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Michael Guiles
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Lake Dias October 2014 tournament

Guest Blog by: Michael Guiles 10/25/2014
This month the New Smyrna Bass Anglers moved their tournament from Ed Stone park on the St Johns River to Lake Dias. The water levels in the river were still high and the dangers of floating debris justified the move to the lake. The weather was good but we just had a cold front move though and the bite was slow for most of us. Later in the morning the wind picked up and eliminated a lot of areas to fish on this small lake.

Nobody had a limit and there was one individual with four fish. This tournament is an individual event, even though some boats have two anglers. I got lucky and caught three fish for a total weight of a scant 5.29 pounds, just beating out the four fish caught by only .07 pounds. This was close but my big bass of 3.09 put me over the top. This is only the second tournament I have fished with this club and it is great. At the end of the day everyone traded information on what they were using and where they caught their fish. This is totally different form my other club where no info is shared, it is all about the money and keeping secrets.

Next month we will be back on the river, I am sure the water levels will be back down a bit. Until then go fishing and have yourself some fun. Let me know if you catch anything.
Mike has been fishing for 50 years. The first 16 years of fishing was for trout in the streams of Massachusetts. At 22 he moved to Florida for work and took up a whole new type of fishing “saltwater”. For the next several years he learned in-shore and off-shore fishing techniques. There was also the occasional shrimping expedition. At the tender age of 40 Mike then found even another form of fishing “Bass Fishing”. Chasing this elusive predator became Mike’s latest obsession. His motto is "I'd rather be fishing".
big bass 3.09
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