Several Elite pros will be anxiously watching the final Southern Open on Guntersville Lake this week, hoping for a miracle of sorts. They're the bubble guys.
I was impressed. It seemed like the bass were grabbing my bait harder and holding on longer.
My job was to do TV coverage of the tournament from an expert's point of view, expert analysis is what they call it. They wanted me to analyze patterns and fishing trends so that our viewers had a better understanding of the tournament in real time as it unfolded.
If I had to leave the dock in the fall of the year with only one bait in my boat, it would be a Jewel Football Jig in peanut butter and jelly.
I'm in the middle of a weird experience this week. It's really strange. I'm doing TV commentary for the PAA (Professional Angler's Association) Corporate Cup tournament on Pickwick Lake. My job is to provide expert, real-time commentary on what's going on and help our audience understand the tournament as it's unfolding.
One autumn day about five years ago, Steve was into a hot Potomac River bite. The bass were literally tearing up curled-tail grubs. He was down to his last bait, from which bass had already ripped the tail.
"During this transition time, when the fish are between their summer holding areas and the flats back in the creeks, they can be difficult to find," says James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas.
Buying a used boat can be fun, simple, and save you lots of money. Just be aware of the pitfalls, create and stick to a budget and, most importantly, know what you need.
The older I get, the more I think about when I was young. I guess that makes sense since the older I get the more I have to remember and think back on.Some of my favorite memories are also some of the oldest — me and my father going fishing in the little creeks and streams near our home in southern Kentucky.
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