I thought I'd write one last blog about Florida fishing. In short, it's on fire. I've caught more big bass this year than I ever have in the past.
This album features photos from the 2011 February Lunker Club submissions.
Terry Scroggins looks for life's simpler, brighter side.
Michael Iaconelli's 'panic box' is what keeps him calm.
With the air temperature soaring above the 100-degree mark and the water temperature in the upper 80s, conditions seemed ideal for Skeet Reese to catch bass either deep cranking or on a 10-inch Berkley Power Worm during this year's Elite Series event on Fort Gibson Lake.
Photos submitted by anglers to the 2011 January Lunker Club.
In March 2001, during a local tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Kelly Jones Jr. and his partner spotted a 12-pound largemouth on a bed tucked underneath some of Rayburn's famous flooded buckbrush. They already had 19 pounds in the livewell and this one would have easily locked up a win, but try as he might, every presentation Jones made to the bass snagged in the brush and the fish was never caught.
The common thread of fishing rivers, streams and tidal bass fisheries is undeniably the presence of moving water. In the case of rivers and streams, the water generally flows in one direction. For tidewater zones, influenced by the daily rise and fall of water known as the high and low tide, the opposite situation holds true. That being the case, finding yourself at the right place at the right time is more critical with tidal bass fishing than any other form of freshwater angling.
It can be a true test of character when a day of fishing turns into a day of watching as the angler you are sharing a boat with sets the hook time and again while you remain fishless. At some point, all bass anglers experience this frustration. How you deal with it can be the difference between a depressing day on the water and a successful trip for both anglers.