Friday, September 30, 2016

Area fishing report: Sept. 30, 2016

The Clarion River still is giving up smallmouth bass and walleye as anglers wait for trout fishing in the river to pick up by the end of the month.

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Edwards wins Big Bass Bash at Badin

In October the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering fly-fishing sessions at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Brevard and at the …

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Williamsburg's Abraham wins Grafton fishing tournament

The bay striped bass season opens Tuesday. Anglers fishing inside of the bay may keep two fish per person with a minimum size of 20 inches.

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Southern Nevada fishing report for Sept. 30

Striper fishing slowed down a little this past week in the Boulder Basin, but swimbaits have … Largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing has been slow.

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South Florida fishing report: Peacock bass, kingfish and vermilions biting

SOUTH FLORIDA OFFSHORE: Capt. Skip Dana of the Helen S and Fish City Pride drift boats at Hillsboro Inlet Marina said kingfish were biting, along …

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Numbers game for Allatoona spotted bass

Frank Lillig grew up in the Acworth area and has been fishing Allatoona all his life. Right now he is president of the Kennesaw State Bass Team and …

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San Vicente's opening week is one we'll never forget

San Vicente was bass fishing’s version of Woodstock. … was awaiting us – huge numbers of quality bass to about 6 pounds, naive to fishing pressure …

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Outdoor report Sept. 28, 2016

The river fishing for bass is transitioning to a spinnerbait pattern now with some topwater action in low light. Catfish are not biting that well compared to …

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Fishing derby to honor Treven Anspach

Anspach, who graduated from Sutherlin High School, had a passion for soccer, basketball and fishing for bass and trout. He decided to further his …

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Fishing Report: Marine national monument is right move

The school bass bite is also good at Barrington Beach.” … “Black sea bass and scup fishing was nonstop around Block Island although there are a lot …

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Hello from Ohio

Ohio in general is tough for bass fishing and this year has been particularly difficult for not just me but for many of the local bass guys I’ve spoken with.

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Carl Perkins Bass Classic set for Oct. 7-8 in Decatur Co.

… (731) 847-6713 or call the center at (731) 847-4020, or visit http://ift.tt/2deOdw7, or Carl Perkins Bass Classic on Facebook. Fishing Report.

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Fishing this week

White bass fishing has been excellent and they are all over the lake. Use CC Spoons, deepdiving Bandits and Bombers. When schooling in the main …

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Fishing this week

DEGRAY LAKE Bass fishing is very good for small fish in the upper end of the lake. Look for fish in the vast shad schools around Point 15 and Shouse …

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The fishing tip you wish someone had told you.

These bassers that catch these big bass are more interested in having fun and catching big bass than showing off $$$ gear to their fishing buddies.

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Local angler wins Big Bass Tournament with 6.9 pound lunker

Enlarge STAFF PHOTO BY DAN BROWN Hans Cransler, of Aiken, won this $33,000 fishing boat as top prize in the Bass Pro Shop Big Bass fishing …

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OUTDOORS: Western New York offers fun and excitement

Lake Erie is known for its great smallmouth bass fishing. It also produces large walleye and steelhead. Dan Ladd was fishing for walleye at the same …

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Fishing Report, 9/30

Black bass are good on spoons, swimming jigs, 7" Power Worms, clear topwaters and buzzbaits. Crappie are fair. Catfish are good up to 35 pounds on …

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Mixed-bag fishing takes off at Lake Russell this month

It is primarily fishing with medium-sized minnows unless you want to target spotted bass; you can do that by drop-shotting a 4-inch worm around the …

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Covering New Territory

Towards the end of the day I was fishing a very small cove right off the main channel at the north end with several submerged trees and stumps.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hatch angles to be top professional bass fisherman

Hatch figures he has spent $150,000 or more during his short professional fishing career. His bass boat cost about $40,000, his gear hundreds more …

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Fishing report for Sept. 29

BULL SHOALS: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Smallmouth and Kentucky bass excellent at night on green or …

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Upcoming fishing tournaments around Polk

THE KISSIMMEE BASS SERIES ONE-MAN Trail will hold its classic Saturday … THE FISHING MISFITS will hold a members-only tournament on Lake …

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Freshwater fishing: Bass are picking up, and there are some big bites

1. Around Lakeland, bass becoming more active at Tenoroc, with 0.82 fish per hour overall and over one on lakes Hydrilla, 5, A, Picnic and Tern, …

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Texas Fishing Report

FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved. TPWD discontinued stocking the lake after the fish kill in September 2011. Redfish …

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Texas Fishing Report

Striped bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over humps early. …. FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved.

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU: Bass fishing has been fair on jigs and spinners. Some bream are being caught on crickets and worms. Crappie are slow. Contact the …

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Local fishing report: Temperatures drop, bite picks up

Although the bass fishing has been tough, the cooler temperature will push them into 1-5 feet of water in the backs of coves and creeks. Rattle traps …

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10 Foot Rod

How many bass anglers need a 10’ rod is yet to be determined and will only become popular if tournament bass anglers find a competitive advantage …

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Fishing Report

AGATE LAKE: Fishing for warmwater gamefish should be good, with the best fishing occurring early and late in the day for bass. Night crawlers and …

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Windy conditions, great fishing

Thirty-two fishermen participated and a total of 151 bass were caught and released. Wind was the story for all three days, making fishing difficult, but …

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Beginner rod for very basic fishing

I posted here because I am almost positive some of them are smallmouth bass. There is a place where a log has fallen over part of the creek, creating …

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Lakeland fishing

Also was curious how big you guys think this bass that I caught today is. Definitely a PB but didn’t have a scale on me. Keep in mind that I’m 6'1 and a …

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Solid Gold Fishing: How did we do in 2016?

At Clear Lake, a fishing report I listened to said the cleaning station had to … The bass fishing is good with drop-shot worms, but not many hogs have …

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Waunakee High Wins Championship on Ohio River

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Sept. 27, 2016) – The Waunakee High School duo of Colin Steck and Nathan Lorenz from Waunakee, Wisconsin, brought …

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sept. 28, 2016 East Texas Fishing Report

ATHENS — Water level about seven inches low and stained. Surface temp in the low 80s. Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been good; …

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Peacock bass are schooling and biting topwater lures

As for Everglades canals, high water levels that allow bass to leave the canals for the surrounding marshes has made for tough bass fishing. Zaremba …

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Southwest Fishing Report

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few white bass caught by anglers using grubs and crank baits. The water level is extremely low and boat …

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BASS Raises Maximum Rod Length To 10 Feet In 2017

The 8-foot length limit on Bassmaster tournament competitors’ fishing rods will be changed for 2017, allowing anglers to use rods as long as 10 feet.

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10 Foot Rod

In the March/April 1975 issue of Bassmaster Magazine, Ray Scott, in his Scott on the Line editorial, introduced the concept of fly-fishing tournaments …

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Fishing for Striped Bass in Montauk

Michael Coppola is a board member of the Montauk Surfmasters, a fishing association that sponsors an annual striped bass invitation-only tournament …

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productive areas?

so ive been fishing this pond off and on for years! all my big bass have come from one side of the pond. the pond is 11 acres, 30 feet deep, sharp drop …

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OPINION: Does Professional Bass Fishing Need an Injection?

Those who know me know I love professional bass fishing. I have enormous respect for those folks who put it all at risk—family and finances—to chase …

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Spinner Baits and Blade Types

Spinner Baits happen to be my lowest confidence bait to use, I’ve only caught one bass on them, but I know they are much more effective that that and …

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Treasure Coast Fishing Report: From whale sharks to tarpon

Angie Douthit of SouthFloridaBassFishing.com said the fishing as September winds down can offer anglers a shot at pre-spawn bass. The next full …

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NWA Fishing Report

Black bass fishing with top-water lures has improved, reports James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Try top-water lures early along points …

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Lew's signs with Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing (MLF) officials announce that Lew’s has signed on as a new sponsor of the popular made-for-television bass fishing …

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Dr. Juice Bass Scent

Im not a big fan of scent for fishing bass. But I have seen recently that Dr. Juice bass scent has been making a come back. Anyone have any thoughts …

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BASS extends rod length limit

The new rule will apply to all B.A.S.S. tournament circuits. … Opens tournaments involve a pro angler or “boater” who is fishing for a larger prize and a …

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Fun fishing over the weekend, finally!

Two weeks ago I was up in Minocqua prefishing for the WI Bass Nation state tournament. I ground it out all week catching dinky bass. They actually …

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BASS Extends Rod-Length Limits to 10 Feet

The 40-year-old rule that has limited Bassmaster tournament competitors to … Elite Series anglers also like longer fishing rods for smallmouth bass …

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Monday, September 26, 2016

A couple good ones!

I hadn’t been fishing in well over a month and it was killing me. … I have to get a pic of my T-reigns leash for keeping kayak’d bass while you rummage …

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Fished Hard Plan A - D

Plan D next fishing for bass!! Only one taker bass and we put another red in the box also. Slow bite for the most part and a long day and many miles …

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Little Brother Won On The Potomac

I don’t get to do nearly as much bass fishing as I used to now that I’m at school, so I am living vicariously through my youngest brother Ewing. He is a …

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First Cast Hookup Using a New Lure

As I was thinking about what I would have to do to be able to cast it further, a small bass gobbled it up near the boat. Thought I had found the magic …

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Boo-Yah Pond Magic Spinnerbaits

You are correct, they do not sink much, but the bass were shallow anyway. At that time, on that water, red was a very good color for me and I caught …

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

'Sweatin' to the topwater': Let's go fishin' and lose weight

Instead, try daytime topwater bass fishing at our larger desert lakes. He called it, “sweatin’ to the topwater.” He knew what he was talking about, too!

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BOB MAINDELLE: Fishing for Freedom event is a way to say 'thank you'

It is the most well-attended fishing event in Central Texas each year. It is the annual Fishing for Freedom bass tournament, and it will be taking place …

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fishing trip across florida.

fishing trip across florida. … has a wealth of information, and showed me the connecting lakes. ray caught a gar and a medium sized bass, i wasnt able …

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Pinckneyville team wins the High School Bass Classic

the Pinckneyville High School team of Kyle Kreger and Corey Dahn earned first place in the Naitonal Hunting and Fishing Days High School Bass …

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Rhodes: Lakes Stamford, Daniel recovering nicely

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department—Inland Fisheries division restocked Florida bass in Lake Stamford in 2015 and 2016. The reeds and brush …

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OUTDOORS: Bass are still biting

The first day of fall was last Thursday morning, at 10:21 to be exact, and I marked the change of seasons in a kayak, fishing for striped bass in …

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Bryan College bests 203 teams to win FLW bass tournament on Chickamauga Lake

The Bryan College duo of Connor Cohran and Cole Sands caught 16 lbs. 3 oz. to win the the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on …

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Jimmy Houston celebrating 50 years as pro bass angler

Martin, Houston and Dance are the Three Musketeers of bass fishing. Some might add Hank Parker or someone else to the group, and that’s OK, but …

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JOHN GILL: 'Big Bass Craze' started with one man's dream

The late Bob Kemp, former Director of Inland Fisheries for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, had an ambitious dream in 1971. He envisioned …

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Braided VS Mono

I find the whole bass being spooked by braid humorous. Maybe trout or some other species it’s a issue. Bass eat A rigs, double whopper poppers, …

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Bass Pro Shops celebrates 10th year as sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day September ...

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bass Pro Shops is excited to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, September 24 with activities taking place …

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National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota

… the showcase of the Bass Masters Elite series Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Mille Lacs was a huge success. The top bass fishing pros not …

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Central Open Has Pennant Race Pressure

Opens competitors will take on the Red River during the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster … Instead of fishing my history, I’ll fish the conditions.”

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Schmitt Wins Open Tournament At Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Bryan Schmitt fed bass a steady diet of bogus … Fishing in only his fourth Bassmaster Open, Schmitt won the pro division title …

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Bass fishing's great - but will it fill the void? Local businesses are depending on it

“We certainly received some amazing national press in the bass fishing world and I would say it was fun to learn about the bass fishing world,” Linda …

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Governor Cuomo Announces Extension of New York's Commercial Black Sea Bass Fishing Season

Albany, NY - September 23, 2016 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state has extended the commercial black sea bass fishing season …

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Michigan fishing benefit openings available

These two events combine the knowledge of regional bass pros with a charity fishing tournament to benefit the families served by Lifeline Youth and …

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Puddingstone 9/22/16 south dock

I started bass fishing in OC parks a few months ago and am so hooked I fish about 4 times a week. Caught a 8-10lb carp yesterday around 5PM off the …

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Joe's Fishing Hole: Rain, snow change conditions

Bass fishing has been slow and fishing for catfish has been slow for numbers but good for size. Wild Horse is expected to be stocked with another …

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62nd Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic Kicks Off Oct. 8

“We always looked forward to the fall for the great striped bass and bluefish fishing,” said Pat Hoagland, who spoke of her 25 years as a co-owner, with …

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Greetings from OC/Fullerton

My name is Johnny and I started getting into lake fishing for bass 3 months ago. I got the annual pass to OCParks and have been checking them out …

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Bass Pro Shops celebrates 10th year as sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day September ...

Bass Pro Shops is excited to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, September 24 with activities taking place across the country.

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Photos of the biggest largemouth bass in Texas

“We want to continue to reward our anglers for not only catching a trophy largemouth bass but also for helping us manage our fisheries to enhance …

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Weekly fishing report

Those fishing the channel are targeting smallmouth bass but getting a legal size fish was still hit-or-miss. The weir at Medusa Creek has been opened …

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On The Water Magazine: Take stock of fresh water option

With water temperatures still hanging on to the 60-degree mark and bass being caught off … However, not all of the fall fishing action is in the ocean.

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worm and jig rod advice

Hello all. I’m fairly new to bass fishing and currently have an Abu Garcia vengeance 6'9" MHF. I’ve mostly been fishing jigs and senkos and I’m not …

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Bryan Schmitt Climbs Into First In Bassmaster Open On Lake Champlain

Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., takes the lead on Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #3 held on Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, …

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Iowa Fishing report

Smallmouth Bass - No Report: Smallmouth bass are doing very well in the Mississippi … Lost Grove Lake: Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill fishing has slowed.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Fishing Report: Fifth-grader lands first largemouth bass

Hennessey Delivers … for 10-year-old Noah Paddock on his first-ever bass fishing trip. Grandpa and Grandma Steve and Clara Willis provided …

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Fishing Report: Sept. 23-29

BULL SHOALS LAKE. BEAVER CREEK AREA: Good. Walleye: Suspended about 25-30 feet using deep crankbaits. Black bass: On the ledges using a …

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South Florida fishing report: Bass biting early, vermilion snappers offshore

EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER: Capt. Alan Zaremba of Hollywood said there’s been a good morning bite for largemouth and peacock bass using …

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Central Coast Fishing: Arroyo Grande's Jared Lintner wraps up Bassmaster season, sad news on ...

Lintner entered last week’s Toyota Angler of the Year championship at Minnesota’s famed smallmouth bass fishery, Mille Lacs Lake, in 22nd place.

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Fishing for sea bass is still legal in New York State waters

All good things must come to an end, and so we said goodbye to the 2016 fluke season on Wednesday. While spotty in some areas, this year was …

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Fishing report: Sept. 23, 2016

In West Elizabeth, anglers fishing the Monongahela River are having … Fishermen also are reporting the smallmouth bass bite is picking up again.

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Southern Nevada fishing report for Sept. 23

The weekly fishing report for Southern Nevada from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. LAKE MEAD. Striped bass are still chasing threadfin shad …

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Tautog season is open; sea bass season closed to Oct. 22 Fishing report

Sea bass season is closed until Oct. 22, then will remain open through the end of the year. The tautog season has reopened. Fourteen-year-old …

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FISHING: Mullet run sparks bass and blues to feed

As the first day of fall has come upon us, fishing on all levels is picking up. The cooling water temperatures matched with the start of the mullet run …

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Mille Lacs: The Best Trophy Smallmouth Lake in the World

Regardless of whether you follow professional bass fishing, what happened this past weekend on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake is noteworthy. The top …

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The Umbrella Rig Adventure ~

First making a major splash in bass fishing back in 2011 when Laurel Mississippi Pro Paul Elias, better known for kneeling & reeling, used it to crush …

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What line/knot should I use?

Getting into bass fishing and I’m not sure what line and especially knot I should use. I’m currently using 10 lb copolymer line. I thought it was straight …

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Or sign in with one of these services

LMB age limits also depends on the water temperature the bass live in, cooler … fishing pressure and being a female bass determine growth potential.

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Wally Finn - It's all about the bass

So big that I even managed to listen in on the comments made by the top pros in the bass fishing world. These guys were all very professional and …

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OUTDOORS: East Texas Fishing Report for Sept. 22, 2016

Local bass pro Jim Tutt says bass fishing has been excellent. Lots school fish all over the lake; bigger fish roaming under the schools, hitting cranks.

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Nashua area high school students compete in annual bass fishing tournament

As autumn arrives, sports-oriented thoughts turn to marching bands and football. But for some, the season also means fishing. Thursday’s high school …

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Fishing this week

LAKE MAUMELLE Anglers will find black bass biting well on wacky rig worms, … Fishing weighted-down lines will definitely get some fish. There has …

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Feider wins Bassmasters

The yearly Bassmaster fishing circuit consists of over 100 pro fishermen competing in nine tournaments staged around the country, culminating in the …

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Nevada Fishing Report, Sept. 22, 2016

LAUGHLIN — Striped bass fishing is good. Fish in the 3-pound range are hitting anchovies. Seasonal trout plants began last week, the first of several …

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Fishing Line

He was fishing the quality waters and using a red San Juan worm. … Bass action reports have slowed as perhaps the fish have seen it all by this time …

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bass Battles Round 2

The general consensus was that fishing was tougher than expected. … Had it not been for finding 4 bass on one laydown, he only caught one small …

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Texas Fishing Report

Black bass are good on topwaters, and on watermelon crankbaits and soft …. FAIRFIELD: Black bass fishing reported as significantly improved.

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Bassmaster on Mille Lacs

Elite pro Gerald Swindle has been fishing B.A.S.S. tournaments for 20 years, and his accomplishments include 15 Bassmaster Classic appearances …

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UCHS has top three anglers

Photo courtesy of the UCHS Bass Anglers Cory Scott, a sophomore at … of the Union County High School Bass Anglers, the school’s fishing team.

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ETX fishing report - Big fish roam under 'Pines, bass fair on Bob Sandlin

Fishing guide Ricky Vandergriff says bass are good up north using buzz baits … Bass are scattered in 2-20 feet of water, hitting topwaters, cranks and …

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Have you ever?

Got to the lake where my friend was waiting for me which he showd me the bass on his chatter bait on first cast. The lake was quiet, couldy, water start …

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Newby Bass Fishing Question

Hi, I recently started bass fishing and tonight on two occasions I experienced while I was fishiing with a plastic worm, just a big strike and it just let go.

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Jersey Shore Fishing: Ty Man gets into hot weakfish bite

Chuck Many of Annandale spent Tuesday looking for striped bass on his Ty Man from Gateway Marina in Highlands, and never found one of any size …

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South Puget Sound fishing report for Sept. 20

Offut: Becky Pogue of Offut Lake Resort said, “It’s a fun time of year for fishing on the lake.” Bass and perch fishing are slowing down a bit, but with …

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Dick Alley's fishing report

Bottom fishing is still excellent with a massive porgy population putting on the feedbag. Schools are big both in size and numbers. Sea bass are still …

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Pond king on the second cast

The bass imminently jumped and I knew I had something good on. … I do almost all of my fishing with a spinning combo and without the clicking it took …

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Fishing Report for September 20

Fishing was very good using spinners, Kastmasters, PowerBait and night crawlers for trout. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using …

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2016 CTC Charity Bass Tournament

That said, here’s something to ponder: is the Mississippi River becoming a better bass fishery? Or are “our” anglers getting better at catching bass?

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Let's make High School BASS fishing a sport!

Attention High School Bass fishermen! It’s time to make Bass fishing a sport in high school. Last year 89,000 scholarships were given out in the USA.

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Hunting help for kids and public land hunters

Jake Stark of Davie won his second Bass Baby boat with a trolling motor, fishfinder and battery Saturday by claiming the Bass Fishing Kids Broward …

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Yamaha continues as BASS sponsor through new multiyear agreement

These include the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops BassmasterB.A.S.S., based in Alabama, is the most prestigious fishing tournament …

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Aqua-Vu Bass Live!

Crosslake, MN (September 19, 2016) - For most anglers, ‘sight-fishing’ evokes images of super shallow bass or lunkers hunkered tight to a spawning …

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Albies And Bass Give Anglers A Full Week

Albies And Bass Give Anglers A Full Week … The false albacore fishing was up and down most of the week, but when it was up, it was way up and the …

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NWA Fishing Report

Night is the best time to catch black bass at Beaver Lake. James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said black spinner baits are working for …

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La Crosse's Brueggen wins FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Finale on Mississippi ...

Local angler Mike Brueggen of La Crosse,WI, weighed a 5-bass limit totaling 15 lbs, 5 ozs, Sunday to win the (BFL) Great Lakes Division Super …

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GREENVILLE'S BURGESS WINS FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE SAVANNAH RIVER DIVISION ...

Andy Burgess of Greenville, SC, weighed a 5-bass limit totaling 12 lbs, 14 ozs, Sunday to win the (BFL) Savannah River Division Super Tournament …

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Brueggen wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River

19, 2016) – Local angler Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 5 ounces, Sunday to win the FLW Bass Fishing …

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Zoom Trick Worm Review

This bass fishing soft plastic is an absolute staple. It catches bass … I’ve caught big bass on the Zoom Trick Worm in all four seasons. For this reason …

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Monday, September 19, 2016

what baits to use on fall mornings in michigan

And where was I? Fishing from the shore, flipping next to docks. First I found a bunch of baitfish. Why would bass be hanging around without anything …

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Best swimbaits

I have 150 dollars to spend at a bass pro. I have a plethora of terminal tackle , soft plastics , top waters. And crank/jerkbaits. And more than enough jigs …

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How to fish rock piles?

That’s where I’m seeing bait and possibly bass on my fishfinder. The problem is, I don’t know how to fish rocks. I know to throw a football jig, and the …

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Fishing 101: Use the proper gear

If you want to catch bass, you need to learn to use an open-faced casting reel, and it needs to hold relatively heavy line. When you are fishing in lakes …

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Fishing for Fausse Pointe tournament set for Oct. 1

Sometime in late October, Mike Louviere can envision 1- to 2-pound Florida bass being released in Lake Dauterive-Fausse Pointe, thanks to people …

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Gerald Swindle Wins Second Angler Of The Year Title At Mille Lacs Bassmaster Championship

Gerald Swindle of Guntersville, Ala., wins the 2016 Toyota Bassmaster … of Minnesota for showing off the best smallmouth bass fishery in the world.”

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hunting/fishing planner: Sept. 18, 2016

Rivers and streams are low and still warm, probably too warm for trout fishing, but bass angling in the rivers is improving as water temps fall. Recent …

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Making the most of pond fishing

I’m kind of limited on fishing other lures due to being limited to shore and tons of weeds. Any suggestions for catching the bigger bass at a place like …

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Trout Trick

I put one of these on a short Carolina rig with a 3/16 oz tungsten weight and the bass ate them up! They weren’t responding to reaction baits but they …

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Humminbird/Minn Kota: Ott Defoe Climbing the Ladder in Lacrosse

Racine, WI (Sept 16, 2016) - At just thirty years old, Ott DeFoe had a long list of pro fishing accomplishments. Bassmaster Rookie of the Year.

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Central Coast Fishing: Arroyo Grande's Jared Lintner rolling on Bassmaster Elite tour

Bassmaster Magazine’s panel of experts picked Mille Lacs as No. 10 on the “100 Best Bass Lakes” list for 2015. It is the first time the Elite Series has …

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Hello from SW Missouri

I often take my church members out and compete against them fishing for bass and setting the rules for bragging rights before we launch. I lose more …

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World's best anglers wowed by Mille Lacs bass

Mille Lacs Lake has long been known as premier lake for smallmouth bass fishing, and the tournament taking place Thursday through Sunday is a …

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Minn Kota Ultrex

I finally had the opportunity to see this new bow mount in person at the Bassmaster Elite AOY at Mille Lacs and it looks legit. The rep said spot lock on …

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Fishing report: State OKs salmon fishing in the lower Green River

Harts: The crappie fishing remains consistently good, while the fishing for bass, trout and catfish has been on the slow side. Some of the fish are …

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30 Day Fishing Challenge

Hey guys! I just wanted to post this here to share with everyone on BR mainly because this is where I built my foundation of any fishing knowledge …

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Bass tournament on Mille Lacs Lake gives tourism a boost

Mille Lacs-area businesses and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have been promoting the big lake as a bass fishery to help make up …

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Sport Fish And Bait Fish Recommendations Presented; Commercial Fishing Regulations Approved ...

The TWRA is proposing to change harvest regulations for striped bass and hybrid striped bass in Douglas Reservoir to match those currently in place …

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West Coast style Bass Fishing with Justin Lucas

Yamaha Pro Justin Lucas brought West Coast style bass fishing to the East Coast to win his second Bassmaster® Elite Series event in as many years.

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Throw frogs to fish you can see

Topwater frog fishing for bass is impossible not to love. Watch the blowup, set the hook and horse the fish out of acres of the thickest cover the area …

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Fishing Tournament Draws Excitement and Economics for Mille Lacs

All week, they’ve been fishing the lake preparing for this tournament. … “We’re super excited to showcase the bass fishery that we have,” says Tina …

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Do not be fooled by summer-like weather

Fishing for bass and crappie is your best bet. There are very few reports of anyone catching kokanee or trout. For bass anglers are fishing from the …

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Excellent bass fishing continues at Clear Lake

Sandy and Bryan McGeogh of Lakeport caught the big fish of the Bob’s Marine Tournament held recently at Clear Lake. The bass weighed 11.34 …

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District fishing report, 9/16/16

Good bass fishing was reported on recent evenings on the surface from shore near Jamestown. Kahle Lake (Clarion County): Anglers continued to …

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Fall Hunting and Fishing Expo is Sunday

On Sunday, Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett will be teaming up with New … of nonprofits to host the New Hampshire Fall Hunting and Fishing Expo.

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Fishing Tournament Draws Excitement and Economics for Mille Lacs

It’s an exciting weekend for anglers in Minnesota: the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship is being held on Mille Lacs. It started Thursday …

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Hirapetian Leads FLW Tournament on Lake Norman

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2016) – George Hirapetian of Charlotte, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 14 pounds, …

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Crank bait deflection

I know that a fish strikes a lot of the time when you bump up against a rock, stump or whatever structure but I’ve always wondered why?

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Weekly fishing report

Other species have been slow with very little fishing pressure. … In the lower river the bass and catfish bites are both fair with the bass on spinners …

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Great fishing continues in the area

Bottom fishing is producing catches of gag grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish, amberjack and grunts. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of …

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Swindle Maintains Lead In Toyota Bassmaster Angler Of The Year Race

Swindle brought only three bass to the scales that weighed 9 pounds, … “Professional bass fishing is a sport based on momentum, and after a good …

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Measure or Weigh?

I weigh and tape measure(length and girth) all bass that I suspect to be 8 pounds or bigger … Like most fishing concepts, it comes down to preference.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Difficulties keeping fish hooked on Ned Rigs

I’ve been doing great with Ned Rigs this summer, fishing the bank in small … has the best track record, but I still loose about 50% of the bass I hook.

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Fishing report: Sept. 16, 2016

Anglers fishing the outflow are reporting catches of crappie, smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch. However, following a heavy dose of rain, …

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Johnson Wins 2016 WON Bass US Open on Lake Mead

Johnny Johnson, of Lakeside, Ariz. proved to be the angler who most effectively navigated the rough seas and difficult fishing conditions to earn the …

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Fishing Report: New policies set of public input on fisheries

They caught fluke to nine pounds and full boat limit of big black sea bass up to five … Striped bass fishing slowed with storms and dirty water last week.

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Northeast Georgia fall bass fishing kicks off

These changing conditions also anticipate the coming revival of bass fishing the fall season provides. A check of the reservoir fishing information on …

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Outdoors: Promising start for fall fishing season

The biggest beneficiary of the herring buffet are the smallmouth bass that live in the Mohawk. But the herring are also an easy food source for …

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Ready to buy a fishing kayak

Hey guys new to the fourm and I have recently been researching fishing kayaks. I have been fresh and salt water fishing all my life and I recently got to …

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Derby Daze

The striped bass is not an especially tasty fish to the writer’s taste, … That sport-fishing for the bass was also carried on then and before, is also known, …

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Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship

If you are looking to see some of the latest in fishing tackle, boats and motors, then you’ll want to stop by the Bassmaster Community Expo, which will …

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Fishing this week

Bass seem to be about 3-4 feet under the surface and around the lily pads. Try using … LAKE FAYETTEVILLE Fishing is good for all species. Bream …

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James River rebounding after bass die-off

Between 2006 and 2007, the small mouth bass fishery experienced an almost twenty percent die off caused by a bacteria known as Aerimonus …

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East Texas Fishing Report

Fishing guide Jason Barber says bass are good to five pounds on shaky heads, Texas rig plastics, spinnerbaits and cranks fished around deeper …

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Fishing Line

He was fishing below El Vado Dam and using a grasshopper. … At UTE LAKE, fishing was very good vertical jigging for white bass at 30 to 35 feet.

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU — A few crappie are being caught around the edges of the grass on shiners or jigs. Bass are best fishing a floating worm over the top …

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Friendly Competition

But the big story of the Plano B.A.S.S. Elite on the Mississippi River may … Thankfully, we haven’t seen that level of aggression in bass fishing, but it …

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Landbased Fishing in Boynton/Delray/Boca

Looking for anything from fresh to brackish to salt. I have fished Lake Ida with little success although I did land a nice 3ld Peacock on my 2nd cast there …

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Kistler Rods

Caught a bass on the first cast with it on Lake Gaston a number of years ago. Appreciate the input and I will add that Kistler rods are excellent.

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Bassmaster camp coming

Fans of professional bass fishing will get a big treat in 2017 as the Bassmaster organization will practically be setting up camp in the greater Southeast …

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Fishing around: Warm days, cool nights, and life on the water is good

Bass, blues, tuna, funny fish; the tautog are starting to come back in, trout are starting to come back up and the weather is warm (if a little windy).

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Nevada Fishing Report

Anglers are finding the best fishing away from shore, but striper action has been slow. Look for smallmouth bass in coves with vegetation and along …

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Fishing Line Sept. 14

The fishing before the storm saw many mixed bags being taken which consisted of weakfish, bluefish, sea bass and an occasional porgy. High hooks …

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Smallmouth Bass Caught In Indian River Breaks State Record

Using night crawlers as bate, Kraemer caught the 9.98lb, 23.10in smallmouth bass. … Michigan state fishing records are recognized by weight only.

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Fall fishing opportunities abound

Both Barrons and Anderson said walleye and smallmouth bass moved out of … “There’s specialized fly-fishing opportunities for species like carp and …

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Michigan Record Smallmouth Bass Caught

Michigan Record Smallmouth Bass Caught … Robert Bruce Kraemer caught a 9.98-pound, 23.1-inch smallmouth bass while fishing the Indian River in …

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A new Michigan state record for biggest smallmouth bass!

Prior to Gasiciel’s catch, the smallmouth bass state record had stood since 1906. … Michigan fishing state records are recognized by weight only.

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Toledo Bend is in great shape for September

I’m sure fall isn’t in the air at all when you read this in late August or early September. But “prefall” is just around the corner, which means bass fishing …

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Michigan record smallmouth bass: Making it a regular habit

A longtime angler with a cottage in Indian River, Cheboygan County, Kraemer said he’s been fishing Michigan waters since 1965, but this is his first …

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Frog fishing time on North Alabama lakes

Early indications are that the bite on the weedless artificials may not be as good as it has been in some years past, both because bass fishing has …

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Finding structure

That west facing bank the bass feed on it when the sun is about an hour to sunset. I caught a couple 3lbers there on a superspot in about 10 mins.

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Most effective angles fishing crankbaits?

When bass are active I really nail them on a bomber model A. And rapala Dt. With a stop and go retrieve. Fishing from the bank. Your options are …

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St.Croix Rods: Earning the "X"

Bass fisherman have been liberated, now able to cross the threshold into St. Croix ownership for a about a hundred bucks - and a little something for …

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St.Croix Rods: Earning the "X"

Bass fisherman have been liberated, now able to cross the threshold into St. Croix ownership for a about a hundred bucks – and a little something for …

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Wickstrom: John Martin Reservoir provides uncrowded boating, waterskiing and fishing opportunities

He commented, not only is the water back in John Martin, the fishing is … While LaChance was on John Martin he concentrated on the white bass …

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Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 13

Abiquiu Lake — Early in the week fishing was good jigging deep with tubes for smallmouth bass but action slowed over the weekend as a front moved …

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Fishing report for Sept. 14, 2016

Few reports and few trout or king salmon fishermen heading to the lake. Bass fishing should improve as the water continues to cool. Limited numbers …

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Everglades still open to fishing, duck hunting

Jake Stark of Davie won the Bass Fishing Kids Palm Beach County Classic Saturday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Stark, who also was …

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Lake Powell Fish Report – September 13, 2016

When bass or stripers find them, fishing results are quick. Keep 3 rods ready with a surface lure, a spoon, and a medium running crank or swim bait.

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What's your fishing glasses preference?

SaltLife Optics are my current pair. They have Zeiss lenses, crafted in Itally, and from what I have read, can be used as safety glasses. (NOTE: PLEASE …

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Skeeter And BASS Sign Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension

“Skeeter has been a longtime, dedicated sponsor focused on growing the sport of bass fishing,” Akin said. “The Skeeter sponsorship underlines the …

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Albemarle's Talbert Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Finale on High Rock Lake

Jeremy Talbert of Albemarle, NC, weighed a 5-bass limit totaling 13 lbs, 2 ozs,to win the (BFL) Piedmont Division Super Tournament on High Rock …

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NWA fishing report

Eastern Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports fair fishing at Lake Eucha for black bass with crank baits and soft …

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#TCFishing: A snook in the mullet

Mike Shellen, of Okeechobeebassfishing.com, said Dennis and Tim Duffy, of New York, fished Saturday and had a great time catching bass on wild …

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Lost that loving feeling ...

I became very spoiled fishing-wise when I lived there, being able to catch huge bass fairly consistently and being able to fish for tarpon and snook.

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More Keystone State fishing adventures

So I wasn’t expecting much more than a nice walk around the lake on a pleasant day Saturday, but fairly quickly I hooked a 14-inch bass. Right off the …

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Keith Costley: Indian Creek in McDonald County provides great fishing

Referred to as “goggle-eye” and a handful of other names, rock bass are scrappy little fighters. However, they tire much more quickly than smallmouth.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Drop Shotting Questions

Things like finesse fishing are new to me. With the hot water here and some pressured areas I am fishing, I think drop shotting will be a way for me to …

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Tracking the Fall Transition

As a follow up to the “It’s Not Fall Yet” write up, B.A.S.S. Elite Tournament … I understand why it’s happening I do understand how it affects my fishing.

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Knoxville's Ott DeFoe reels in Bassmaster Elite Series win

In fact, I had several other anglers fishing it with me,” the five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier explained. “But that didn’t bother me because I knew I …

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Event helps paralyzed veterans enjoy fishing

However, you couldn’t find folks more grateful this weekend then at the 17th annual New England Paralyzed Veterans and Disabled Bass Fishing …

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Ott DeFoe Dominates To Clinch Bassmaster Elite Series Victory On The Mississippi River

Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, TN., wins the 2016 Plano Bassmaster Elite at … Plano Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River presented by Favorite Fishing.

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Ott DeFoe Wins Elite Tournament On The Mississippi River

DeFoe, of Knoxville, Tenn., produced a five-bass limit that weighed 12 … fishing it with me,” the five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier explained.

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Fall fishing frenzy just around the corner

As many of you know, bass fishing on many lakes across the state has become big business and tournament fishing is pretty much a year-round event.

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Ott DeFoe dominates to clinch Bassmaster Elite Series victory on the Mississippi River

In fact, I had several other anglers fishing it with me,“ the five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier explained. "But that didn’t bother me because I knew I …

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WORTH A LOOK: National Hunting and Fishing Day set for Sept. 24

Sponsors for National Hunting and Fishing Day 2016 include Bass Pro Shops, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, …

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Night bass fishing please help

I love fishing top water at night. I’d try a walking bait. A popper. And a buzz bait. Also becoming good at a Texas rigged worm will be very effective for …

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Keith Costley: Indian Creek provides great fishing action

A few casts later, Mark landed another dandy rock bass from the ledge. … After visiting a few minutes, I said, “Hey Carole, feel how heavy my fishing …

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Who's who on the bubble

But at this time we can make some pretty logical assumptions and guesses as to who is locked in to be fishing the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the …

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It's Not Fall yet.

Often when the fishing is slow, and times are tough? … The mature bass in my waters aren’t targeting YOY fish (bluegills and bass) -they’re too small.

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Hunting and fishing planner

Bass are taking live minnows, swimbaits, crankbaits and tube lures. … successful hunters and anglers on its Sunday Hunting and Fishing page.

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FISHING: Jordan Lee still in hunt entering last day of Bassmaster Elite event

Jordan Lee dropped from second to third but was still well within striking distance of the lead after Day 3 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite Saturday on the …

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ott DeFoe holds on as third-round leader in Bassmaster Elite on the Mississippi River

That doesn’t sound like much of a margin, but in a fishery where big bass of the day is usually under 5 pounds and only ounces separate many of the …

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DeFoe Still Leads Elite Tournament On The Mississippi River

Ott DeFoe widened his lead in the Bassmaster Elite tournament at the … That doesn’t sound like much of a margin, but in a fishery where big bass of …

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Outdoors: Methods for hot fall bass action

Baitfish like shad, begin to move and the bass aren’t far behind. … With bass sometimes in a feeding frenzy, anglers can get caught up in fishing many …

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Confessions (and Lessons?) of an FLW Binge-watcher

I’ve never been someone to watch a lot of tournament fishing. … was prompted by some of the ‘how rare is a 10lb bass here or there’ threads that have …

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What Really Makes a Lure? Or, Why Do Bass Strike?

I recall Dad telling me a story once about one of the pioneer bass fishermen. Seems this feller was out fishing with a buddy and they were catching a …

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Your Best Piece of Smallmouth Advice (vs. Largemouth)

I got interested in bass fishing somewhat accidentally, watching fishing videos on youtube and being really intrigued by all the tackle and tactics used …

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What a day

The area I was fishing was only about 4 to 5 feet deep so I was able to snag my line and get … I got one bass on a fluke, and two on a blue/black jig.

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FISHING: Jordan Lee sits in 2nd at Bassmaster Elite event

After catching a 6-1 largemouth and four other heavy bass, all but one from one hot spot — under horrible fishing conditions — he changed his tune.

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