Toledo Bend tournament practice, getting ready for the Bass Champs next weekend. Bass fishing on Toledo February 2020, lake is still a couple of feet low, water in the 50’s, fishing still pretty tough overall.

I am a long-term tournament angler, won a few Angler of the Year titles including the Cowboy BFL, and a second place AOY finish in the Okie BFL and many tournaments over the years. On my channel I show lake reports from Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend, tournament footage, footage on how to practice for tournaments, product reviews, map study, how to read and interpret your electronics, equipment maintenance, all the things that I’ve gone looking for from other sources over the years.

Many of you have expressed an interest in supporting Ken Smith Fishing, when you purchase from my partners 6th Sense Fishing using my discount code Ken10, or Tackle Warehouse using one of the links below you are 100% supporting Ken Smith Fishing and your patronage is very much appreciated.

6th Sense Fishing Products 10% discount code KEN10

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My A-rig set up (using same rod with LFS reel below for Football Jig fishing)

Lews Super Duty 3 Rod – it is the Heavy Action on this page

Lews Super Duty Wide Spool Reel – I use the 5.1-1 retrieve ratio to keep my bait down in the water column

Rod’s I like for Rattle Bait fishing

Lew’s Super Duty 2 if you prefer a long rod – the Super Duty 2 is the Med Heavy Action here

If you prefer a little shorter rod a GREAT value rod is the Mach 2 – here buy the 7’6” Medium Heavy Moderate Fast Taper

My current favorite all around Lew’s Reel in the 6.8-1 ratio

Other products I use and believe in:

Minn Kota Ultrex

Humminbird Helix 12 G3 Chirp

Best Line for the $ – Seaguar InvizX

Best line if $ doesn’t matter  –

Big D trolling motor handle

GoPro Hero 8 Black

YOLOtek PowerStick

Power-Pole Blades Power-Pole Wireless Foot Switch

Rapala Touch Screen Scale

Loc-R-Bar Alarm System

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support Ken Smith Fishing! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re part of the Ken Smith Fishing family and like what we are doing!

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For Rayburn and Toledo Bend Fishing Reports click here

For Sam Rayburn navigation and map tips see these two playlists

For some of the same gear I use at a discount check out these
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Bite-Me Tackle Inc. 10% Discount code Kenfishing10

The best rods and reels in the marketplace today Lew’s Rods Lew’s Reels

Best Fluorocarbon and Braided line available at

Gary Yamamoto Custom baits
Humminbird…the best electronics, no comparison for me

If you aren’t fishing with a are missing out, check out the Minn Kota Ultrex at

The BEAST the new Mercury V8 4 Stroke 250 Pro XS

The Gill rainsuit I am wearing

The Gill rainsuit bibs I wear

Cliff and the Team at Texas Boat World, great to deal with for your new Ranger, Triton or Skeeter
Fishing as always in my 2018 Ranger Z521c with the new Mercury 4 Stroke V8 250 Pro XS.

Still looking for Bigfoot, dude if you are out there drop me a note, love to do a video with you.

Special thanks to all the people who help me stay on the water and fishing with the best products out there, Mercury outboards, Lew’s Rods and Reels, 6th Sense Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Seaguar Line, Humminbird and Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motors, Onyx life jackets, Bite-Me Tackle, Texas Boat World and Tournament Saver Pro.

If you need to reach me my email address is

Make sure and check out my website as well,