David Burns Ultimate Bass

May 7thArmyBassAngler Coalition Pro David Burns & his Task Force partner pull out a 3rd place finish and a check on Lake Mead during the 5th Nevada Division Ultimate Bass Team Tour Tournament of the year held at Callville Bay Marina, Lake Mead, Nevada.  On tournament day they had calm conditions with and drew boat 21 in the 2nd flight with a weigh in time of 15:20. The surface water temperatures were at 65.7 degrees at start with an air temperature of 63 degrees. The first Flight bolted at 05:45 with every boat heading through the narrows and not one boat went to the Washboard, Sparrow or Road Runner. Burns and partner stuck to their plan to hit the outer marina, spend 20 minutes and then bolt through the narrows and up the Overton Arm towards Echo Bay. Their first 3 fish were caught outside the marina off the eastern point. They managed 2 keepers in the live-well. Once they got to their first spot in Echo Bay Jim threw a drop shot on a rock point that Burns had lost a great smallmouth during pre-fish. Jim slammed that puppy and they had our 3rd fish in the live-well, they then headed to 3 coves that Burns had done very well earlier in the week. “I threw a Chartreuse/Gold Skirt Spinner bait modified with a Lake Fork Trophy Lure 3.5” Live Magic Shad Fire Perch and added a 2.0 trail-hook (This was a very ugly, however, productive presentation). I was able to slam 2 big largemouth bass and Jim added another,” stated Burns. Later the team culled 1 and by 07:28 we had 5 keepers in the hole. They then proceeded up to the Meadows and hoped to land the huge largemouth that the location was known for, however, they only caught stripers and decided to head to Fire Cove and Rogers Wash to see how they can do there.  There they would slam a big 4.10 fish cull again. Then it was back to Echo bay at 1200 as planned to head back down to the Lower Basin and the Washboard.

“We headed to a cove where I caught a keeper that we culled utilizing a different approach that worked earlier in the week with a Lake Fork Trophy Lure. The vibrating jig “Blue Shad” 3/8 oz with a Live Magic Shad 3.5” “Albino Shad” and a 2.0 trailer.” The day’s average air temp was 92 degrees with the wind coming out of the Southwest at 10 – 20 MPH. The average surface water temperature was 69.2 degrees.

The top 5 results are as indicated:

1 Derek Yamamoto John Mackey 5 4.72 16.75 140 140 330 1200 $1810.00
2 Dennis Chavez Brian Smith 5 5.65 16.22 460 x 200 850 $1510.00
3 Jim Sullivan David Burns 5 4.1 14.91 x 140 130 500 $770.00
4 Joe Ramos Eddie Rodriguez 5 3.84 14.08 x 140 x 300 $440.00
5 Gerald Webster Trent Doser 5 4.12 13.85 x x x 150 $150.00


This 3rd place finish clinched a spot for us at the Tournament of Champions. ArmyBassAnglers will be well represented by the Southwest Team at the Ultimate Bass Team Tour Tournament of Champions November 12th & 13th as they continue the mission to SUPPORT.DEFEND.FISH.

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