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Crappie Corner - Electronics for More Crappie

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By Tim Huffman

August 29, 2014

Every fish-electronics company has special perks when it comes to mapping, sonar, scanning, GPS and other features. However, the purpose of these units is the same . . . to help you safely navigate and catch more fish in a shorter period of time.

So which company is best? Talk to a Lowrance user and he will tell you why that company is the best. Same with a Humminbird, Garmin or other brand fisherman. Again, each one has advantages but today’s great electronics and mapping programs of various kinds make them all good choices.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:02

The Frustration of Familiarity

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By Ken Smith

August 29, 2014

It has taken me almost a year to write this article. Not because the words wouldn’t come, but because the emotions were so raw. As a weekend tournament fisherman, specifically one that fishes the Walmart BFL circuits, I think there are three pinnacles most of us want to reach: To win a tournament, to win AOY, and to go to the All American. I have accomplished two of the three, and I’ve smelled the third, more than once, the hardest of which was at the regional on Ouachita when after a four-hour fog delay I could only put four keepers in the boat and missed going by a pound and 4 ounces.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 08:51

Rods n Rigs - My Top 5 Senko Lakes

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August 10, 2014

I don’t know if I’ll ever have my own reality TV show, but if I was ever forced to survive in the wild and I was allowed to take only one bait, I would absolutely demand that it be a Senko. I say this all the time, but I am convinced that there is no other bait as versatile and effective as the Senko.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 11:35

Shin’s Constantly-Expanding Options

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By Pete Robbins

August 13, 2013

Fukae hopes to be a two-tour pro in '15

When Shinichi Fukae launches his Ranger this week on Lake Murray for his ninth Forrest Wood Cup, he's likely to be among the favorites. It's not because he's a local – in fact, no one in the field hails from further away. Rather, it's because it's expected to be a grind, and when things are tight, Fukae seems to have a knack for finessing fish that won't bite, or that others don't think even exist.

That's not to say that he can't power fish, too, or at least excel when others are grinding with braid and big baits. Just a couple of weeks ago, he won the second Bassmaster Northern Open of the year on Lake Champlain, fishing his strengths – and a couple of key Yamamoto baits, the Shad Shape Worm and the Senko – to qualify for next year's Bassmaster Classic.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:21

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - BASSfest 2014, Lakes Chickamauga & Nickajack

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August 8, 2014

After a strong finish at Lake Dardanelle, I climbed 20 places in the Angler-of-the-Year (AOY) standings. It felt good to be back on track.

Next on the schedule was BASSfest — a stand-alone tournament where the Elites would go head to head with Bassmaster Open anglers for a purse approaching $1,000,000. The target lakes were Chickamauga and Nickajack. The entire field would compete for two days on Chickamauga, then be cut to 50. Those 50 would rest a day while the remaining anglers would vie for 10 wild card spots on Lake Nickajack. They called it the “Second Chance Tournament.”

Needless to say, I was hoping to avoid the Nickajack sideshow.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 19:56
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