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Skeet Reese Repeats on Lake Guntersville for His Latest Elite Series Win

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Reese won this Elite Series event on Guntersville, but not without a little help from his roommate. 

Lake Guntersville proved to be every bit of a big fish lake that its reputation leads people to believe. Skeet Reese took first place in the Bassmaster Elite Series event in Alabama with a total weight of 92-11. The first time Reese won on this lake was a 2010 Elite Series event with a total weight of 100-13. Any way you slice it, that’s a lot of fish.

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This four day event wasn’t an easy one for Reese. As a matter of fact, he struggled a little bit early on until his Elite Series roommate, Byron Velvick, gave him a magic swimbait from his own boat. This special swimbait is what propelled Reese to the win on the final day. Velvick placed second.

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Skeet Reese

“I felt like a NASCAR guy with extra tires in my trailer, and my driving partner needed tires to win the race,” said Velvick. “Even though I was in the race, too, if I couldn’t win it, there was no one else I’d rather see win.”

According to Bassmaster.com, the rod and reels that helped Reese win this tournament all were his own signature series, the same ones that he uses at every tournament. The slower gear ratio of his reels is what he actually attributed to attracting his bites.

“There was so much fishing pressure on the lake that you had to get the bait down to them and slow-roll it to get the bite. That’s one of the things I figured out the first day,” said Reese. “Around the shallow laydowns, they were a little more aggressive. But once the bait got out a little deeper, you had to really slow it down.”

After second place Velvick, with a weight of 88-1, came Derek Remitz at 85-5, followed by David Walker at 84-8, with Keith Combs rounding out the top five at 83-6.

Skeet Reese Repeats on Lake Guntersville for His Latest Elite Series Win