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  • Tournaments :: winning-strategies

    Walmart FLW Tour

    Lake Guntersville (Oct. 20-23, 2011)

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    1. PAUL ELIAS

    PAUL ELIAS

    SEASON

    fall

    LOCATION

    causeways, Spring Creek Bridge

    STRUCTURE

    pilings, ridges, quick-dropping points

    WATER DEPTH

    20 ' - 30 '

    CLARITY

    3 '

    TEMP

    60 - 66°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Elias used the Alabama rig to catch bass that were suspended approximately 5 feet off the bottom.

    LURES

    2. ROBERT BEHRLE

    ROBERT BEHRLE

    SEASON

    fall

    LOCATION

    creek channel near Lake Guntersville State Park

    STRUCTURE

    stump-laden flat off a ledge

    WATER DEPTH

    15 ' - 25 '

    CLARITY

    3 '

    TEMP

    60 - 66°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Behrle kept his baits near the bottom by ever-so-slowly reeling in the Alabama rig.

    LURES

    3. RUSSELL LANE

    SEASON

    fall

    LOCATION

    South Sauty Creek

    STRUCTURE

    causeways

    WATER DEPTH

    20 ' - 28 '

    CLARITY

    3 '

    TEMP

    60 - 66°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Lane would roll the Alabama rig about 10 feet down and the suspended bass would come up and get it.

    LURES

    Big Bite Baits Cane Thumpers

    4. ANTHONY GAGLIARDI

    SEASON

    fall

    LOCATION

    Mill Creek

    STRUCTURE

    backs of pockets

    WATER DEPTH

    7 ' - 10 '

    CLARITY

    3 '

    TEMP

    62 - 68°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Gagliardi fished the Alabama rig shallower than most as he followed concentrations of shad.

    LURES

    Keitech Swing Impact, Jack's swimbait

    5. BRYAN THRIFT

    SEASON

    fall

    LOCATION

    Town Creek area

    STRUCTURE

    grass flat with a drain running through

    WATER DEPTH

    8 ' - 15 '

    CLARITY

    3 '

    TEMP

    62 - 68°F

    PATTERN NOTES

    Thrift started the tournament cranking a DC 100, but switched to the Alabama rig midway through day three.

    LURES