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Deep Strategies Find Feeding Fish

Originally published 6/21/19 on by Outdoor Writer Kevin Tate PICKWICK LAKE • When the weather gets hot and the big bass head for the outer deep, the best fishing strategies call for following them there. It pays to arrive with the right strategy in mind. “It all starts with doing your homework, studying the map card topographics and picking out the spots you’ll want to ride over and look,” Mitch Harrison, of Dorsey said. Exactly what fishermen will be looking for, Harrison said, is a land structure at depth that has an edge facing into the current. “Any underwater structure, any hump or rise, can produce good fishing,” he said. “From the bottom of the river channel to the bank, it’s...

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Webster's Late Fall Scenarior

Originally published 11/28/18 on by Kyle Wood By Late November across the country, a lot of people have switched their focus from chasing bass to watching football and going hunting. Certainly, this time of year can lead to some hit or miss fishing, but don’t give up just yet. As the doldrums of winter creep closer, FLW Tour pro Joseph Webster has a simplistic, yet efficient approach to putting bass in the boat. Here are two of Webster’s favorite situations for snatching late fall bass.     SWIMMING IN CLEAR WATER Cool, clear water can scare a lot of people, but for Webster it can lead to some fantastic fishing. “On lakes like Lanier or Smith where you have spotted...

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Hammer Fishing Rods Owner, Shane Cox, Lands Personal Best

I’ve been chasing these bass around for the past 49 years hoping with every cast to persuade a true wall hanger to hit. Today, I broke my personal best with a 11.57 at the scales. Measurements were taken (25 1/2” girth and 20 1/2” long) for a replica mount just before she swam off to hopefully be caught again. These type days are special and having one of my Blue Mountain College anglers, Fisher Overton, on the water with me was sure an extra bonus. We came up just short of the win with a total weight of 26.58, which solidifies the type of outstanding fishery we have in Pickwick.  Rod Used in Catch:  Hammer Elite Series 7’ 11” Double...

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