He sends this dispatch as training for the competition is underway:
Two days ago, I took a spin on my bike and checked out the water through Downtown. It was money. I planned to hit the water early this morning, but after a wicked storm cell last night, hail, lightning, etc., the water spiked at 1,000 CFS and went to hell. It cleared a bit in the afternoon, but nothing like the previous 24 hours. I tried out a handful of new patterns and had some 7-pounders turn, follow-follow, and eat my shrimpy saltwater bugs. If the water stays put and we don’t get anymore storms, the Slam should be ON. Oh yeah, I threw at a bright orange, 6-pound Koi. The DSP is turning into an aquatic zoo.