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.
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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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BASS helped found the partnership and members range from local governments and property-owner associations to federal agencies and reservoir-controlling agencies.
"The coffee scent was critical to my success. The fish didn't hold on to the lure very long. They seemed to like the coffee taste and held it just a moment longer than other plastics. That gave me the time I needed to set the hook."
Several fine anglers found their spots and patterns ruined by wind and the resulting muddy water. In fact, one angler described the water at his spot as looking like a YooHoo chocolate drink.
"I think most of the anglers will fish the grass and do something similar to what I've been doing. Kentucky Lake is big. There's a lot of stuff to fish out there."