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Dave Precht is the Editor in Chief of Bassmaster Magazine. To read more from Precht, follow his column "Back Deck" in Bassmaster Magazine. 

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The right line

The right line

By Dave Precht

Extremely cold temperatures require exactly the right fishing line, according to South Carolina angler Marty Robinson. He said braided line gets water-logged and freezes quickly in such brutally...

Late-start blues

Late-start blues

By Dave Precht

With the start of competition delayed by an hour or hour and a half, the Classic anglers are, of course, complaining about lost fishing time. I saw Skeet Reese as he was fueling up at Starbucks...

Early risers

Early risers

By Dave Precht

The first contender to arrive at the Green Pond Events Center launch site on Day 1 of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro was Gerald Swindle -- not because he wanted to get a headstart,...

A mild dispute

A mild dispute

By Dave Precht

Randall Tharp is fishing within earshot of Jacob Powroznik. We overheard Tharp ask, "Things are getting right--why aren't they biting better?" We couldn't hear his answer, but it&...

A old water pattern

A old water pattern

By Dave Precht

Hackney is fishing about 12-12 miles south of the ramp at Union Springs, and this area is not known for its quantity of bass. Hackney's catch -- second heaviest in the standings at this point -...

Hackney gets a limit

Hackney gets a limit

By Dave Precht

After a long dry spell, Hackney just now boated his Fifth bass. This one appears to be a 2-pounder and should give him a total of 17 pounds and change. He caught the first four bass shortly after...

Hackney gets a limit

Hackney gets a limit

By Dave Precht

After a long dry spell, Hackney just now boated his Fifth bass. This one appears to be a 2-pounder and should give him a total of 17 pounds and change. He caught the first four bass shortly after...

Doubling up

Doubling up

By Dave Precht

We're driving south, hoping to intersect Day 1 leader Brandon Palaniuk. Along the way, we spot Todd Faircloth and Chris Zaldain, on opposite sides of their shared underwater target. A long cast...

Swindle's shorts

Swindle's shorts

By Dave Precht

So, we're running down lake, looking for leaders, when a bright orange spot appears on the horizon. "I don't know who that is in the orange shorts but you can see him from a mile away,...

What they're fishing

What they're fishing

By Dave Precht

Because we were making a fast run farther north, I hit send on the last blog entry before finishing the thought. The thin blue line marking hot spots in this part of Cayuga follow a contour of 13-...

The thin blue line

The thin blue line

By Dave Precht

Ken Golub's GPS unit shows a thin, long, slightly wavy line of blue dots. They could represent the locations of the 30 or 40 Elite Anglers who have staked their claim here in the north end of...

Day 2 dawns

Day 2 dawns

By Dave Precht

Locals are amazed at the weather the first two mornings here on Cayuga Lake. Typically, the morning wind roils the water but the lake was glassy slick before the first boat launched today. While...

Break in the action

Break in the action

By Dave Precht

Things have slowed down considerably for Mark Davis. So slow that he took a break and sat down to clean his sunglasses, leaving his lure soaking on the bottom. At that moment, the line began moving...

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