Andrew Nordbye took second in the Bearcat Fall Classic held October 25, 2015 on Mozingo Lake in Missouri. It was a tough day on the water with the lake turning over, a cold front coming in, and the bite turned off. The fish were not active and when they did bite, they barely ate the bait. Even with these conditions and 8 lost keepers – including a 5-pounder that was almost to the net – Nordbye and his partner caught 4 keepers and had the big bass of the tournament.
Two keepers were caught in the trees on a Fish Hog Tackle punch jig tipped with a Tightlines UV jig trailer in green red flake color. The others were caught on an emerald-brown LiveTarget frog. Along with the frogs, Nordbye used Woodstock Line Company’s 65-lb Power Strike braided line saying “it is the smoothest and strongest braid I have ever used”.
With this tournament wrapping up Nordbye’s 2015 season, he thanked those who have supported and sponsored him throughout. He looks forward to fishing the Nationals this coming spring and, with a win, the possibility of fishing in the Forest Wood Cup.