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November 25, 2003 - Vol. 4 No. 45
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EDITOR'S LOG

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from us and ours.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE YAMAMOTO CREW

We've put a small turkey greeting to you on our website!
It's a graphic that could have mistakenly been blocked as
spam instead of turkey by anti-spam utilities if we had
attached it to this email. So see the small turkey greeting
for you on our web site at:

http://www.insideline.net

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SEE THE TURKEY FISH (NO KIDDING)!

If that's not enough to get you feeling festive for the
holidays, see an honest-to-goodness real live turkey fish at:

http://www.konacoastdivers.com/lionfsh1.jpg

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TEAM YAMAMOTO'S JOHN MURRAY & ART FERGUSON CLASSIC-BOUND;
JEFF WALKER FINISHES FIRST IN WESTERN OPEN AMATEUR STANDINGS

This weekend, the last of the four (North, South, Central,
West) Bassmaster Open series finished for 2003. We're proud
of Team Yamamoto's John Murray and Art Ferguson who earned 2
of the 13 Open berths to the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
Congratulations, John and Art!

As if that wasn't enough to be proud of, Yamamoto's Tempe
Pro Shop manager Jeff Walker finished first for the year in
the Western Open amateur standings. Congratulations, Jeff!

Next weekend, December 4-7, the top 20 pros from each of the
North, South, Central, and Western Opens will fish-off for
the 13th remaining Open berth. Dubbed the Open championship,
the fish-off is to be held on Louisiana's Toledo Bend
Reservoir, the home of Yamamoto's Toledo Bend Pro Shop. We
hope Team Yamamoto's Roy Hawk will win that 13th Classic
berth.

And we hope Yamamoto's Tempe Pro Shop manager Jeff Walker
will win the amateur side... next weekend on Toledo Bend.

Good luck Roy and Jeff, from all us reading the WEEKLY NEWS.

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IN-FISHERMAN'S ICE-MELTING LARGEMOUTH EXCLUSIVE

Safe ice is coming! Sharpen your auger and grab a pack of
92T Tiny Ikas and 30-series single tail grubs for ice
fishing.

Learn how to enjoy hot ice-melting action with largemouth.
This article is NOT in the In-Fisherman paper magazine. It's
a web-only exclusive by In-Fisherman editor Matt Straw:

ICING BASS - by Matt Straw
http://www.in-fisherman.com/magazine/exclusives/if2808_IceBass/

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WHAT SAD SHAPE ARE YOUR REELS IN NOW?

2003 has been a long, fun season but hey, what sad shape are
your reels in now? Bet'cha they're slowed down, gritted and
grimed up, casting too short, handles bent, ain't what they
used to be, eh?

Mine are the same way and I'm sending them to Connie K.

You may know Connie K, writer for the Inside Line magazine
and a proud sponsor for five years of the Bass Fishing Home
Page (www.bassfishinghomepage.com).

I have had the most enjoyable pleasure to share a boat and
bend a fishin' rod with Connie and her husband Tommy. They
are the best kind of people in the world, Texans, and Connie
lives up to her handle. She is a "Reel Lady." In terms of
fun, she is a riot. The good times I have had in their
company, it brings a smile to my face even right now.

I'd like to ask you to take your Shimano reel maintenance,
repair, cleaning, lube and parts upgrade business to Connie
K this winter.

As far as I can judge, Connie K is about the best in the
Shimano reel repair service. In terms of customer
satisfaction, and speedy turn-around, you will receive the
very personal attention that you and your reels demand. She
won't keep them long, and get them right back at all y'all.
Clean. Shiny. Casting fast and far. Want to trick your reel
out? She's the Reel Lady for all your high performance
upgrades.

So please remember Connie K for your Shimano reel's annual
check-up, cleaning, lube, parts maintenance, repairs and
upgrade tricks this winter. She will take good care of you.

Thank you.

Contact Connie Kilpatrick
LAKE FORK TACKLE REPAIR
428 PR 5936
Yantis, Texas 75497

Phone: (903)-383-2120
Web: http://www.lakeforktacklerepair.com/
Email: reellady@peoplescom.net

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NEW WEBSITE OPENED FOR FISHING RODS BY AIRRUS

Following it's recent name change from Sirrus to Airrus, the
new Airrus web site is up and running at:

http://www.rodsbyairrus.com

Airrus fishing rods may be ordered direct from the web site.

Remember "Airrus" for the latest in rod innovation and
technology.

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JOIN THE FISHING TACKLE INDUSTRY GROUP NETWORK

The Fishing Tackle Industry Group is a network for contact
and group email exchange for those working in the
sportfishing industry. Membership is open to manufacturers,
vendors, reps, distributors, wholesalers of sportfishing
tackle, retailers, tackle press and others in the tackle
trade are encouraged to join.

Membership provides an instant way, via email, to interact
with others working in the sportfishing industry.

To apply for membership, send a blank email to:
Fishing-Tackle-Industry-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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LET'S DANCE THE ROCK HOP!

This week, we've saved the very best for last. Reason is, if
you've read this far without quitting yet, you deserve
something truly terrific. Here goes...

"Picture a cluster of small fry pecking away at the bead
you've rigged on your line. That's step one. This brings an
ornery big guy over to the scene, who's got his fins all
huffed up over the small fry commotion. That's step two. He
positions his ugly green mug up behind the bait and waits,
just staring the bait down for what seems like forever. Step
three. Meanwhile, all those aminos from the attractant you
smeared on the bait are bombarding the big guy's facial
receptors. Step four. The music gets faster. It's the B-52's
song, Rock Lobster. It's too much to stand for either you or
the green guy... it's time to dance! Not the Texas Two-Step
or the Tango. This new dance step is called the Rock Hop,
and it's destined to become very popular!"

Get the full story on the new Rockhopper rig at:

LET'S DANCE THE ROCK HOP! - by Russ Bassdozer
http://www.bassdozer.com/articles.shtml

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CONTACT:
Gary Yamamoto, his Team Yamamoto pros and company staff can provide the media with expert commentary on a variety of topics relating to sportfishing. For an interview or for up-to-the-minute news on Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, outdoor writers and the media may contact Weekly News editor Russ "Bassdozer" Comeau at 800-645-2248, ext. 209, or rcomeau@baits.com.