UPCOMING EVENT: Bass Fishing League - 2016 - Lake Okeechobee

You asked, he answered

Cody Meyer muscles an Okeechobee bass out of a reed clump.







    1. Be sure to follow Cody Meyer on Twitter @fishinmeyer #FLWchat











    2. @fishinmeyer Thanks for joining us this morning. Good luck at Hartwell, see you soon! #FLWchat











    3. @Herrmann8er Definitely , just as good in fall, good anytime but best in spring and fall. @fishinmeyer #FLWchat











    4. @FLWFishing #FLWChat Lipless cranks seem popular choice in pre-spawn. Are they just as effective any other time of year?











    5. @TheBassPunk @fishinmeyer-I guess the flexibility, not having to work in 9-5 atmosphere.Truly it's being on the water & making $. #FLWchat











    6. @FLWFishing @fishinmeyer Favorit part of being a pro angler minus #Fishing #FLWChat











    7. @Herrmann8er @fishinmeyer Lower deeper end for sure #FLWchat











    8. @FLWFishing #FLWChat What sections of Lake Hartwell will you be concentrating on? The lower, deeper end or the upper tributaries?











    9. #FLWChat @FLWFishing - you can't give up on it.











    10. @FLWFishing #FLWChat Last year I finished 118th at Lake O, I told myself I would learn from my mistakes & I did. This year I finished 5th.











    11. @FLWFishing #FLWChat My 1st year I did terrible, based on that you would be disappointed. But every yr you come back you get better











    12. HOw do attritibute your success if you say it takes years to learn? #FLWChat











    13. @TedJohnson18 @FLWFishing EXTREMELY difficult, your not familiar with the lakes and it takes years to learn. #FLWchat











    14. @FLWFishing was it difficult to break through on the circuit being from the west coast? #FLWChat











    15. @lanierbass @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing, I think it is going to be won deep around flooded timber, deep main lake fishing #FLWchat











    16. #flwchat @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing as of today how do you feel Hartwell will be won?











    17. @juliehuber321@FLWFising Definitely @brentehrler, he is a beast. He has a first and second there
      #FLWchat











    18. Who is going to be your biggest threat at Hartwell. #flwchat











    19. @lanierbass @fishinmeyer @flwfishing Yeah, I love to dob more than I love to finesse. #FLWchat











    20. #flwchat @fishinmeyer @flwfishing your known for finesse but do you like to dob the big weight?











    21. @lanierbass @fishinmeyer Probably Alabama, it's hard to argue with anything else and I'm not even an Alabama fan. Roll Tide #FLWchat











    22. @lanierbass @fishinmeyer Defineately not UGA #FLWchat











    23. #flwchat who will win the national championship next year after seeing all the recruits? @FLWFishing @fishinmeyer











    24. @JodyBlanco @fishinmeyer I would love to, but my wife won't let me. #FLWchat











    25. @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing would you ever consider moving out of Cali to be closer to tournaments? #flwchat











    26. Johnsonfishing @FLWFishing But then I caught a 3-pounder and I felt like a celebrity for a moment. It sounded like a swarm of bees. #FLWchat











    27. Johnsonfishing @FLWFishing It was so loud and moved the water under me I thought for sure that I would not catch a fish. #FLWchat











    28. @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing how wild was that camera helicopter at okechobee? Did it bother you when we flew it over your head!? #flwchat











    29. JodyBlanco @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing I would love to win, but I don't want to sound like @DaveLefebre & be all cocky! #FLWchat











    30. JodyBlanco @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing Michael Bennet! LOL all seriousness, if I knew I could make a lot of $$ in Vegas. . . me #FLWchat











    31. @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing #flwchat who is going to win the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup?











    32. JodyBlanco @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing Who are the Red Sox? Ask me a football question. #FLWchat











    33. @fishinmeyer @FLWFishing #flwchat will the Red Sox win the World Series again this year?











    34. lanierbass @flwfishing Drop-shot light line, catches lots of fish and big ones, catches quanitity and quality! #FLWchat











    35. @flwfishing what's the most productive under utilized technique that most people should use but do not? #flwchat











    36. lanierbass @FLWFishing as soon as you have one! Good luck with that buddy! #FLWchat











    37. @FLWFishing when will there be a Cody Jr to take fishing? #flwchat #underthegun











    38. lanierbass @FLWFishing Lake Lanier, Lake Mead, NV & Clear Lake in CA! 3-39 pound bags in tourney last wknd. 32 did NOT get check! #FLWchat











    39. @FLWFishing Top 3 places you would like to see the #forrestwoodcup held in the next couple years? #flwchat











    40. Tweet Chat with @fishinmeyer is about to start, 11 am ET. Join us live and #FLWChat with your questions.





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