Berkley General and Deal helped Skeet win the $100K Today

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Berkley General and Deal helped Skeet win the $100K Today

Postby WB Staff » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:08 pm

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Reese added another monumental victory to the Major League Fishing (MLF) record books and is bringing a $100,000 check and a big trophy back home to California.

...Reese said he mixed up his approach each day and alternated between two key lures for the win, a 6″ Berkley PowerBait The General and an unnamed green-pumpkin-colored vibrating jig with a Berkley PowerBait The Deal in the Skeet’s green money-color serving as the trailer.

“The first day, I focused on the isolated clumps of reeds that were a little deeper,” said Reese. “I targeted water that was four feet deep because all of the shallower stuff was getting so much pressure. I stayed out a little further from the bank on the isolated pencil reeds and caught a few good ones the second day by pitching The General on a 5/O hook with a ¼-ounce weight on 25-pound-test Berkley Trilene 100% fluorocarbon.”

On the second day, Reese said he opted to stay solely off the bank and was able to catch a 21-pound bag that included the day’s biggest bass, an 8-pound, 8-ounce giant.
The final two days offered vastly different weather conditions, with wind speeds picking up throughout the lake. Reese said this caused him to make a change to the vibrating jig and helped him seal the win.

“It got too windy and made it hard to flip and pitch The General,” Reese said. “I also think it moved some of those fish out a little deeper. On the final day, it seemed like every big female was set up out in the open.”

Reese said the area had cleaner water and he felt it offered him the best chance to get multiple bites.

“I maximized what little I had and fished it all four days,” he continued. “I was trying to be in an area and get as many bites as I could. I never thought I was on the winning fish this week. I’m a believer that everything happens for a reason.”

The top 10 pros on Lake Okeechobee finished:
1st: Skeet Reese, Auburn, Calif., 20 bass, 82-14, $100,000
2nd: Chris Lane, Guntersville, Ala., 20 bass, 75-5, $30,000
3rd: Jim Neece, Jr., Bristol, Tenn., 20 bass, 74-2, $25,000
4th: Dicky Newberry, Houston, Texas, 20 bass, 72-12, $20,000
5th: Bill McDonald, Greenwood, Ind., 20 bass, 71-0, $19,000
6th: Miles Burghoff, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., 20 bass, 70-11, $18,200
7th: Pete Ponds, Madison, Miss., 20 bass, 66-7, $17,000
8th: Ryan Salzman, Huntsville, Ala., 20 bass, 64-3, $16,000
9th: Cole Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, 20 bass, 63-14, $15,000
10th: Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., 20 bass, 63-2, $14,000

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