Dwain Batey is the defending state champ and former AOY, he proved why by dominating the season opener for the NSKA NWA group.
“Stellar day on the water, I caught 4 fish in the first 14 minutes, and then ground out the rest of the day catching a fish every 30 minutes to an hour, and 5 of those just happened to be hammers. I was super excited to find that the rain had pushed that green slime out of some of the lake. Because of this I could throw the red flat sided crankbait that I caught a nice fish on during practice Tuesday, but would get covered in that slime every cast on Wednesday. 4 of my 5 final fish were on that little bait including the big girl. I caught a few fish in practice but I hadn’t been to the lake other than those 4 hours or so since before the big ice storm, so I had no idea I would be able to grind out that many inches. It’s always a good time when I can catch fish on a crankbait.”
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