All-American Midday Update – Day 1 - Major League Fishing
All-American Midday Update – Day 1
2y • Jody White • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Jasper’s Calvert tops field to win Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lewis Smith Lake
21h • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Georgia’s Wagner runs away from field with victory on Lake Keowee
21h • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Volunteer Division opens 2023 season Feb. 11 on Lake Chickamauga
21h • Dave Landahl • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League – Lake Keowee Weigh-In (1/28/2023)
21h • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League – Lewis Smith Lake Weigh-in (1/28/2023)
21h • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
All options available when South Carolina Division opens season on Lake Murray
4d • Dave Landahl • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Gill Fishing signs multi-year sponsorship of MLF Toyota Series and Phoenix Bass Fishing League
6d • MLF • Press Releases
Catchfest at Lake Martin will kick off the Bama Division season
1w • Jody White • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Choo Choo Division heads to Lewis Smith Lake for the season-opener
2w • Jody White • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Savannah River Division starts the season on Keowee
2w • Jody White • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Phoenix Bass Fishing League Gator Division opener on Lake Okeechobee canceled due to high winds
2w • MLF • Press Releases
Lufkin boater Hayden Heck kicks off season with victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
3w • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League – Sam Rayburn Reservoir weigh-in (1/7/2023)
3w • Phoenix Bass Fishing League
Major League Fishing set to kick off 2023 season with Phoenix Bass Fishing League event at Sam Rayburn
3w • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

All-American Midday Update – Day 1

Odd conditions are keeping the anglers on their toes
Image for All-American Midday Update – Day 1
Michael Miller Photo by Rob Matsuura.
November 11, 2020 • Jody White • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Day one of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP hasn’t been quite as wet as anticipated, but it’s still offered far from ideal conditions for offshore fishing on Hartwell. So far this morning, nobody has distanced themselves, but there’s still plenty of time before weigh-in.

Live leaderboard

Most of the anglers we’ve seen have been fishing down the lake, though there are a few notable exceptions. For instance, Kip Carter and Jayme Rampey both started waaaaay up rivers. Carter chose the Tugaloo, and Rampey went up the Seneca.

Down the lake, most of the anglers are fishing schooling fish offshore or offshore cane and brush. Mitch Crane was on a shoal with literally hundreds of fish breaking this morning, but they proved to be very hard to catch. Ryan Davidson was throwing the tacklebox at fish breaking literally feet from his boat with no success just around noon.

So far, the best baits seem to be a drop-shot or a shaky head. Michael Miller has more than 10 pounds and is throwing a shaky head, and Rampey caught his two limit fish on one. Still, a ton of anglers are slinging umbrella rigs, topwaters, flukes and swimbaits.

Rampey says that he lost a 3-pounder and a 5-pounder up the river this morning. If he had them, he’d be having a banner day. As is, he still hadn’t fished his good stuff around 11 a.m., and was simply filling a limit. Rampey seems to think that a window of sun should get the offshore bite right for perhaps an hour today. It’s likely that window is right now, as it’s been fairly bright for a while now and more rain is headed this way.

The live leaderboard is moderately updated, but there’s enough mystery that we’ve got a lot to settle at weigh-in. The anglers will start checking in at 3:30 p.m., and weigh-in starts live online at 4 p.m. ET.