The word is getting out. Pickwick is producing monster-sized bass like never before. There have been multiple fish in the 10+lb class caught over the last few weeks.
Phoenix pro Jason Lambert of Counce, TN has added yet another toad to the Pickwick trophy list with his 11.78 lb giant. Jason went old skool and kept it OROL. For those who don’t know, “OROL” stands for One Rod, One Lure. A little term I’ve coined here at FishStrong.
Lambert’s near 12lb behemoth fell for a jerkbait. Oh, how refreshing! Remember those things? They sort of look like a minnow and you twitch them???
“It was the first fish caught that morning, made the rest of the day irrelevant, caught in tournament. After that fish I felt like I could quit right there. It doesn’t get much better after that! I went on to have about 26lb total. I had a 5, 4, and two 3′s in the mix. It slowed down from the last two weeks.”
“The lake is definitely on the upswing… I caught an 8 two weeks ago. I think this winter has a lot to do with it. The temps never really dropped under the mid 50′s and they’ve been running water pretty solid the whole time.”
When asked why he bucked the umbrella rig trend, Lamberts answer was simple and straightforward…
“I wish the thing would go away.”