  We prefished for 2 days and found 3 spots that produced largemouths (15" minimum) and spotted bass (12" minimum) in pools 5 and 6. We had some great confidence going into the first day.  

The first day we weighed 4 fish for 5.63lbs and was sitting in 12th.  We caught all fish on strike king sexy shad 4s cranks.  I had 3 fish come off the crank that would have helped.

The second day we weighed 4 fish for 8.48 lbs and finished 7th.  We were about 6oz away from making the top five cut.  I caught one fish on a rattlesnake, and 2 on a jig. Trey caught one on an H20 crank. We had an awesome time!

Well, the only bad thing is OU beat us by .01 lbs.  I think they put sinkers in thier fishes mouths. haha jk

Check out the full results on www.collegebass.com or www.texasbassteam.com soon.

Oklahoma Texas Staredown


SOB Spinnerbait fish in practice


2nd Day Weigh In


We stopped at Lake Fork on the way home and i caught one 2.5 lber and broke off another bigger fish on a pond dam.  What a great way to end a fun trip.

Take care,

Bobby Frey
 

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How did that fish in Trey's hand measure. That thing is like 6" long??

Big ups guys!! The team has got to be moving up the national rankings with all these top 10 finishes. Cast.Reel.Hook'em.

Oh yeah i heard the Aggs posted a 0.00.
 

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Yeah, the spotted bass are 12" and there were alot of them, so we found a concentrated # of them because we knew they were going to be key for us to win. Too bad we couldn't catch a few more.

Yeah for a while the aggies kept following us around trying to figure us out. Trey was getting mad! haha They sucked it up.

S. Biznuss, when you become a student, email the team from the website and come out to the meetings and get involved. Its a blast!

Hook 'em!
 

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The picture is on the south shore, on the bottom side of terry dam on pool 5.

We did try little maumelle creek in practice. It all looked so good back there with the trees, lilly pads, and grass. We fished about 3 hours and couldn't get bit. We talked to quite a few teams and they said they did poorly back there. It was beautiful, but not where i wanted to fish. Thanks for the advice though.

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Great report, those are some nice fish you caught. Too bad that OU edged us out. They are always winning on technicalities so I wouldn't put it past them to weight their bass ;D. Keep up the good work and good luck with the next tournament.
 

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hahaha!

Thanks everyone. OU got what they deserved in the national championship and in the shootout last year. It will happen again this year.

We have about 20 anglers on our team and about 6 that are serious tournament anglers.

Our next important tournament is the FLW Regional Event on the Red River in Pool 4. We are launching out of Natchitoches, LA. Check out more info on www.collegefishing.com

If anyone has any good advice, shoot me a pm. Thanks!
 
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