It’s the weekend before the upcoming KBBC Tournament on Lake Arthur. Teams are all out trying to find the sweet spots and patterns. Unfortunately, the weather in April can change quickly and I believe it will be the final couple days prior to the tournament that will prove usefull to many competitors. The water temp is still stuck in the high fourties and it does not appear that it will change this week. I predict a tough tournament, although they are calling for sunny skies on Saturday which will help many anglers figure out what to do. I have been practicing for several weeks now and am consistantly catching a keeper every time out. I have not been pounding my spots and believe I will get a few on Saturday. The spots I have an eye on are holding bass and I believe with the right conditions, I will get them to react to my presentation. This time of year in Western PA, it’s not about finding the bass and what they are doing on a practice day… it’s about finding your fish and predicting where they will be at and what they will be doing the day of the tournament. This takes a lot of practice, patients, correct assumptions about weather patterns, and making the right decisions when it counts. Most of the anglers I have spoke to are all using the same techniques to have success. Here’s a small keeper from Saturday….