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First Place for Huk’s Skeet Reese at Bassmaster Elite Tour

by Alissa Crankshaw April 14, 2015

Huk’s very own Skeet Reese took first place at the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Tour, which took place at Lake Guntersville in Alabama. We congratulate Skeet on this tournament victory, and we look forward to seeing more top finishes from him and the rest of the professional anglers who are sponsored by Huk.

Although Mike Iaconelli led the four-day tournament from the opening day through day three, Skeet Reese was able to stay close and seal the victory by hauling in over 25 pounds of bass on day four. With the victory, Skeet Reese earned the grand prize of $100,000.

Despite being behind most of the event, Skeet actually had a very consistent tournament on a day-to-day basis. He brought in 24 pounds or more on three of the four days. Reese spent the majority of his time around the mouth of Town Creek bay, where he primarily used large soft-plastic swim-baits. He threw these lures into the shoreline brush, nabbing a tournament total of 92 pounds, 11 ounces.

A large portion of Skeet’s fish came while he was using a 7-inch Bass Trix swimbait. He and travel roommate Byron Velvick, who came in second at the tournament, found these lures at a local fishing store. Using a color pattern called “ayu,” Skeet Reese was able to catch fish that were at all spawning phases (pre-spawn, spawn, and post-spawn).

Skeet used a technique of slow, methodical shore fishing, meticulously casting around every limb and structure and slowly retrieving the lure when it was in close proximity to the structure. When the lure moved away from the structure, he would reel quickly to hit the next spot. On occasion, he would cast multiple time into a single spot, using different retrieve angles to draw out a bass. 

According to Skeet, the fishing lure had to move very slow in order to attract bass. Because there was so much action on the lake, the fish were sitting lower, so Skeet had to let the bait drop and slow-roll it in. He said that around the shallow lay-downs the bites were a little more aggressive, and he was able to attract bass once the lure was slowed down. 

Skeet Reese now has eight victories in B.A.S.S. events, including two at Lake Guntersville. 

Find Quality Gear So You Can Fish Like the Pros

Skeet Reese and the rest of the Huk team only use the finest gear. That’s why they choose our performance fishing apparel. You can wear the same high-quality gear that is chosen by some of the best professional fishermen in the country. Anglers like Skeet Reese, Gerald Swindle, and Kevin VanDam choose light, flexible, durable fishing shirts from Huk.

Stop by our online store and find the right fishing shirt for your needs. You’ll find long-sleeve fishing shirts, fishing masks, and tee shirts with a wide variety of species, including bass, redfish, tarpon, and more. You’ll look your best and stay comfortable for hours when you choose a performance fishing shirt from Huk!

 

Alissa Crankshaw
Alissa Crankshaw



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