Archive for March, 2014
March 12, 2014 5:15 am
To be a successful fisherman, you've got to be casting a lot, using different types of fishing tackle and taking some pounding boat rides. Over time, you're going to develop aches and pains from arthritis and other ailments that don't go away.
No category of lure is as flexible as soft-plastic lures - both in action and in use. Not only do soft plastics move freely, even when deadsticked, but the range of their use is limited only by the angler's imagination.
March 11, 2014 1:31 pm
FLIPPIN, Ark. (March 6, 2014) - Collegiate bass anglers can cash in on tournament success and save money on custom team apparel thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University, which is open to anglers who compete in select FLW College or ACA events in 2014.
It feels pretty good to get out of South Carolina with a decent finish, but I've still got a pretty big mountain to climb to make this year's Forrest Wood Cup, back in South Carolina on Lake Murray.
There was a time when experience almost always trumped equipment when it came to finding fish. If you wanted to be a better fisherman, you got out there on the water and paid your dues. You learned the spots that produced at certain times of the year, and culled the 90 percent of the water that was almost always void of bass. The last decade or so of fish-finding technology has changed the paradigm, however. Now anglers can buy a Lowrance HDS unit, cruise likely looking spots on any lake and literally see bass.
MANNING, S.C. - The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Santee Cooper March 13-15 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the second of three stops in the Southeastern Division.
The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with two tournaments on Saturday, March 15. The Mountain Division will head to Dale Hollow Lake and the Savannah River Division will fish Lake Hartwell. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
Keith Amerson didn't know what to expect in his rookie season on the Walmart FLW Tour, but the opening salvo has been remarkable. All the 44-year-old mail carrier knew was that fishing professionally has always been his dream. Thus far, it's been a dream that he doesn't want to wake up from. After making the top-20 cut at Okeechobee, Amerson finished 52nd at Hartwell, earning yet another five-figure paycheck. With one third of the season complete, it's likely his best is still yet to come.
March 10, 2014 7:22 am
You can rip rattle baits through winter grass beds like everyone else, or you can offer bass something different: a swim jig. Veteran bass pro Ron Shuffield says a swim jig is one of his preferred cool-weather lures when bass set up camp on grass-line edges. It's a lure that can be worked quickly, or dragged more slowly when conditions warrant a change-up.