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Tournament Report - NBW El Cap April 24th - My biggest bass ever

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today was the day. The bite was wide open leading up to the tournament and the fish were eating good. One can only hope the strong bite would continue but it never does. My regular team partner Alan Clowers could not fish so I asked my life long friend Dennis Kolender to join me. We had a good practice and caught post spawn fish using reaction baits. They seemed to like the bigger jerkbaits along the rocky steep stuff and flukes and spinnerbaits around the flooded brush. I also caught a few on a topwater splash it pop bait. Our plan was to throw reaction baits all day and put together a solid bag.

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Things are different

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I have been in sales for over 10 years and currently the Sales Manager for a small Printing company.  When I'm not working (my real job) I "work" on my other job; fishing.  I say "job" because I spend countless hours preparing and practicing for the next tournament.  Tournament anglers approach fishing differently than the recreational a job.  Not to say it's good or's just different.  Over the last decade the internet has grown to become a powerful tool.  Perhaps the most powerful tool EVER that now allows us to do things differently than we used to.  In the Sales Profession there are farmers (order takers) and hunters (new business closers)....they're different. 

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Welcome to TomLoweryFishing

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I'm excited to start my new business TomLoweryFishing. I have been fishing all my life and have been fortunate to have a successful career in sales. I'm married to my beautiful wife Jackie and have 2 daughters Hannah and Macie. It has always been a goal of mine to incorporate the two things I love and start a business. This is a new venture but I have been working on it for over a year. I have put alot of thought into what I want to do, how I want to do it, and what the results will be. TomLoweryFishing is a Marketing and Promotions Company. And I am the Chief promoter! Yes.....that means you can hire me. I think I have some great ideas. So, check back often and stay tuned.....there's more to come.


Tournament Report - NBW Otay March 27th

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A lesson was learned.  We had a great practice leading up to the tournament but what we did not expect was the conditions to change.  Otay in March means the spawn is on and there are also "outside" fish to be caught.  There was also "fry" in the water tight against the tules.  Pre-spawn, spawn, and postspawn are all in effect in different areas of the lake.  We had both sight fish and good quality 3-4lb worm fish coming out of 10ft-15ft of water.  It typically takes over 20lbs to win this event.  We had 8 spots to fish, 5 stretches of bank with sight fish and about 12 gps fish marked.  The morning started out bad because our first spot produced no bites.  

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