Jay Yelas – Practice
Wednesday, March 28, 2007

FLW Outdoors/Jeff Schroeder
Photo: FLW Outdoors/Jeff Schroeder

The weather's been 80 degrees, calm, and sunny for about 5 days in a row. The fish are really starting to move up on beds, but they're real spooky still and not eating. And there are some big ones, but everybody and their brother knows that.

I've had a decent practice. I've got a way I can catch a decent stringer just fishing. And actually, I have a couple of different patterns. But I think the kickers are going to come off beds.

The lake's lower than normal – it's at winter pool. It's clear, because there hasn't been any rain. And there's not much cover in the water other than boat docks and laydowns.

It's a tough bite, no doubt. I just came here from fishing the California Delta (Western FLW Series), and it's a tough transition from the Delta to this place.

I think if a guy can get his finger in the upper-teens one day, then the lower teens the next, he should make that first cut.