The Five County Bassmasters’ very own, Brent Boyette, will represent North Carolina at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation National Championship later this year in Alabama.
Competing in his very first Southern Divisional, Boyette took the lead on day number one and never looked back. Although North Carolina teammate, Chuck Murray, gave Boyette a run for his money on the final day of competition Boyette overcame the sudden charge from Murray to walk away with a the win, thus putting him one step closer to qualification for the prestigious 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Boyette’s pattern consisted of catching schooling fish early each day to fill his limit quickly and then proceeded to pitch plastics and jigs to bulrush cover to upgrade his catch. As noted by many anglers within the event, timing was key, as small groups of fish would congregate into one area to feed during short periods within the day, therefore offering the anglers positioned in these “perfect” areas the chance to catch multiple fish on consecutive casts. Pitch after pitch into the heavy cover, at these peak feeding times, would offer up bites from five to eight pound Okeechobee giants, yet the fish had the deck stacked in their favor with the heavy bulrush cover, as some of these giants would tangle within the cover, just out of reach of the anglers and eventually shake loose. Boyette experienced such the case and thought his shot at the win had escaped him, but was able to stay focused and overcome the lost opportunity with additional bites.
Congratulations to Five County Bassmasters’ club member Brent Boyette – The 2012 North Carolina / B.A.S.S. Federation Nation National Championship qualifier.