1:41 p.m. Shryock’s third keeper, 1 pound, 13 ounces, hit his jerkbait with mere minutes remaining. “I caught fish today, but I was disappointed in their size,” Shryock told Bassmaster. “Winter is a good time to catch a really big bass, but this weather today had ’em knocked for a loop — I had a couple big fish on, but I couldn’t stick ’em. But, hey, it’s January, and you can’t expect the fish to be superactive in the dead of winter. If I were to fish here tomorrow under these same conditions, I’d stick to the lower end of the lake, where the water is deeper and clearer and stay primarily with those jerkbaits.”
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