FLW National Guard Series Havasu March 09

FLW National Guard Series Havasu March 09

Where am I? Arizona, England, the United States, I am at the FLW National Guard Series Lake Havasu March 09.

Where am I? Arizona, England, the United States, I am at the FLW National Guard Series Lake Havasu March 09 

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 The Grand Canyon State

The Grand Canyon State

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Located along the Colorado River on the border between California and Arizona upstream from Parker Dam is Lake Havasu. Along the lake’s eastern shore sits Lake Havasu City, home of the relocated London Bridge. Lake Havasu is a popular fishing and boating destination and hosts many angling tournaments. For bass anglers this is a unique opportunity to fish both the main lake and the river while targeting an equal mix of largemouth and smallmouth bass. Sounds like fun stuff for sure. There is an open seat in my boat so hop in and let’s go take a look!!! 

 The London Bridge

The London Bridge

 The Breakwater Channel

The Breakwater Channel

 Havasu Moderators

Havasu Moderators

 Heading Upriver

Heading Upriver

 When given a choice I find it hard to stay out of the river

When given a choice I find it hard to stay out of the river

 The Rugged Southwest

The Rugged Southwest

 California on your left, Arizona on your right

California on your left, Arizona on your right

 Fish where I do and a push pole and shovel are highly recommended

Fish where I do and a push pole and shovel are highly recommended

 That equipment will allow you to get into back water like this

That equipment will allow you to get into back water like this

 Can you see the dinosaur descendent in this photo?

Can you see the dinosaur descendent in this photo?

 Here he is Mr. Heron first name Blue

Here he is Mr. Heron first name Blue

 Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon

 Fish On

Fish On

 The Sand Bar a.k.a. Party Island

The Sand Bar a.k.a. Party Island

 Entering the Gorge

Entering the Gorge

 The Devil’s Elbow

The Devil’s Elbow

 No Soup for You

No Soup for You

 Nice spot guys

Nice spot guys

 Who says smallmouth won’t hit swimbaits?

Who says smallmouth won’t hit swimbaits?

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 The Topock Marina

The Topock Marina

 Let’s take a break

Let’s take a break

 Have a burger and a Topock Blowfish, ah good yum, practice day of course, not during the derby

Have a burger and a Topock Blowfish, ah good yum, practice day of course, not during the derby

 Topock, located along historic Route 66

Topock, located along historic Route 66

 Entrance to Topock Marsh

Entrance to Topock Marsh

 A Different Type of Creek Channel, Let’s Squeeze Through

A Different Type of Creek Channel, Let’s Squeeze Through

 And see what is on the other side

And see what is on the other side

 Passage Ways

Passage Ways

 Can you see the train in the distance above the tulle line?

Can you see the train in the distance above the tulle line?

 Layers

Layers

 Widescreen Western Epic

Widescreen Western Epic

 El Rio

El Rio

 Havasu Waterfront Condos

Havasu Waterfront Condos

 In a 5 mile an hour zone for now; but watch out for this guy, when he is running he throws a big wake.

In a 5 mile an hour zone for now; but watch out for this guy, when he is running he throws a big wake.

 Nice bronze back; don’t let the size of my large powerful fist deceive you.

Nice bronze back; don’t let the size of my large powerful fist deceive you.

 Preparation

Preparation

 Scouting the Channel

Scouting the Channel

 Navigating Skinny Water

Navigating Skinny Water

 On to the Next Spot

On to the Next Spot

 A Very Nice Smallie, Wow!

A Very Nice Smallie, Wow!

 Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

 National Guard Check In Boat, Don’t Come In Late

National Guard Check In Boat, Don’t Come In Late

 They will let anybody fish in this tournament, STOP following me and STAY OFF my water Jay!

They will let anybody fish in this tournament, STOP following me and STAY OFF my water Jay!

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And the winner is, Derrek Ste… oops a slight computer glitch, it’s not you Derrek, get off the stage 

Well back to the dock this ride is over, hope you enjoyed it.

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