with Tackle Warehouse and BASS Elite Angler Jared Lintner
The day after we toured
Tackle Warehouse’s operation we head out for a day on the water with Rich, the
TW team, and professional Bass Elite Series angler Jared Lintner. We head out to
Lake Nacimiento just north of the company’s headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Professional BASS Elite Series
Angler Jared Lintner and his sweet tournament ride
Rich and Jared grew up
fishing Lake Lopez, Margarita, and Nacimiento. Naci was once considered a top
trophy largemouth lake, that was until spotted bass arrived at the lake.
Jared and Rich check baits before
Since then the spotted bass
have virtually taken over Naci, gaining ground in the largemouth territory and
all but wiping out the once numerous smallmouth. Another inhabitant to the lake
is white bass, and Nacimiento is the only lake in California that was stocked
with these feisty fish.
Three boats, six anglers, and lots
We head out to the lake
with three boats, with two anglers to a boat. JIP fished with Rich, I ran
shotgun with Jared, and Sales Manager Corey Schmidt fished with Buyer Joey
Reggio. At the launch Corey proposed a friendly game of top 5. “I don’t fish for
fun,” Jared joked as he pulled away from the launch ramp in his tournament
Jared is all
business as we head out to our first destination
I knew Jared was joking,
but the minute he punched the motor it was on! Jared powered into one of his
proven spots and pulled out his topwater rigs and went to work as if money was
on the line.
Rich and JIP
get going, their first stop...coves
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