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A Traveler's Top Five (for now)

A Traveler's Top Five (for now)

I’ve been to many but not most of the top tournament bass fisheries in the United States – from Okeechobee to Guntersville to Rayburn/Fork/Toledo/Falcon to the Cal Delta to Table Rock and on and on and on. Nevertheless, there are several that I’ve inexplicably missed. For at least a decade I’ve wanted to fish both Clear Lake and Champlain, and nothing has really prevented me from going except too many other options. Champlain has been on the list so long that its spot at the top of the eastern “want list” has been usurped by the Thousand Islands.

Why Bass?

Why Bass?

For the better part of 20 years, I didn’t care about any other fish but bass. I chased nothing else, thought about nothing else, and when I accidentally caught some other species I considered it little more than a nuisance. As my tournament career ended and my travels ramped up, that changed.