Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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I used to live here years ago but never took advantage of the many awesome bass lakes here. So after immediately moving back, I had to check out …

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Techniques to try

After years of fishing pretty much every kind of lure out there, I got into shark fishing - and to pay for it all, pretty much got rid of all my bass stuff last fall.

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A Frog Man I Am Not

As the title says I’m no Frog man. Clearly a technique that I’ve overlooked and really have never incorporated into a lifetime of my bass fishing. I have …

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dolphin offshore, bass in the Everglades

Skip Reed and Gary Dew caught a total of 41.85 pounds of bass fishing the flats at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Saturday and Sunday to win …

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College hooks Clear Falls grad with bass fishing scholarship

East Texas Baptist University in Marshall had the previous year launched bass fishing as a recognized college sport, bringing with it scholarship …

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Gardendale duo hooks state championship on Lake Neely Henry

Gardendale High School – Griffin Phillips and Fletcher Phillips (five bass, … The 2017 TBF High School Fishing Alabama State Championship was a …

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Texas lakes and rivers offer variety of activities

The freshwater fishing enthusiast will enjoy fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish from the bank or by boat. Many of our Texas lakes have public …

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Sea bass, fluke draw fishermen for Memorial Day weekend trips

It was a pretty decent kick-off to the summer flounder and black sea bass … Bogan took fares fluke fishing — the common name for summer flounder …

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Largemouth bass on the fly: Tips from the pros

For advice on how to fulfill that quest, I called upon two anglers who have kicked a little bass: Debbie Hanson, a guide, women’s sport fishing advocate …

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East Texas Fishing Report for May 30, 2017

Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass are fair on shaky heads, jigs and Senkos fished in 4-8 feet on outside grass edges. Several fish up to six pounds …

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4 Big-Time Bank Fishing Mistakes

You don’t need an expensive boat to experience some of the best bass fishing in the country. An old pair of boots and a backpack full of tackle are the …

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NWA Fishing Report

Justin McClelland at Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista said black bass fishing is good at all Bella Vista lakes with spinner baits, top-water lures or …

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After a three jerk pause cadence, I landed my first bass- a goofy looking little 12 incher. I tried the senko for another 10 minutes then switched to a 5" …

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Monday, May 29, 2017

With Walleye Restrictions Still In Place, Bass Fishing Reels Anglers In At Lake Mille Lacs

The Memorial Day weekend also marked the bass fishing opener and tourists are quickly learning that the lake also has a reputation as a good bass …

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Quality summer flounder, striped bass highlight holiday weekend catches

Striped bass approaching middleweight to light-heavyweight class … He just got a new leader and a potential Press Fishing Contest entry when a …

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Water Clarity Questions

Really muddy I will choose black. Bass are predators though and largemouth especially feed with all of their senses, not just with sight.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Arkabutla Lake Fishing Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Sunday in the week’s fishing report that some white bass were still in the creeks and the river spawning …

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First bass in 50 years.

My first 17 summers were spent at a cabin on Balsam Lake, WI. I learned a little about bass fishing, mostly stuff my brother, best friend and I figured out …

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Minnesota lake's reputation for smallmouth bass rising

(AP) — Mille Lacs Lake is known for its walleye fishing, but its reputation as an outstanding smallmouth bass fishery is on the rise. The walleye fishing …

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Minnesota Lake's Reputation for Smallmouth Bass Rising

(AP) — Mille Lacs Lake is known for its walleye fishing, but its reputation as an … Business owners have increased their stock of bass fishing supplies.

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Fishing report: Walleye warm up in Lake Wilhelm

Anglers fishing Lake Arthur have been picking up crappie and a variety of other fish including … Bass fishing also is starting to pick up in the lakes.

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Fishing action fantastic

BOSTON HARBOR – The best flounder fishing on the East Coast is in … CAPE COD – Can’t find good bass action in these two areas, well, Cape Cod …

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Kayak your way into competitive fishing

Foster said kayaks are a good way to try competitive bass fishing or come at it from a fresh angle. A big reason is their cost — a few hundred to a few …

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Ample rain signals good fishing

Spruce Run hybrid bass fishing is good, and Round Valley lake trout and rainbow trout are hitting, and hybrid bass, walleyes and panfish are hitting in …

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

BASS Elite series coming to Lake Dardanelle

Oklahoma anglers will see how 109 top pros handle high, muddy waters as the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle presented by Econo …

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6th Sense Movement 80x = Best of Year

Had a pretty good 2 days with about 30 bass total. Caught a few on a Baby 1- also, but the 3 biggest all came on the Movement 80x crank. Caught a …

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OUTDOORS: Fishing season is in full swing in the area

John R. Bunar reports the action in the bay is off to a great start and striped bass fishing has been solid for breaking fish. Buck-tails and soft-plastic jigs …

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Fishing heats up as summer closes in on Texas

Fishing heats up as summer closes in on Texas … Texas High School Bass Association State Championship tournament held on Lake Ray Roberts, …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU — Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms. The crappie are scattered and slow while bass fishing is fair on topwaters and …

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Bass Fishing Opener: Mille Lacs Lake buzzing with bass anglers

ISLE—The southern bays of Mille Lacs Lake were brimming with bass anglers Saturday morning as the bass season opened, allowing anglers to …

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Fishing ForeCast: Best days to fish in June, plus weather predictions, lake reports and lake levels

Jeffrey Energy Center — Good white bass fishing in both Auxiliary and makeup lake, with good smallmouth bass and wiper fishing along rocky …

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Fishing Report

Lake Paho: 68 degrees, high, water type not available; Crappie: Good Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Good crappie fishing has improved …

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The lure of bass fishing

Charlie Gantenbein and Wendy Randolph enjoy an afternoon of bass fishing at Lake Belton two days after winning the Texas Bass Couples …

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Bass Fishing Team Headed to YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

VALDOSTA — Max Gresham and Cody Cleary of Valdosta State University’s Bass Fishing Club will compete at the 2017 YETI Fishing League …

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The Mouse That Gored

In a timely example of practicing what we preach, I followed one of my own tips offered in the May 13 Gazette - on topwater fishing for bass. With late …

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Lake Michigan salmon fishing is on fire

Saginaw River: Bass anglers did well on catch-and-release bass fishing in the lower river. A few walleye were taken in the lower river between the …

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Can our bass, crappie records be broken?

He estimates the number of people fishing at some of the popular Delta and … And unlike largemouth bass, most crappie that are caught end up in a …

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New to bass fishing?

Buck is considered to the Father of modern bass fishing. And, if nothing else, you’ll learn just what the term “structure” is and how bass relate to it.

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Ideas for Short Strikers

Hey guys I’ve been tournament bass fishing for about 20 years and I have a pretty good deal on how to get a lot of bites in the fall months when bass …

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More improvements on Roosevelt Lake

Roosevelt Lake fishing had been in a general decline over the last decade in regards to the warm water sport fish of bass and crappies. Three years …

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Could bass be the next boon for Mille Lacs?

It’s a smallmouth bass, caught on Mille Lacs — back in 1977. Lundeen points to the fish as an example of the great bass fishing Mille Lacs has always …

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Fishing report for May 25

One angler caught 11 for eight hours of hard fishing. Bass are also slow. The lake level is around 56 percent of full pool. The Kern River flow was over …

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Techniques for ML Fast Spinning Rod?

Don’t be deceived by the small size of these baits - fish them with close attention and subtle movements and you can catch some really big bass.

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Summer fishing without electronics

I learned to bass fish from shore using 1 lure and caught bass but don’t recommend it with my knowledge gained over 60 years of bass fishing.

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Jersey Shore Fishing: Wet fluke opener - sea bass opens Friday

Sea bass fishing opens Friday with a 12 ½-inch minimum, and a limit of 10 up to June 18.Then it closes before opening to a by-catch of two a day …

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Bass fishing myths

There’s a lot of bass fishing nonsense out there. If you believed even half of it, you’d probably never go fishing because conditions would never be …

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Fishing report

LAKE ANNA: Carlos Wood reports the bass spawn is pretty much over and fish … The sporadic weather has made the fishing a bit harder to pin down.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

In an effort to encourage fishing, Virginia tabs June 2-4 as free fishing days

York River: Grafton Fishing Supply reports that “everything is biting”. Puppy drum, speckled trout, flounder, croaker, spot, bluefish, and striped bass are …

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Bishop father-and-son team win bass tourney on Lake Oconee

The pair came out on top among 95 teams fishing the lake May 6 during a Berry’s Bass Tournament Trails-sponsored fishing tournament. Teams keep …

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Fishing Report: 05/25/2017

Portage Lake: Windy conditions slowed the perch and bass fishing on the south end of the lake. Walleye were caught by those trolling the west end …

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Fishingstatus.com fishing lure selector

If the bass are in way back in heavy grass cover, we usually fish frogs, or punch. If the lure selector suggests I should fish a lipless crankbait, your'e …

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Sticking with what works

It it has been working great now to entice bedding Bass to strike. With a subtle twitch of the rod I can see it drive the bass crazy. I release them close to …

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Fishing report

However, the water was very dirty which could negatively impact fishing. BEND PINE NURSERY: (rainbow trout, bluegill, bass) Anglers may keep two …

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Verret Basin experts share their tips on summer bass fishing

Verret Basin experts share their tips on summer bass fishing … They’re bass guys, and Fontana knows the Belle River/Intracoastal Canal about as well …

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Finding Bass During a Mixed Spawn Season

For example, if he prefers to go after post-spawn bass, Davis suggests looking for slightly deeper water in the 15 to 20-foot range and fishing a deep …

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Fishing Hot Spots

LAKE OUACHITA The water is clear, with temperatures at 76-80 degrees. The best fishing is in the central part of the lake. Black bass are hitting …

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Fishing continues to be hit-or-miss for local anglers

OBSERVER Photo by Gene Pauszek Bass anglers checking out the shallows by the Dunkirk boat launch. Fishing has been pretty good lately for a lot …

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Local team wins state high school fishing tournament

Nine of the 18 teams competing managed to bring a keeper bass to the scale. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10 percent of …

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Test your skill: Upcoming fishing tournaments around Polk

RON’S TACKLE BOX will hold an evening bass tournament today from 6-9:30 p.m. on the south Winter Haven chain out of Lake Shipp. Entry fee $30 …

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Freshwater fishing: Bass bite is still good despite weather, low water

Most bass caught at Tenoroc were in the 12-18 inch range. This week, five bass 23-24 inches reported. Anglers are having the most success fishing …

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Fishing results from the Junior Southwest Bassmasters and more

RIGOLETS — Saturday’s age-group results from the Junior Southwest Bassmasters-Denham Springs monthly tournament held from Lake St.

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Verret Basin experts share their tips on summer bass fishing

Steve Fontana, left, teamed with Brad Buoy for the winning 16-pound-plus catch during Saturday’s Bud Light-South Louisiana tournament. The catch …

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Finding Bass during a Mixed Spawn Season

Mark Davis explains how to target bass in all stages of the spawn after an … Junk fishing usually involves a lot of running to different places and it …

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Fishing report for May 25

BULL SHOALS: Low 70s, 4 to 5 feet of clarity, 38 feet high. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Smallmouth bass fair on topwater baits along the treeline in 20 …

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Bass Fishing for 5 Yr Old

I recently acquired a small 14’ aluminum fishing boat and would like to get my 5 year old son involved in fishing. He is very interested but has a hard …

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lure of competitive fishing snags high schoolers

Oak Lawn High School students, from left, Bart Rafacz, Zach Jurkovic, Garrett Kendall and Justin Sullivan recently competed in the IHSA bass fishing …

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Fishing heating up with the weather

Castaic Lake: The fishing has been good. Striped bass are biting shad pattern lures and swimbaits. Trolling has been very effective with most fish …

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Tips Appreciated

So I am fairly new to the bass fishing world; most my life I fished for Rainbow Trout and Blue Gill while I lived in Cali. Trying to learn as much as I can …

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Fishing with Dennis: May 25, 2017

Fishing for trout has been fair, and anglers are picking up a few kokanee. The bass fishing has been slow, but with our warmer more consistent …

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Fishing report: Lots of bass being caught with summer pattern kicking in

To report the most up-to-date information on fishing in the Midstate, The Tennessean has asked for contributions from several avid anglers. They will …

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Bassmaster Elite Series to ply Arkansas' muddy Lake Dardanelle

While flow on the river next week is predicted to be higher than normal, B.A.S.S. events in the past have taken place on the same fishery when water …

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Odd Situation, How Would You Approach?

Saw a nice bass just as you described and threw everything I had, power, finesse, spinning and no interest. Spent about a half an hour fishing through …

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Tackle for Cheap

I couldn’t disagree more that you need “high-end ” lures to be successful in bass fishing… How on Earth did our grandfathers catch bass before there …

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Madison County High Wins Tournament at Claytor Lake

… 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Virginia Open tournament … Brightwood, Va., and Brian Canterbury, Madison, Va., (five bass, 9-0).

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Pline Floroclear CX CXX

When new it casts great, has low memory, seems invisible and I have pulled in some really big fish (20lb+ stripe bass, big cats and big LM Bass) with …

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Fishing report, May 25: Big bass are hitting on the South Coast

Local lakes: Anglers are reporting good largemouth bass fishing out at Tahkenitch and Tenmile lakes. A 5-plus pound largemouth was taken on …

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Bass Angler Boats 60-Inch Musky On Green Bay

Gensini, of Hennepin, Illinois, caught and released a 60 ¾-inch musky while prefishing for a bass tournament on Green Bay May 9, after a battle that …

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

fun fishing but lake worries

had a blast fishing last evening me and my cousin caught 53 bass in 3 and one half hrs. the biggest only about 2 lb my concern is this lake has way to …

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time to reload on more walk-dog lures

And Brandon Palaniuk won the Texas Bass Fest throwing the 5 1/8" Storm Arashi Top Walker this past weekend. (along with a big worm). Might check …

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How to Go About Buying Tackle

Hello, I have a very small amount of tackle, a few senkos, swimbaits, a jig, a frog, a spinnerbait and that’s pretty much it. I want to expand my tackle and …

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How to fish big swimbaits in deep clear water?

Since the bass tend to roam along the perimeter walls you should be casting paralell to those walls completely around the quarry. Make a long cast …

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NWA Fishing Report

Mike McBride at the lake bait shop said black bass fishing is good with spinner baits and soft-plastic crawdads. Catfish are biting well on liver or shad.

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Australian traveling the USA who wants to catch a bass

Hey guys , I’m from Australia and will be traveling the states from the 15 of August to the 15 of October and I really want to catch a bass plus meet great …

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Getting past the dinks

I always hear swimbaits are big bass baits, but haven’t had much luck on them. Are there specific brands or styles of swimbaits you prefer? Any other …

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Callaway High School Fishing Team Prepares for Georgia Bass National State Classic

Earlier this month the Callaway High School Fishing Team qualified for the Georgia Bass National State Classic Championship in Hiawassee, GA.

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East Texas Fishing Report for May 22, 2017

Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass fishing has been fair using Senkos and Flukes around deep grass edges. Crappie fishing is slow with a few reports …

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The rules to know for the 2017 fluke & sea bass seasons

After an offseason filled with heated public debate, it’s time for the summer flounder fishing season to actually begin. At an emergency session last …

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Where is the best family fishing and boating in Pennsylvania?

“Nothing better than fishing the lagoons in the summer,” he explained. … Common fish species are perch, bass, walleye, trout and steelhead in Lake …

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My new PB bass!

Finally got my new PB bass this weekend! Fishing was tough and I decided to pick up my crankin stick. First cast out with it (Berkley Pitbull) and this big …

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Weedless Wacky Help -- Paging Wayne P!

I’m just learning wacky rigging, and I’ve seen multiple times WayneP post his weedless rig, so I thought I’d give it a try. I got 5 bites in a short span this …

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Next Weekend?

I have 4 lakes to fish, one 60 acre lake by my house, that is not great, but i plan on using it to tell how far the bass are in the spawn. I will fish that lake …

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hard bait tips to catch quality bass and cover water?

Hey guys, recently I have been fishing hard style baits to cover more water and search out fish. Most of my fishing career has been Texas rig fishing, …

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NJ FLUKE & SEA BASS OPEN THIS WEEK

While initially a motion to “close the recreational black sea bass fishery in Wave 6 (November 1 through December 31) in state waters for the states of …

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Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD

WEALTHWOOD—Thursday was a slow day for bass fishing on Mille Lacs Lake for three fisheries staff members with the Minnesota DNR. Luckily they …

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Deep Cranking

… get down to 20-23 feet. My personal best, as well the PBs of my sons all were caught on these. We’ve caught many 6 to 13 lb bass deep cranking.

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Young fishermen catches 2.75-pound large mouth bass at Little Nini fishing derby

Cole Montanari Whaley, 11, a fifth grade student at Chariho Middle School, caught the biggest fish of the night with a 2.75-pound large mouth bass at …

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High School All-American anglers compete with pros on trophy bass lake in Texas

Cheri was outvoted, and her son spent part of graduation weekend fishing Lake Naconiche, a trophy bass fishery near Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Anglers raise $350000 at 28th annual Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament in Palatka

They went as far south as Lake George to find bass, but were less forthcoming … “He has fished before, but this was his first time competitive fishing.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

High School All-American Anglers Compete With Pros On Trophy Bass Lake In Texas

… received notice that he had been selected as one of 12 members of the 2017 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team, he was ecstatic.

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Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD

WEALTHWOOD, Minn.—Thursday was a slow day for bass fishing on Mille Lacs Lake for three fisheries staff members with the Minnesota DNR.

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FLW TOUR | Schmitt takes over lead entering final day of bass tournament

Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., holds up two of the five bass he caught Saturday during the third day of the FLW Tour bass fishing event on the …

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Gone Fishing with Jerry Miller

“Frog Fishing” on Lake Naconiche is good! Jerry Miller and Frank Lusk landed 30 bass last week on the new KVD Popping Perch in a white color.

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Favorite Bass: Largemouth & Smallmouth

Six pounds of awesome northern Michigan Smallie. This bass fought just hard enough to take me to my knees, especially after I got a good look at her.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Striped, sea bass regulations unchanged

Both sea bass and striped bass seasons are currently open. … With sea bass now open, more anglers are bottom fishing offshore for both the sea bass …

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Wisconsin's Stefan Leads Day One of FLW Tour on Mississippi River

Pro Matthew Stefan of Junction City, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit …. Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing.

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Fishing report for May 19

HOT BITES: Still relatively light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast, but the bass bite is fair to good with most fish post-spawn now.

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Fishing report

POTOMAC RIVER: Reel Bass Adventures reports the river is clearing nicely and waters have warmed into the 70’s but bass fishing has been sporadic.

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Fish grippers on bass?

Considering all the other trauma we just put that thing through just catching it, it’s a little much to start lecturing people on “you’re hurting the bass!" …

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Erie area weekend fishing report, May 19-21

Inland, trout streams are getting into great dry fly fishing. Look at smallmouth bass and largemouth bass, walleye and muskie. There is still good pike …

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Fishing report 5/19/17

This May 2009 file photo shows students from DeLand-Weldon High School in Illinois and their coach competing i the IHSA bass fishing finals at …

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Berks fishing and hunting: May 19, 2017

Topwater lures in the early morning and late evening hours, especially over weed beds, will produce bass under present conditions. Also try dragging …

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Outdoors: Rick's Hunting and Fishing Picks

Lake Maloney has had some fishing action at the inlet this week. White bass, walleye and catfish are the main species being caught. Live baits are …

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The Fishing Report: Good time to try for a Bass Grand Slam at Berryessa

Berryessa Delivers Smallies … for local angler Peter Indelicato. Rapala’s jointed shad did the trick in eight to 10 feet of water. Here’s his fishing partner …

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How To Tackle Topwater Bass

When fishing for finicky bass in ultra-clear water, consider switching to a spy bait—a subsurface version of the standard prop bait intended to be fished …

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Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship

The 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will be held on Lake Bemidji and surrounding lakes from Thursday, Aug.

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FISHING: Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship

The 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro … which will feature the best collegiate fishing teams from across the country, …

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What to do when bass are jumping and going after bugs

So last evening at around 6:30pm I got home from work and decided to do a few hours of fishing from shore on the Wallkill. I did my usual rotation …

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first tournie tips

got my first tournie on sunday. its a small tournie i dont think guys are hardcore bass fishermen like i am. its through my uncles elks club, he said last …

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Coaching: An Integral Part of Collegiate Bass Fishing's Growing Success

Isaac Payne (right) was hired as the first head coach of the Savannah College of Art and Design bass fishing team. (Photo courtesy of SCAD).

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Fishing Report

CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: (rainbow trout, brook trout, largemouth bass, kokanee) Anglers report good fishing for trout. Wild rainbow trout must be …

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Upcoming freshwater fishing tournaments

RON’S TACKLE BOX will hold an evening bass tournament today from 6-9:30 p.m. on Lake Juliana. Entry fee $30 per boat. Ron Schelfo at …

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Calling bass fisherman for some group bank fishing fun!

Hey guys! I recently put together this, I guess you could say a bass club, but not really? - I host (and fish) a bank tournament once a month. Most are …

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Action Taken on Black Sea Bass and Striped Bass Fisheries

Of particular interest to Long Island Sound fishers was management action on the recreational black sea bass fishery affecting the 2017 and 2018 …

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Hosting Bassmaster tournament leads to CN fishing team

Hosting Bassmaster tournament leads to C-N fishing team … country, well, that gives us great hope for the future of bass fishing at Carson-Newman.”.

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Handling May fishing's high, muddy water

With more severe storms and possible heavy rains in the weather forecast, what should local bass fishing enthusiasts do? Simple, put the advice of …

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Triton Mike Bucca Bull Gill Review

… on fishing content and people ask me what I do for fun if fishing is my job. … my experiences and thoughts on this fun bait for fishing for bass feeding …

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Gambler GZ 6.5

I have mine paired up with a duz it (gz duzit) and will use it today in a large pond that has big bass. Probably throw to shoreline and buzz through gaps …

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BASS Announces Location For College National Championship

The national championship location and dates for the 2017 Bassmaster … looks forward to welcoming the fishing teams, families and B.A.S.S. staff to …

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Fishing Around: Cape is at crossroads for black sea bass

Bass is a word that basically means nothing. During the class they make you take ahead of an NASD licensing exam, the instructor told us, …

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Fishing Report, May 9

BEN IRVING RESERVOIR — There are still opportunities to catch carryover fish, as well. Warmwater fishing for bass, crappie and bluegill should …

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Fly-fishing: a fine choice

Fly-rodding for stripers is one of the most fun fishing events available. … Connecticut’s DEEP reports the striped bass fishing continues to be good in all …

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Fishing Around Polk County: Bass continue to bite

1Around Lakeland, bass 8-9 pounds still on a roll at Tenoroc, with five released over the weekend. FWC biologist Keaton Fish reports two bass in …

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Florida Bass Come to San Diego

During a lull in the action, they drifted into a conversation that changed the course of bass fishing history. In the boat that day were professional …

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Show-Me State hunters, get ready for squirrel, black bass season

Get more information on bass fishing from MDC’s 2017 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations, available where permits are sold, or online at …

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Texas Fishing Report

BASTROP: Water stained; 73-77 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel …

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Texas Fishing Report

Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and …

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Pisfun Spinning Fishing Reel 500 ???

I also have a Jimmy Houston combo I used for a few years and had one day last year where I caught 40 + bass with it… This combo was under 30 …

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For A Small State, Connecticut Rich In Fishing Spots

Connecticut’s largest natural body of water, Bantam Lake hosts roughly 20 bass fishing tournaments a year. The northern pike fishing is also said to be …

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fishing report

BLACK BAYOU: Bream fishing has been good on crickets and worms. The crappie are scattered and slow while bass fishing is fair on topwaters and …

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New Central Indiana Bass Guy

Just signed up. I only recently started learning to seriously bass fish, but I have been a fisherman my entire life. I am proud to say that I have caught 2 …

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Fishing: Time for your own big fish story

The run of big striped bass has exploded in the past week as striped bass from 25 to close to 50 pounds have been caught in very good numbers by …

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Fishing Line Help

If casting pole is a 3 to 4 power or Medium Heavy bass rod I would suggest 14 to 15 lb test Big Game mono. The spinning rod I would suggest 8 lb …

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Central Maine Bassers put fishing skills on display at Branch Lake

Central Maine Bassers put fishing skills on display at Branch Lake … teams present at the Central Maine Bassers’ third bass fishing contest of the year, …

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BoatUS Collegiate Bass Championship schedule

The 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s is not just a fishing tournament - it’s a week-long celebration of …

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some fish from Oz

for my general fishing (Bass etc..) I use a 7ft … They are Asian bass and can grow huge! … Your bass look a lot like a fish here called the white perch.

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Most Are Expecting A Slugfest At Sam Rayburn

The angler is then credited with the weight of the best five bass at the end of …. It’s a really healthy fishery and we’re going to see a lot of fish caught.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dworshak trophy smallmouth bass hitting lures; kokanee warming up

FISHING – Dworshak Reservoir, home of Idaho’s 9.72-pound state-record smallmouth bass, was giving up 7- and 8-pound bass regularly last week, …

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Replace treble hooks? Or sharpen?

to find that you are cranking a lot of bass to the boat. I’m not alone in that approach,. as Dean Rojas (the frog master himself) sets the hook immediately …

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Centrifugal versus magnets

Had a newbie…she’s one of my roommates and ‘she would love to catch a bass’. So come on! Unfortunately, the slider didn’t produce a bass for her.

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East Texas Fishing Report for May 16, 2017

ATHENS ― Water level is about two inches high and fairly clear. Water temp in the low 70s. Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass are scattered in 2-20 …

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Volunteers help make Roosevelt Lake bass tournament run smoothly

Conservation is a big part of what all professional bass fishing organizations promote. Organizations like the Wild West Bass Trail put a lot of planning …

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Muhlenberg County wins state fishing title

GILBERTSVILLE – The Muhlenberg County High School team of Taylor Harris and Braxten Beasley brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass …

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NWA fishing report

Black bass are biting shallow and deep, reports Aaron Jolliff at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers. Bass are biting spinner baits worked around bushes …

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Yellowtail going off between blows; CNR calico fishing heating up

Calico bass fishing is off the hook, though a lot of smallish bass are being caught. That, and many prefer to release the larger units of the slow-growing …

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Best popper for bass

The Rebel Pop-R was a decent popper but didn’t get popular until Zell Roland modified the lure by sanding the sides smooth and reducing the under …

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Monday, May 15, 2017

cheap frog rod.

You could always get a Bass Pro Shop tourney special or Bass Pro Shop graphite series rod. I have a few of them and they worked great till I …

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Night Fishing

Your favorite bait for large bass? (depending on location this can be 3 or more pounds). When do you start fishing at night? A certain water temp?

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Fishing tournaments for sharks, bass, fluke and tuna off Long Island

“This boy was fishing with his father,” says the photographer, “but he didn’t catch anything while I was there. He was still waiting for the big one.” Photo …

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Swimbaits in smaller lakes

I fish a lot of smaller lakes from 100 to 1000 acres. some of these lakes have some giant bass in them that are normally only caught on live bait.

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Nash takes big bass prize at fishing tourney

The Fairfield Glade Bass Club held Tournament #4 at Lake Catherine and Lake Pomeroy. This was a “split tournament.” Half the fisherman fished one …

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ABC TRD OK

One great feature of Z-Man’s proprietary plastic, ElaZtech, is that dozens of bass can chew on a piece before it needs to be replaced. It’s likely the jig …

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Dayton catches 1 bass in Minnesota's fishing opener

The Governor’s Fishing Opener is being held in St. Cloud on the Mississippi River where Governor Dayton and other state officials will be trying their …

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Dayton Catches 1 Bass in Minnesota's Fishing Opener

Dayton Catches 1 Bass in Minnesota’s Fishing Opener … Mark Dayton caught a 3-pound, 17-and-a-half-inch bass during the annual Governor's …

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Isolated farm ponds can provide memorable fishing

It could be that the best bass fishing in the Ozarks is hidden in back pastures and woodlots, some of them fairly small ponds that aren’t often fished.

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BOB MAINDELLE: Local families celebrate birthdays on the water

… the white bass they caught on a fishing trip celebrating Luke’s 8th birthday. … Last Thursday, the Campbell family of Gatesville also chose fishing in …

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Outdoors notebook: Florida bass stocked, youth fly-fishing clinic offered

One of several dozen Florida-strain largemouth bass stocked into Bull Lake near Vinita is released from a hatchery truck Tuesday. JOSH JOHNSTON/ …

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Into the woods -- for some bass

Closer to home it could be the theme of this spring’s fishing for bass and pickerel. You may be thinking, “There’s nothing new here.” Read on.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

What a catch: Mountain View student reels in bass fishing scholarship

For Jason Felter, a day on the lake is a game of cat and mouse. Although, depending on which lake he’s at and what he’s chasing, it might be a game …

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Big Girl at the New Honey Hole

I walked down to the dock while they were getting the canoe, and caught a nice three pound bass on my second cast, using a Castaic BD gunfish …

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First time boat fishing

I dont know if this is in the right thread, but I’ve never gone bass fishing from any kind of boat, its all been bank fishing. I’m gonna go out on one of the …

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Dayton catches 3-pound bass in Minnesota's fishing opener

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton acquitted himself well Saturday on the state’s fishing opener, catch a 3-pound bass and not bringing up budget issues …

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Into the woods — for bass

“Into the Woods” was the title of Broadway hit with music by Stephen Sondheim. Closer to home it could be the theme of this spring’s fishing for bass …

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Dayton catches 1 bass in Minnesota's fishing opener

Governor Dayton ® shows off a 17.5-inch smallmouth bass he caught during the state’s fishing opener on May 13, 2017. Courtesy of Governor …

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Dayton catches 1 bass in Minnesota's fishing opener

Gov. Mark Dayton caught a 3-pound, 17-and-a-half-inch bass during the annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, and while he shared a …

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Dayton Catches 1 Bass in Minnesota's Fishing Opener

Mark Dayton caught a 3-pound, 17-and-a-half-inch bass during the annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, and while he shared a pontoon …

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Two good state resort parks for early summer largemouth bass fishing

(This is the eighth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky …

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Big Bass Catches Expected When Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Comes To Sam Rayburn

Fishing families in the market for a new bass rig can take part in demo boat rides provided by Skeeter, Yamaha, Nitro, Triton and Mercury at …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Ned Kehde discusses benefits of Midwest Finesse style of fishing

Legendary angler Ned Kehde, of Lawrence, hoists up a 6-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth bass he caught in April 2016 while fishing a 2 ½-inch Z-Man …

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Kayak Bass Fishing makes local tournament stop

The water was warmer this weekend and the fishing was much better on both the Coosa River and Lake Jordan than it was for Wetumpka’s debut on …

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Castaic Lake Report 5/11/17

I ended up walking all the way to the West Launch ramp and fishing near the lifeguard station where I caught 4 bass there. Biggest one was 1.98lbs …

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Soar In Bassmaster College Regional

In a tough opening round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series … The leaders were challenged by two Bethel University bass fishing teams with …

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Targeting Spawning Smallmouth Bass – Should it be Legal?

The cat is officially out of the bag. Mille Lacs Lake, a vast and varied fishery of more than 130,000 acres in central Minnesota, is arguably the best …

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Susquehanna, Juniata river bass fishing rule under review

(WHTM) — After a series of public meetings, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is now reviewing a proposed change to bass fishing …

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Fishing Report

Pony Express Lake: 60 degrees, high, muddy; crappie are starting to spawn and the fishing is good on jigs; bass are good and also spawning; catfish …

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Two good state resort parks for early summer largemouth bass fishing

The 2017 Fishing Forecast produced by the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources rated the largemouth bass …

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Regulators reel back plan for new striped bass rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (AP) - Fishing regulators are pulling away from a plan to liberalize the regulation of the commercial and recreational striped bass …

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Fishing report

Otherwise, the recent rains have muddied the water, making fishing difficult. … With bass and crappie post-spawn and feeding up on bait, fish in the …

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Fishing report for May 12, 2017

Baldwin: Bass good using crankbaits; blue catfish good using cut baits; … Try fishing shallow in the back of necks, on flat banks and on the rocks; …

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When Off The Ice, Bickell Sharpens His Fishing Skills

Now, his fishing exploits center around bass, which he traces to day on the water with one of his dad’s friends back when he was 12. Sure, he’ll dabble …

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Fishing should improve despite forecast

Max Tybrosky of Salinas recently caught this 9.2-pound largemouth bass while being guided on Clear Lake by Richard Pounds. Courtesy photo.

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Governor's fishing opener will spotlight Mississippi River and its popular game fish

Governor’s fishing opener will spotlight Mississippi River and its popular … Fly fishing for smallmouth bass from a drift boat on the Mississippi near …

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New Water: Man-made bass habitat in Fellsmere fun for paddlers

In a fishing-crazy area like the Treasure Coast, one has very few chances to fish what I call “new water.” But when Drew Mixon, a Vero Beach …

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Fishing Report: Bluefin tuna limits adjusted

Striped bass fishing continues to improve with school bass being caught with keeper-size bass mixed in throughout the region. Mike Wade of Watch …

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Regulators push pause on allowing greater striped bass catch

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Fishing regulators are pulling away from a plan to liberalize the regulation of the commercial and recreational striped bass …

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Zoneloc On Tour: Alton Jones, warm-weather worming

Do you have big worms? No, not the type that cause you to be malnourished. Big plastic worms. Ya know, bass fishing bait. By big think 10-inchers, …

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Regulators reel back plan for new striped bass rules

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — Fishing regulators are pulling away from a plan to liberalize the regulation of the commercial and recreational striped bass …

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Wright weekly fishing report

Fishing was nearly non-existent there during the heavy rain period last week but things … Bass have been slow as anglers switch to summer baits.

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Fishing for cichlids provides fun and good eating

Fishing for cichlids provides fun and good eating …. Anglers who fish bass tournaments in the Everglades dislike catching them because reeling in …

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Regulators Reel Back Plan for New Striped Bass Rules

Striped bass have been fished commercially from Maine to North Carolina over the years. The fishery was worth more than $18 million in 2015.

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ASMFC WILL NOT LIBERALIZE STRIPER REGULATIONS

The ASMFC will not advance on Draft Addendum V to Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass at this time.

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Fishing hot spots

GREERS FERRY LAKE Bass fishing is good, but fish are running small. Try buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, jigs and swimbaits, or a Gitzit at the …

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Try suckers at Hunting & Fishing Club fry

Three major bass fishing tournaments will be held in Door County the next two weekends, including the second annual Sturgeon Bay Bass …

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Bass club hosts fishing tourney at Coal Grove

Courtesy of the Lawrence County Bass Club The Lawrence County Bass Club hosted a tournament on the Ohio River at Coal Grove on Saturday, May …

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How to Be More Stealthy when Fishing Shallow

Texas bass fishing professional Ray Hanselman is rarely alone in his shallow fishing, but he’s often more productive than many working an area …

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Texas Fishing Report

BASTROP: Water stained; 69-73 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Channel …

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Freshwater Fishing: Bass hitting big at Tenoroc

Around Lakeland, another awesome week for big bass at Tenoroc, with a 2017-best nine fish 8-10 pounds. FWC biologist Keaton Fish reports six bass …

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Where's the best fishing for trout, striped bass?

Trout fishing in Redding was very good this week with many multiple hookups on wild rainbow trout weighing 1 to 3 pounds. Fly fishing reports have …

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Texas Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife … Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft …

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Where to fish this small lake

After a many year break I’m back into the fishing scene. I bought a 10 foot Basshunter and installed a Lowrance Hook 4 on it to fish a few local lakes in …

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bed Fishing

I hit the lake mid morning today to see if I could spot any bass sitting on beds. Sure enough I found a big bass within a few minutes guarding a nearby …

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Fishing and hunting report for May 10

Warmwater fishing for bass, crappie and bluegill should improve with increasing temperatures. COOPER CREEK RESERVOIR — Cooper Creek has …

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Fishing report

BLACK BAYOU: Chinquapins are on the beds and hitting worms and crickets. Bass are best on jigs, Rogues and soft plastics. Crappie are scattered …

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Fishing Forecast | Sea bass season opens Monday

One of Virginia’s most important species, the black sea bass, has been the subject of much controversy over the last few years as federal fisheries …

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Pond in my backyard.

Last September my wife and I moved, part of the draw of the house we picked was a retention pond in the back yard. It was kind of pretty, with ducks …

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Fishing: East Bernstadt's Adkins wins TH Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division ...

East Bernstadt’s Freddy Atkins won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing … FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and …

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St Croix Mojo Bass vs *** Blackout

It’s time I buy a other baitcaster since I got a free reel. I currently have a Mojo Bass 6’ 8" Medium which I LOVE because of the lightweight but it is a little …

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Flannagan Hidden Gem: Day for fishing, tours of dam

Inside the top floor of the tower, the three chatted about what makes Flannagan special. Premium fishing of bass, walleye, crappie, hybrids and more, …

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Bass behavior: roaming or holding?

I was thinking about bass behavior as I have been strategizing about how to catch them. I fish mainly large ponds that have a lot of vegetation and …

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New to bass fishing with young kids, tips, what rig etc?

You have super advice here, so just a few other thoughts. I get the issue of not being able to get bait quickly, and for that reason I gravitated to lures …

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 FISHING OPENER: The 'best of all worlds' when it comes to fishing

“We are starting to see a smallmouth bass fishery in the area,” Barnard said. “Smallmouths started showing up on Lake Beltrami and now they are …

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Bass Tournament

The 2nd annual Yellow Jacket bass tournament will be on Saturday, May 13th at the St. James Boat Launch on Blind River out of Grammercy. $100 a …

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East Texas Fishing Report for May 9, 2017

Fishing guide Jim Brack says bass are scattered shallow to deep; best bite in 8-10 feet around grass edges. Frogs and topwaters working best early, …

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NWA Fishing Report

James Whittle at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said black bass are deep and shallow. Bass can be caught by fishing where the shoreline was …

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Zebco 202 Slingshot Fishing Combo, $10 at Walmart

… using spinning gear, and they tend to be better quality for the inexpensive versions, plus can reel much faster and help in keeping bass on the line.

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How to keep kids hooked on fishing? Catch some big fish

The catch-and-release season for bass in most of the state begins on the Saturday, May 13 fishing opener. Bass harvest season begins Saturday, May …

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Mojo Bass vs Ike Series Rod

Hey guys, I’m going to be returning my Mojo Bass 7’ MH-MF to BPS here soon and I was looking for your guys advice on a new rod, Im looking for a …

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Fishing: Harleton's Whatley lands top prize at Big Bass Bonanza

Blake Whatley of Harleton earned top honors with a lunker that tipped the scales at 9.72 pounds, wrapping up the annual KYKX Big Bass Bonanza at …

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