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had the pleasure to interview Jim Moynagh earlier this year and due to
his successful season a follow up was in order. This time I would
be conducting the interview on the water. I started the day by
meeting Jim at Cabin Fever Tackle in
time I spoke with Jim he was sitting in second place in the FLW angler
of the year race following the fourth event at
small bass was just a start to the day, we moved from pitching docks
to flippin shallow pads and shoreline cover.
Motoring along Jim talked more about how comfortable he felt on
the Tour this year; even in the events he didnít finish high in, he
felt like fished well. The
first event of the year at the Big O was a good example.
Jim finished ninety-first overall, but he was on fish all week
and felt he was taking the right approach by flippin vegetation mats.
He just couldnít come up with the big bag often needed to
finish in the money at Okeechobee.
Making good decisions and staying with his plan got Jim in the
money at the second event of the year at Lake
we changed gears and looked into 2007, Jim changed gears on the lake.
We started flippin bog and pad sections in a little deeper
water. It wasnít long
before Jim had used his 3/8 oz jig to boat a couple of nice quality
fish. We started talking
about the 2007 FLW Tour schedule that had just recently come out.
Moynagh wasnít real concerned one way or the other with the
schedule, he said he just goes to lakes they tell him to and fishes
the best he can. The
particular lakes chosen for the schedule are out of his control so he
doesnít spend too much time thinking about it.
What he does think about is the bodies of water themselves, and
how heís going to approach them.
I asked Jim if there are any lakes on the schedule he likes or
dislikes, he just stated ďNot really, I like lakes with fish in
themĒ. He does like
lakes that present the opportunity to fish both Largemouth and
Smallmouth though; he prefers to fish Smallmouth if feasible.
He feels his
has fished on the FLW Tour for the last decade, but also has some
experience fishing BASS events. Jim
fished 33 BASS events, and has finished in the money 10 of those 33
times. His best finish in
BASS came in 1998 when he took third at
I was talking about 2007 plans and other possible tournaments Jim
would fish outside the FLW he was flippin pads with a Ĺ oz All
Terrain Grass Jig. This
turned out to be the pattern of the day as Moynagh pulled out 4 pigs
in the upper 3lb to upper 4lb range.
By the way, in 07 Moynagh plans to fish the full FLW Tour again
as well as other local events that work into his schedule.
His goals for the 07 season are similar to other years; stay
consistent throughout the year, get to the championship and shoot for
Angler of the Year, maybe even a tournament victory or two.
would like to thank Jim for his time and a great day on the lake.
We as well as Jim would like to thank his sponsors Tyson,
All-Terrain Tackle, Vexilar, Salmo Lures, Ranger Boats, Yamaha
Outboards, MinnKota, and Gamma line.