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A Bass Man in Salmon Country - pt. 1

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By Stan Fagerstrom
Product Review Editor

April 15, 2014 

I like to get the go ahead from the editor of a magazine or website before I start trying to put something together readers of that editor’s publication are going to find of interest.

Heidi Roth, the gal who calls the shots here at Inside Line, will tell you I did that when I ran the idea by her for the column you’re reading right now.

“Heidi,” I had asked, “how about me doing a couple of columns about the tremendous smallmouth bass fishing that’s available in the Pacific Northwest.  Everybody knows about the salmon, steelhead and big walleyes out there but I’m still running into anglers who are reluctant to believe just how darn good the bass fishing for smallmouth can be.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:02

Crappie Corner - More Crappie with Rattles

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By Tim Huffman

April 14, 2014

Bass fishermen have known for years that rattles can make the difference in getting bites and no bites. Crappie fishermen have experimented and know, that in some situations, the noise can draw more bites, too. However, only the hardcore crappie chasers seem to take the time to seriously compare to know the real differences. One of these fishermen is Dan Dannenmueller, two-time Crappie Masters Angler of the Year, and promoter of crappie fishing all around the country through seminars, events and his CrappieNow on-line magazine.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:28

Hawk Talk - Seminole and St. John's River Elites

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April 3, 2014

Lake Seminole

I have enough spring-time tournaments under my belt to know that if the fish are on beds, it’s hard to win doing something other than sight fishing.

On the first practice day at Lake Seminole I saw fish up on beds. Not a lot but there were enough to keep me interested.  The cold winter still had the majority of the fish pushed back in the pre-spawn stage, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to sight fish.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:04

The One-Two Punch of Pre-spawn Bassin’

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By Blake Russell

April 10, 2014

Pre-spawn is a favorite time for many anglers, and for good reason. It offers some of the best fishing of the year, and your chances of connecting with big bass are perhaps better during the pre-spawn than any other time in the season (why?).  There are also a myriad of ways one can catch fish. Regardless of what your weapon of choice might be, you’ll need at least one lure tied on to cover water quickly, and another tied on that allows you to comb through areas slowly. This one-two punch is one of the most efficient ways to catch loads of pre-spawn bass.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:33

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2014 Lake Seminole BASS Elite

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March 28, 2014

As the Bassmaster Elite Series opener on Lake Seminole approached, I made plans to share a cabin with pros Jacob Powroznik and Glenn Browne. Though both are newcomers to the Elites, neither could be considered a rookie…both have experienced years of success on the FLW Tour.

With our cabin located near the mouth of Spring Creek, some 25 miles from headquarters in Bainbridge, Ga., we had good access to the main lake. There, the creek merges with two other major tributaries; the Flint and Chattahoochee, and it's also where the largest numbers of fish are found.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:22

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