Skeeter's Bobby Lane Wins Tennessee Triumph
Published on 2009-06-09
Team Skeeter’s Bobby Lane scored a victory at this weekend’s Tennessee Triumph, not only earning a $100,000 purse, but also putting the Lakeland, Fla.-based angler in 11th place in the Angler of the Year standings and in good shape to make the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
“This win couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Lane from Fort Madison, Iowa, site of this coming weekend’s River Rumble on the Mississippi River. “I’ll savor the win while practicing for this weekend’s tournament, but plan to stay focused on competing at a high level for the remainder of the season,” says Lane.
“The Mississippi River fishes to my strengths, with lots of lily pads and plenty of shallow water.” Though Lane led the Tennessee Triumph throughout the entire tournament, he was forced to ledge fish – a technique outside of his comfort level.
“I found a fishing spot that you only dream about finding, and it produced 25-30 lbs. limits each day. After day two, I distanced myself from the field a little further, and realized just how special this fishing spot was.”
As Lane was able to catch daily limits with ease, he spent much of his time preparing tackle and gear for the next day, having long conversations with his on-board marshal, and he even managed to get in a nap in his Skeeter i-Class.
Lane’s Elite Series win is the second of the year for Team Skeeter. Mark Menendez won the Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle in March. Skeeter now has seven anglers in the top 25 of the AOY standings, while Skeeter’s Matt Herren and Greg Vinson are 1st and 2nd, respectively in the Rookie of the Year race.
Only two tournaments remain before the Elite Series postseason during the Toyota Trucks Championship Week, matching the top 12 anglers from the AOY standings for a two event series, Sept. 10-18 on Alabama’s Lake Jordan and the Alabama River.
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