By Al McGuckin
There are two things you can count on at Lake St. Clair - the wind will eventually blow hard enough to stir its 430 square miles of water into ocean like proportions -- and the smallmouth will usually bite a 4.5” tube jig.
The second day of practice for the 2017 Advanced Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite Series on St. Clair was no exception.
“A man could use a Motrin after a day like this,” said Kevin VanDam upon finally reaching calm waters near the protected harbor of a Harrison Township boat ramp.
VanDam had been riding the spine-jarring waves for more than twelve hours through gusting winds, stormy rains, and at times, a blend of blue skies. And riding with him was what he, and most veteran anglers, consider St. Clair’s All Time Greatest lure – a 4.5” soft plastic tube.