Redington rocks 24-09
When the bass go into attack mode, so does Tom Redington. The Royse City, Texas, pro hammered a 24-pound, 9-ounce limit today at the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude and hosted by Henry County Alliance.
According to Redington, a midday front that swept across the area with high winds, rain and rumblings of thunder motivated bass to line up just how he likes them on the Tennessee River’s famous ledges. The result is Redington taking the tournament lead into the weekend with a two-day total of 46 pounds, 15 ounces.
“This ledge fishing is awesome,” Redington says. “There are fish all over the place. I ran a lot of new water today. Yesterday I had to work for them. I went to my best schools and caught one or two. When the storms rolled in, it was hammer-down time. The schools were in attack position, and they bit like they were supposed to.”
So what does “attack position” look like? For starters, it’s something that pros see on their depth finders. And it’s difficult for most of them to explain, but the best in the business – like Redington, Randy Haynes and Scott Martin – can recognize it when they see it. If they don’t see it, they don’t take time to fish.
Redington says that to him, when bass show up on his sonar in a pile, like a stack of hay, rather than appearing to be lined up “flat” across the ledge, that’s his cue that they’re in attack mode.
The only logical move to make is to go into attack mode himself. Today, Redington’s attack lasted almost two hours.
“You have to capitalize when the fish are going,” Redington says. “Yesterday I used a lot more finesse. Today, it was full throttle with big baits – power fishing.”