Tag Archives: largemouth

How to Select Line For Cover with Brandon Palaniuk and Denny Brauer

Bass are drawn into dense weed growth as water temperatures peak in summer. Not only are bass protected from the heat of the sun by canopies of surface vegetation, but these sheltered areas also feature an endless array of feeding options, as baitfish and small panfish are pulled into weedy cover for the chance to survive another day. Anglers have …

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Lake Norman’s Flip Side

For the third time in the past four years, North Carolina’s Lake Norman plays host to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate. This event challenges competitors with very different conditions than in the two preceding Opens held on Lake Norman. The earlier events, held in the spring, were dominated by largemouth bass. Ohioan Fletcher Shryock sacked …

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Recipe for Frying Largemouth Bass

So, you’re fishing a tournament and making a long run back, you get up to the ramp, open your livewell and you see it. Your livewell is plagued with dead fish, not only do you have the embarrassment of coming in with dead fish but you’ve also got the problem of what to do with your favorite sport fish. When …

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David Kilgore Leads Southern Bass Open on Smith Lake

David Kilgore of Jasper, Ala., was just hoping to survive the cold, rainy first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate at Smith Lake. With a limit that weighed 1 ounce shy of 20 pounds, he did more than merely survive — he claimed the lead. “I caught them really well in practice last Sunday …

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BASS Elite Series: Bull Shoals Day One Results

The wind blew harder, the water level rose and its temperature dropped, but Greg Vinson figured out the changing Bull Shoals Lake fishing conditions to lead the Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest. The Alabama angler finished 1 pound over Skeet Reese and less than 2 pounds over 2013 Bassmaster Classic winner Cliff Pace. Vinson weighed in 16 pounds, 13 ounces …

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Lake Report: Pine Lake – Plainwell, MI

We headed out to Pine Lake for a little redemption after our Hawg Hunters 2012 Classic Event. We ended our Classic with around 5lbs for day two using various techniques, most anglers bagged their keeper fish around docks in shallow water though the deeper sections were full of panfish. This trip we went straight to Lake 3 on the western …

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Lake Report: Gull Lake – Richland, MI

Gull Lake 5-21-2012 Noon-8PM Water Temp: 66*F Our day on the lake started out with a little bit of humor and panic. While my father was prepping the boat to send off of the trailer a couple of drake mallards were nipping at the heels of a hen, the hen in return came under the boat trailer wings flailing right …

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Lake Report: Gull Lake – Richland, MI

Gull Lake 5-13-2012 Noon-8PM Water Temp: 60-62*F With the temperatures just about right for the smallmouth spawn we decided to head out for some clear water fishing. Arriving at noon the parking lot was packed, we arrived at our first spot on the South West end on the lake and quickly noticed a few other bass boats. Thanks to the …

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It’s Dinner Time!

When it comes to bass they are often found feeding on a variety of forage, to the average angler this can present some rather large problems when it comes to narrowing down just what type of forage you want to replicate. The good thing is that many lures are tailor made to replicate multiple types of forage, giving you the best chance …

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Blinging Out Your Jigs

Anglers are constantly looking for something new and unique, this is often taken into the hands of the anglers themselves to come up with something new and unique. One of these new and unique things includes putting a spinnerbait blade on the back of a swim jig. This gives your average swim jig just a little more flash and depending …

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