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Tournament Pathfinder
by John Presley

This month the super bowl of bass fishing will be held July 25 -27. The Citgo Bass Master's Classic and Outdoor Show will be in Birmingham, Alabama. You can enjoy four days of action packed fun this month in Alabama. The outdoor show will be at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They will have a National Championship Casting Kids event the top ten finalists will flip, pitch and cast their way to try to win the national championship titles plus college scholarships and prizes. They also have a pro autograph session were you meet this years classic contenders and can get their autographs. You can register at the Outdoor Show to win a Classic Boat and tour the show to see all the new boats and visit with the manufacturers on their 2003 products. They will have daily weigh-ins with a Grand Finale Show on July 27. For more details about the classic, contact the Birmingham Convention and visitors Bureau at 1-888-767-9338 or visit www.birminghamal.org.
The fishing last month on Rayburn has been great with lots of top water action early and late. The fish are in the grass good and being caught flipping Falcon 3/4oz Jigs , Hawg Craws and big Worms during the day. The hybrid bass have been schooling early and late just before dark in the midlake area on topwaters, crankbaits and Rattletraps . The weather been really hot so drink lots of liquid and wear plenty of sunblock.
This past Memorial day I was really upset how the people who use Rattlesnake Island left so much trash. We know the Game Wardens were tough that weekend but don't leave your cans and trash on the island, take back what you bring out .The Core Of Engineers does not clean the islands and beaches so its up to us to keep them clean. I want to thank every one who helped my wife and I clean the island a few days later. I don't like going out there and seeing glass and trash bags pile up. We live here and we want to keep this great lake clean and beautiful for us all to enjoy for a long time.
By the way, when I am not fishing tournaments, I am a full-time fishing guide on Lake Sam Rayburn. If you would like to book a trip please call me at 409-698-9713 or Ann's Tackle Shop at 409-384-7685. Or e-mail me at JOHN@SAMRAYBURNFISHING.COM. or check out my website at SAMRAYBURNFISHING.COM.

Good Luck and Good Fishing.

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