Archive | November, 2004

Braided Bass Fishing Line

By now most of us have had experience with the new versions of braided line. Opinions of the line vary from each fisherman of its uses and applications. Many fishermen use the line for a few special techniques and use monofilament for the rest of their fishing. After being on the market for a couple […]

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Awareness in Bass Fishing

There are so many levels of awareness that a person can achieve through bass fishing. A weekend angler or even an angler who rarely bass fishes can attain close relationships with bass, nature, and his/her surroundings. A serious bass fisherman or tournament bass fisherman can reach extreme levels of awareness during outings and tournaments. Tournament […]

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Night Bass Fishing

Being a very popular lake for fishing and water skiing, Lake Conroe receives quite a bit of pressure throughout the summer. As fishermen, we know that fishing is usually better during the week when there less boat traffic on the lake. The fish are not spooky and nervous like they get when Conroe is overrun […]

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African Fishing Vacation

December 19th, 1995 I was standing in line at Houston Intercontinental Airport waiting to board a flight to London, England. From there I would catch another flight to Lagos, Nigeria in Africa. I was anxious get this trip underway so that I could visit my parents who live in Lagos and also experience some of […]

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Spinnerbait Fever

It is approaching that time of the year that I absolutely love. Early springtime is when BIG ol’ hog bass in the 10-pound range will be prowling the shallows going through their annual spawning ritual. Many different lures will be chunked at these big bass during the upcoming months, but I assure you that few […]

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TBBU Habitat Improvement Projects

Get Ready!!! The Texas Black Bass Unlimited (TBBU) Houston Gala and Conservation FishFest ’96 in Dallas are on their way. TBBU, it’s fine members, and platinum sponsors, will join together to promote a project involving the revitalization of aging Texas fisheries. The Houston Gala and Conservation FishFest ’96 fundraising will champion the cause for re-establishing […]

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TBBU – A Great Organization

If you are not currently a member of Texas Black Bass Unlimited (TBBU) you sure need to be. TBBU is an organization that works for fisherman and is operated by fishermen. It’s a hard working group of folks that certainly look out for your best interests when it comes to issues involving the outdoors. And […]

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Catch Bass on Carilina Rig

The Carolina Rig is a method of plastic worm fishing that is very effective for structure fishing for black bass. There is a wide variety of structures in the lakes of East Texas. On Lake Conroe there are pond dams, old road beds, old railroad trestles, creek channels, ridges, and submerged timber. Most of these […]

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Bass Fishing Changes

Living on Lake Livingston for the past six years has lead me to several understandings about bass fishing and this lake itself….change. Because of the “change” that I am referring to this lake sometimes gets a bad rap from bass fishermen who visit it occasionally. Being that the massive Trinity River feeds this lake and […]

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Bass Fishing Carolina Rig

With the hottest portion of the summer well under way bass anglers are still trying new and old techniques to draw strikes. The climax of summer marks a difficult time to be on the water after largemouths. The wind has laid, the sun beats down, and the sticky humidity makes fishing a little less comfortable […]

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The Fine Lines of Bass Fishing

The line between catching fish and not catching fish is remarkably fine,this line is more prevalently fine when fishing for bass. There is art to catching any fish, especially with black bass. Maybe the art is the same with all freshwater fish but there is no doubt that there is more emphasis put on catching […]

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Bass Fishing Lesson

Anxiously awaiting the first tournament of the 96-97 B.A.S.S. Central Division season on the Arkansas River reminds me of my first B.A.S.S. event. My first event was this same tournament last year on the Arkansas River and what a rough one it was. My traveling partner and I had located an area full of bass […]

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Take a Kid Bass Fishing

This time every year people everywhere are making resolutions for the new year. We say that we are going to cut back on our spending, spend more time with family, slow down and enjoy life more, and the list goes on and on. I have been guilty of making resolutions for the new year and […]

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Lake Conroe Bass Fishing

With the Sunday Morning Tournament held out of ~StowAway Marina reaching five fish limit weights of over twenty five pounds it is obvious that the bass fishing in Conroe is improving. Various attempts seem to be paying off for an improvement in Lake Conroe’s black bass fishing. The improvement has been a gradual comeback which […]

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Largemouth Bass Seminar Set for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas — If growing and catching bigger largemouth bass in your private pond or lake are your goals, mark your calendar for March 28 and 29. Texas AgriLife Extension, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, in cooperation with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Henderson County Wildlife Committee, will present a seminar at […]

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Foundation Recommends Jasper County for New Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation board has voted to recommend acceptance of the Jasper County bid to host a new East Texas freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The TPWD Commission must still approve the foundation recommendation at the commission’s Nov. 3 meeting. The Jasper County proposal […]

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Lowrance M56i S/Map

High-brightness 4″ (10.2cm) diagonal Film SuperTwist LCD Highly visible 240V x 160H pixel resolution Amber LED backlit screen and keypad for night or low-light viewing Transmits NMEA 0183 data Complies with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) requirements for transmitting position, time, and date to DSC equipped VHF marine radios Simplified keypad with Menu and Pages keys […]

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Skeeter ZX 300

Yes, forevermore, your place will be out in front. At SKEETER, we had a growth spurt with the all new 21’10″ ZX300 powered by the Yamaha VZ300 engine. This powerplant produces a class-leading 300 horsepower engine combined with the largest bass boat ever in the SKEETER lineup…with thoughtfully planned, over-sized casting decks, extra tackle and […]

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Red Drum Donated to TPWD and Are Being Stocked in Lakes

ATHENS, Texas — Texas anglers received an early holiday gift: 50,000 red drum, donated by the largest commercial red drum farm in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocked the 10-14-inch fish into Lakes Braunig, Calaveras and Fairfield, and Victor. “We are in the business of producing redfish for the retail market,” explained John Turner, […]

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TPWD Commission Confirms Jasper Site for New Fish Hatchery

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Nov. 3 to approve the Jasper County bid to host a new East Texas freshwater fish hatchery for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The commission vote completes the new hatchery site selection process, confirming a recommendation made last month by the private, nonprofit Texas […]

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Web Design and Hosting

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Lake LBJ Guide Report

Water stained; 62 degrees; 824.80′: Largemouth are very good on creek points and rip rap along seawalls of bays and pockets using white/chartreuse 7/16 oz. Terminator tungsten spinnerbaits (www.terminatorlures.com), greenbug Photon crankbaits (www.photonlures.com) and Texas rigged black-blue flake Whacky Sticks (www.cremelure.com). Stripers are fair at first light under birds around Lighthouse Point using Snap Back […]

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Post News About Your Lake

Tell us about upcoming tournaments, marina openings, boat shows, safety concerns, environmental issues, tournament results, your favorite chow stops, big fish, new motels or any other news you think might interest bass fishing members. Compose your ews offline in your favorite word processor. Spellcheck it and proof read it before bosting. Follow the Submit News […]

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Canyon Lake Guide Report

Water gin clear; 62 degrees; 909.50′: Largemouth are very good early to 6 lbs in 6′-12′ on transition points & at the mouth of feeder creeks on Rat-L-Traps ( www.rat-l-traps ), green pumpkin Whacky Sticks (www.cremelure.com) and 7/16 oz. white Terminator tungsten spinnerbaits ( www.terminatorlures.com ). Upriver, working flats in 2′-8′ along channel turns with […]

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SKATEBORDING IN ARIZONA

The skateboarding scene in Arizona is amazing. It offers boundless street spot’s and has a wide variety of free parks for everyone to enjoy. Summers are really hot but if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen. The winters offer an excellent twenty four hour a day session. Beutiful weather and down […]

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Locating Bass on Structure

The fact that Lake Conroe lacks vast amounts of aquatic vegetation requires us to extensively use our electronics to find fish. Fish live on structure, therefore, we fish structure whether it be dropoffs, creek channels, roadbeds, pond dams, humps, rocks, or standing timber; these are the areas that you will find concentrations of fish. Taking […]

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Rough Water Bass Fishing

Last month on the first competition day of the Texas Invitational I encountered some rough water that I believed only existed in the Gulf of Mexico. Sure I have been on Toledo, Livingston, Conroe, Rayburn, and Richland Chambers when they have gotten profoundly rough due to high winds. But this first day of the tournament […]

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Beginner Bass Fishing

I recently was talking to Pat McCarty (the editor of this magazine) about some of the emails we receive concerning fishing. We both get a good bit of email from people who are beginners or have never fished and they want to know where to fish, how to fish, and so on. Normally in my […]

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Another Bass Fishing Lesson Learned

Last month I fished the Alabama BassMaster Eastern Invitational on Lake Guntersville. I had never been to the lake but I knew that it had aquatic vegetation in the form of milfoil and coontail. Driving to Alabama I was putting together some possible seasonal patterns for mid-May. Topwaters, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, and Carolina rigged french fries […]

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