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"Power Glide" for Bass in the Grass

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By TJ Maglio

November 1, 2012

With autumn in full swing, many activities other than fishing compete to take time away from our piscatorial pursuits. For some it may be mornings and evenings spent in a tree stand hoping ‘old snagglehorns’ walks by. For others, football season leads to more tailgating and football watching than time on the water. But just because you’re not on the water as much, that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend the same amount of time thinking about it right?

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:30

Gary Yamamoto Heads to Japan to fish the 2012 Basser Allstar Classic

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October 27, 2012basserclassic

While it's only Saturday afternoon here, anglers fishing the 2012 Basser Allstar Classic in Japan have finished Day One of the two-day tournament and will be getting up soon to fish on Sunday mogning to fish the Tone River in  the Kanto region of Japan.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 07:24

Simply Fishing

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By Mark Fong

October 25, 2012

It is Friday evening and you are busy preparing your tackle for the weekend's big tournament.   After rigging numerous rod and reel combinations and tinkering with your tackle you are finally ready for the much anticipated day.  An early morning wake up alarm, a quick stop to gas the boat and truck, culminating in a sleepy eyed drive to the lake.  It’s tournament time.  Game on.

If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone.  I know this truth because I have played out this ritual myself more times than I can remember.  After one particularly long and arduous tournament season, I began to wonder at what point the simplistic and joyful act of fishing had become so complex and involved.   After some much needed time away from the water, I made the commitment to remember and to practice the art of “Simply Fishing.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:10

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - BASS Elite Series, Lake Oneida

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October 26, 2012

Anytime BASS schedules an event on Lake Oneida, I get fired up. The fishing is so good, it always takes solid weight to win. And after posting three top-12 finishes in previous events there, my confidence was sky high.

At just over 50,000 acres, Lake Oneida is unquestionably one of the best small lake venues in the BASS Elite Series schedule. It's covered in grass and features countless docks and other shoreline targets. Add to that its many shoals and creeks and the lake offers plenty to keep the competitors busy.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 07:24

Crankin' Away

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By Kyle Schauf

October 19, 2012

Jim the carpenter shows up for his first day on the job site. His task is to put plywood sheeting on the side of a framed house. Bare studs are up and Jim is armed with an apron full of 16 penny nails and a 7 ounce finishing hammer.  He gets the plywood positioned exactly where he needs it and starts a nail. After 10-12 hits he finally gets a nail in and starts the process over again. Ten to twelve hits and he has another nail set into the sheet of plywood. After a morning of driving nails with his finish hammer he sits down with the rest of the construction crew for his coffee break. He has hung one sheet of plywood while the rest of the construction guys have hung nearly 10 times that much each. "So what gives? How did you guys drive so many nails?" he asks.

Perhaps you know what it feels like to have a piece of equipment that isn’t really productive for the job you’re trying to do. I do. I felt like that awhile back fishing a small club tournament on a deep water lake. That day, I was Jim the carpenter.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 07:53

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