Let's catch some fall and early winter bass over the next few weeks. We'll start with the early fall transition. I define that concept as the movement of bass from their summer haunts into their fall feeding areas.
Hey guys, it's the Friday before Labor Day and all is quiet on the fishing front ... for the most part anyway. Next week we're going to turn our attention to the early fall transition, and the week after that we'll talk about which baits you should be throwing to catch those early transition bass.
Abu Garcia introduced a new line of fishing rods this year at ICAST. They're named Veritas, after the Latin word for "truth." The name was chosen because we wanted to cut through all the hype and the bull and offer a rod that actually performed at or above its advertising. We wanted to tell the truth.
No, I'm not talking about the MTV reality TV show. I'm talking about our family vacation this summer. It was one of the best ever. We really had a good time.
I've been asked about my thoughts on the new postseason format that BASS is using to determine the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year. I'm going to do that, but before I do, I'm going to ask you to read my entire response; not just a part of it; before you form an opinion about what I think.
Last week was a wild one. We (Becky and I) went to Las Vegas and to ICAST for my sponsors and so we could enjoy a short vacation. This week was all about work, though.
My practice has been tough. Basically Monday and Tuesday were a waste. I didn't develop anything that will help me when the competition starts. Kentucky Lake is a great fishery, but that greatness has a drawback.
During the summer months, there are always some bass deep. They go there for a number of reasons including food, comfort and oxygen. No matter the reason, you can rest assured that when you find them deep they'll be active and feeding.
I don't care where you're fishing; New Jersey, Ohio, Florida or California; at this time of the year you can find bass by looking thick, looking deep or looking in current. This week we'll talk thick. Next week we'll talk deep.
The 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series is in the books. I didn't have a very good event in Oklahoma. Finishing 56th out of 93 isn't my idea of a good time. And I didn't qualify for the postseason. That's not where I want to be, either. Still, all is not lost. I'm a solid qualifier for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. I'm proud of that.