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Prespawn Bass Fishing

Prespawn Bass Fishing

Early prespawn bass fishing gives anglers an excellent opportunity to catch monster bass. As the bass emerge from their deep, wintertime haunts in preparation for the spawn, they are notoriously indiscriminate when it comes to their feeding behavior. The result is simple—giant bass and lots of them. Whenever you approach the beginning stages of the […]

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Texas BASS

25 Years Of B.A.S.S. Highlights

I was surfing through the Internet the other night and happen upon some information that I think you readers will find very interesting. Bass Anglers Sportsman Association (B.A.S.S.) listed some memorable events that have taken place during the past twenty-five years. Here are a few…. 1967 – Ray Scott conducts the All American Bass Tournament […]

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Texas Bass Boat

HIDE AND SEEK

Last year left many fond memories for those anglers who took advantage of the low water conditions on Sam Rayburn. Stockpiles of big fish seemed to be found in every pocket on the lake. A 20lb stringer of bass might not even get you a check in a one day tournament. Don’t expect things to […]

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Polarized Bass Fishing Glasses

Seeing is Believing

As a guide on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend, I see a lot of people out on the water. Some are weekend anglers and others are locals who fish on a regular basis. Surprisingly there is a common link to many of these fisherman. Most all of my clients also share in this fact. They […]

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Texas Fishing Guide

Best Bass Fishing Lake in Texas?

Night work by fisheries biologists sheds light on honeyholes ATHENS—In reservoirs scattered throughout Texas, under the black skies of cool, fall nights, loud generators drone and bright lights beam from strange-looking boats built to transmit electrical current into the water to catch fish. Crews from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department  (TPWD) Inland Fisheries district offices use […]

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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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Top Brass Crappie Rig

As you well know if you have read anything about Lake Conroe this year is that the crappie fishing is premier. I think that it is safe to say that Lake Conroe is one of the best crappie lakes in the state this year. Many of us Lake Conroe fishermen have spent a lot of […]

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Bass Seasonal Movement

Pre Spawn: When the water temperature is between 45-54 degrees in early spring, bass begin their movement away from the deep water. This movement will be slow. You will find bass in or near deep water during this period, on drop offs, points, creek banks and creek beds. A few bass will move to shallows […]

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Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park lies on the southernmost tip of Lake Texoma near Denison. The park was named for the former President of the United States who hailed from Denison. The park offers excellent boating, fishing and camping opportunities. Lake Texoma ranks the third largest reservoir in the state of Texas with a total area of […]

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Southern Bassin’

Southern Bass Tournament Association is relatively a new around here and it sure has caught on to anglers in Texas and Louisiana. The association was introduced to the public at the Houston Summer Boat Show of 1993 and fishermen did not hesitate to join in the competitions. Bill Miller, the owner of Southern Bass and […]

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Treble Trouble

In 1989 I was fishing in a Dallas bass club and we were prefishing Possum Kingdom for the state top 6 tournament. One of my teammates patterned the fish in the old shoreline of the lake in ~8 feet of water, great. Problem was he had was catching said fish on a rattle trap, probably […]

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The Fred Arbogast Company

Founded by a Fisherman The Fred Arbogast Company was founded in 1930 by a man whose first love was fishing. His interest in the sport began as a hobby and grew to be the focus of a successful business Fred Arbogast’s to outwit the finny tribe was born one day when he was twelve years […]

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Go Salt Water Fishing? YUK!!!

Ask any die hard tournament or weekend bass fisherman that question and you will receive the same answer.YUK!!!! But ask Wayne Stark long time “BASS CAT” driver and local tournament angler that question and you will hear I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! This writer and Wayne with a group of local anglers made an […]

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Fly Fish Texas Draws Crowd to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—With hundreds of fly-fish enthusiasts filling the air with lines and lures March 5 as they cast for rainbow trout, one had to walk carefully around the grounds of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. While fishing occupied many people, hands-on learning and informal education about subjects as varied as the importance of water quality […]

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Dead Sticking Bass

Dead-Sticking BassBy Steve vonBrandt When the weather is nasty, be it in the early spring or late fall, many anglers miss out on some of the best bass fishing of the year. When their boats are in the garage, and their gear is stored away, other anglers in the know, cash in on some of […]

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TPWD Unveils Possible Hunting and Fishing Rule Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — The success of resource management efforts on a variety of fronts has led Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists to recommend several possible changes to next year’s hunting and fishing regulations. Among the topics being considered include: an expansion of special regulations affecting the harvest of whitetail bucks based on antler characteristics, […]

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Fishing Sponsorship Info Sells 1000th Copy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person Scott Rauber, PresidentCompany Name Biz Promo, LLCVoice Phone Number 727-733-8387FAX NumberEmail Address bizpromo@juno.comWebsite URL www.fishforfree.com www.fishforfree2.com Fishing Sponsorship Information Achieves Milestone Dunedin, FL, Jan. 29, 2006 – In the world of sportfishing tournament anglers, intense competition begins weeks or months before competitors even make their first casts. Faced with climbing […]

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TPWD Proposed Regulation Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — Expanded hunting opportunities for mule deer and pheasant in the Panhandle are among the proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s Regulations Committee, at its Jan. 23 meeting, authorized agency staff to take these proposed regulation changes and others out for public comment and […]

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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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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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Lake Conroe Bass Fishing School

For the past for years Marshall Brown, a top fisherman and former guide of Lake Conroe, has been organizing a fishing school that has helped hundreds learn more about Lake Conroe. This school is designed for amateurs as well as veteran fisherman. Top tournament pros and guides from Lake Conroe come and share many of […]

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Bass on Flies

Asking ten anglers to define finesse fishing would likely result in ten different perspectives. To many, finesse fishing is equated with light, ultralight, or microlight tackle and vague concepts such as splitshotting, slipshotting, doodling, shaking, stiching, and other mysterious techniques. Consequently, finesse fishing is frequently dismissed as too slow, too complicated, or necessitating fragile tackle. […]

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Texas to Get New Harvester

Ed Parten, Randy Kindler, Ray Scott and several other local fishermen recently held a telephone fundraising campaign to raise money for the Tennessee Valley Authority for the rent of their Mechanical Harvester used on Lake Bastrop to demonstrate the need in Texas for this machine. The harvester was just the tool needed to rid the […]

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Adventures in Mexico

Adventures in Mexicoâ„¢ brings the excitement of the Mexican bass hunt to the homes of Web users around the world. The Web pages were designed by Pat McCarty to attract fishermen to the excellent resources that Mexico has to offer. Mexico offers the bass angler the finest bass fishing in the world and McCarty presents […]

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You Wanna Braid My Hair?

It was a simple enough misunderstanding to start with, the only kinda braid I knew about was the kind girls put in each others hair at bunking parties. The old timers remember braided line, but hey us 31 year olds fish with the new stuff, monofilament. Then a semi-oldtimer from Livingston named Randy Dearman hammered […]

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Big Sam is in Big Trouble….

You know you have a problem when every fishing tournament since July of 98 has had a significant reduction in catch. You know you have a problem when all the old tournament hands stand around the way-in, scratchin’ their heads and saying things like “where have all the fish gone?” You know you have a […]

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Wake Up Bubba

Wake up “Bubba” it’s time to sell your bass boat. You know that shiny new metalflake rig out there in the garage? You need to take it down to your local boat dealer and see what they’ll give you on trade for a flat bottom, cause while you were settin there on your butt someone […]

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Pond & Creek Bass Fishing

Fishing small back waters, ponds, tanks and creeks can be lots of fun and exciting entertainment. If you are like most anglers, it doesn’t matter where you fish, just so long as there is enough water to dangle a hook, line and bait in, with the hopes of enticing a fish to bite! One of […]

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Cronkite Narrates Texas Water Program

AUSTIN, Texas – Walter Cronkite has narrated a one-hour video program about Texas water resources, which will air Feb. 3 on all Texas public television stations. “Texas: the State of Water—Finding a Balance” explores what’s at stake in the struggle to provide enough clean water for wildlife and the environment, cities, industry and agriculture. “I’m […]

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Budweiser ShareLunkers Reach Dozen Mark

ATHENS, Texas — Anglers contributed two lunker largemouth bass to the Budweiser ShareLunker program over the weekend, bringing the number of fish entered into the program this season to 12. Mark LeBlanc of Orange caught a 13.59-pound bass from Sam Rayburn Reservoir about 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Roger Frazier, Jr., of The Colony took a 13.9-pounder […]

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Fishing The Power Drop Shot

Fishing The Power Drop Shot RigBy Steve vonBrandtDec 27, 2004, 01:05 Most people believe that the drop-shot rig is only for finesse fishing, but there is more than one way to skin a cat! (or Fish), as the case may be. The new Power Drop-Shot style started by Kotaro Kiriyama, is fast becoming the way […]

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