There are many lakes around the country that face extreme amounts of fishing pressure. Bass in lakes that are the size of a small state can become less hospitable with the amount of pressure that they get when a big tournament is in town.
We’re not just talking big as in the terms of a Bassmaster Elite Series or FLW Tour event coming to town; but also big as in sheer numbers of boats on the water.
For instance, the week prior to the FLW Tour hitting Grand Lake this past week, there was reportedly a 400 boat tournament that happened on the lake. A Nichols Marine tournament there routinely draws over 250 boats and they host four events a year. During the peak season, Guntersville; or any other TVA lake for that matter, can look like a parking lot with bass boats lined up fishing ledges. California’s Clear Lake will have tournaments scheduled for at least 90-percent of the weekends each year. Read More