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Zaldain going deep

Zaldain going deep

By Andy Crawford

Chris Zaldain left the deep ledge from which he caught his first two bass of the morning to check out a shallow grass flat.He caught one small keeper and a rock bass, and then headed back out to...

Zaldain strikes again

Zaldain strikes again

By Andy Crawford

Chris Zaldain has barely moves his boat, but he just pulled his second hefty largemouth into the boat.This fish weighed about 4 pounds, and BASStrakk has him at 9 pounds, 8 ounces. His two-day...

Zaldain scores

Zaldain scores

By Andy Crawford

Chris Zaldain didn’t take long to put his first fish in the boat - and it’s the right size.He fishing the edge of a grass flat, and he set the hook a few times before connecting.When he grabbed the...

Too many toothy beasts

Too many toothy beasts

By Andy Crawford

Hordes of chain pickerel obviously swim around Cayuga, looking for lures to swallow. David Mullins has caught them everywhere he’s gone.“About 30,” Mullins said, after tossing back one of the...

DiPalma’s flurry

DiPalma’s flurry

By Andy Crawford

Greg DiPalma has been working a grass flat south of Union Springs all morning, and for the first couple of hours he had lots of company. He managed to land a couple of small bass, but it was slow...

Fishing in a crowd

Fishing in a crowd

By Andy Crawford

Cayuga is huge, but there’s a crowd forming just south of Union Springs.So far, the count is six Elites within a no more than a 400-yard stretch - three of them within 50 yards of each other.“It’s...

Pickerel problems

Pickerel problems

By Andy Crawford

Greg DiPalma is fishing shallow, and he’s on the board. Basstrak shows him with two bass for an estimated 3 pounds, 12 ounces.But he’s not just catching bass. He’s caught three chain pickerel in a...

No luck for Davis

No luck for Davis

By Andy Crawford

Clent Davis is working the same line of bumps as Ed Loughran, but he’s not having any luck.We eased back to shoot some photos of Davis, who is following Loughran by about 100 yards or so, and...

Loughran on the board

Loughran on the board

By Andy Crawford

Ed Loughran didn’t run far, stopping on a series of jumps several hundred yards off the bank. And he’s already on the board with two fish for an estimated 5 pounds.Although conventional wisdom is...

Chipping away

Chipping away

By Andy Crawford

Ray Hanselman moved to a ledge off the main ship channel, switching to a drop shot. He’s not getting many bites, but he’s capitalizing on every one of them. He just landed bass number two, a 3...

Lunch time

Lunch time

By Andy Crawford

I laughed when Steve Kennedy pulled up his trolling motor and said he was “going to eat a sandwich and think about it.”And then he pulled out a sandwich, drifted with the current, ate his lunch and...

Kennedy needs the sun

Kennedy needs the sun

By Andy Crawford

Steve Kennedy just hit Spot Lock for a few casts after a smallmouth followed his bait.“That was a big one,” he said. “He followed it all the way to the boat, but he wouldn’t take it.”That’s been...

Kennedy’s heartbreak

Kennedy’s heartbreak

By Andy Crawford

Steve Kennedy made a move to the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, and quickly hooked up with what he said felt like a “good one.”He played the fish for a couple of minutes, working it away...

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