By Debra Hengst, Strike King Pro Staff
I heard a knock on the door from Mr. FedEx and he held a shipment of highly prized Strike King lures that I requested. Stop #4 on the Skeeter Bass Champs Tournament Trail would find me headed West to Lake Amistad out of Del Rio, Texas on the Texas/Mexico border. The derby would be held May 4th and it was time to get busy rigging.
As with most every year, Lake Amistad opens her gates to flow down the Rio Grande into Falcon Lake which then flows south to the valley for irrigation. Because of the terrible drought that still affects West and South Texas, both lakes have suffered a tremendous draw-down since the end of March. I had not been back to Amistad since February of this year and due to time restraints, I had no practice before off limits dates, so seeing the lake when I arrived on Friday at 60 feet low was eye opening. But I must say remembering the lake back in 1998 at 58 foot low brought back some ideas of where I might want to concentrate during the tournament.