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Brent Chapman Ė Practice Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I think Iím being tested as far as my wits go. I can honestly say I think I had one bass bite today. It was definitely not the practice I was hoping for, but I have a few areas that Iíve always fished. I had some bites out of those areas on Monday and I have what I found a month ago so Iím just going to go to the areas where I know thereís fish and just hunker down and be real thorough.

I think everybodyís so used to coming up here and catching 20 to 50 fish a day and I donít think itís going to be like that. Iíve got a handful of areas and two or three different techniques that should catch some fish so Iím just going to keep my fingers crossed.

Brent Chapman Ė Practice Day 1
Monday, August 20, 2012

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It feels good to be back out fishing. From a practice standpoint, I came here before the cutoff and had a lot of high hopes and expectations about how the fishing was going to be and it sure wasnít that way today.

It seems like itís gotten a lot tougher, at least for me, but thatís just 1 day. I did a little bit of everything. I tried to maximize my day and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my time. I did a lot of running around, but didnít really see anything that got me overly excited so far.

We had a little cool front today and I wonder if that had the fish off a little bit. Thatís one thing thatís kind of neat about this lake Ė for as small as it is, it fishes so big and it changes so much. I am floored at how different it is just from a month ago.

I spent 4 days here before the cutoff and now Iím glad I did, especially how today went. Had I not done that, Iíd really be freaking out.

I know from my past experience just how critical it is to catch a good fish or two Ė a 4-pounder. Thatís what haunted me here the last time. I was around guys who did really well and in 2 days, I caught probably 40 to 50 keepers and never had a 3-pounder. Hopefully, this one will be a little different.

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