Dave
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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 Lone Cranker

The Lone Cranker

By Dave Precht

In this gaggle of fishermen, all but one are soaking soft plastic baits. The lone crankbait fisherman is Terry "Big Show" Scroggins. He's weaving in and out among the other anglers,...

Toothy Critters

Toothy Critters

By Dave Precht

I think the grass around this broad flat must be pickerel weed. Whatever it is, the toothy "snakes" love it. Cliff "Cajun Baby" Crochet brought in a trophy pickerel a minute ago...

Pitching practice

Pitching practice

By Dave Precht

We're witnessing a pitching duel today, and it's not likely to change through the rest of the tournament. No one in sight is casting -- they're all pitching soft plastics into milfoil...

Deja Vu on Cayuga

Deja Vu on Cayuga

By Dave Precht

The Bassmaster Elite Series is ending the way it started: The bulk of the field in the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite on Cayuga Lake is congregated in relatively small areas containing the best...

A Crappie Catch

A Crappie Catch

By Dave Precht

You see the coolest things on the water when you're following these people around for the Live Blog. A few minutes ago, as Chris Mitchell and I were leaving the spot where we'd found Rojas,...

Rojas in the weeds

Rojas in the weeds

By Dave Precht

Dean Rojas is picking apart a section of grassbeds on the north end of Lake George, pitching a tiny soft bait on a fairly heavy weight. The technique just netted him a keeper that was close enough...

One for the bird

One for the bird

By Dave Precht

Steve Kennedy just now missed a strike on a buzz toad, which he's skittering across the pads and mats here on the west side of George. He instantly anchored and began saturating the vicinity of the...

Hill is on the hunt

Hill is on the hunt

By Dave Precht

Kenyon Hill in his smartly wrapped Smith & Wesson Triton just trolled slowly past our anchored blogger boat, casting ahead and downwind with a Zoom Speed Worm. That's a great...

The Early Bite

The Early Bite

By Dave Precht

Look for things to happen early today in the third round of fishing. Several anglers I spoke with before launch this morning expect the best fishing to be during high tide. Mike...

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