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"I found this little place in practice. It was an offshore, main river channel ledge, maybe 50 yards long, sitting in 8 feet of water," Randy Howell said.
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No one is more concerned about bass than bass fishermen. And since we are intensely interested in these gamefish, we should be concerned with every aspect of their lives if we are to be successful anglers.
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for summer. It was the best time of the year. School was out and I could go fishing with my dad and friends. It was great.Now that I'm just a little older (nearly 46), summer doesn't mean quite as much to me.
I can't tell you the first time I read all about thermoclines and how bass don't live beneath them, but I've read that same thing lots of times since then, and — based on my personal experience — it just ain't so.
This one was really small and not obvious at all. I think that's why the other guys missed it.
Fishing it right means going back every so often during the day to see if they're biting. And, when they are biting, only taking what you need for the day. Save the rest for another day.
"I made a 45-mile run, maybe 50, to a backwater spot I found in practice that I knew held quality bass. I fished there about 30 minutes before she took my lure.