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Small Waters Strategies – Florida natural lakes

Small Waters Strategies – Florida natural lakes

Mar 23, 2013

Patrick Sebile, founder and creator of Sebile Innovative Fishing Lures, has more rod & reel records than any man alive. How would this globe-trotting angler approach bass fishing on a small Florida lake?

Birth of the Rapala Clackin’ Rap

Birth of the Rapala Clackin’ Rap

Feb 3, 2013

Crankbait guru David Fritts came to Rapala’s Mark Fisher with an old lipless crankbait that had a “baritone” rattle and a new idea. Thus was born the Rapala Clackin’ Rap and the Clackin’ series of lures.

Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Feb 1, 2013

Honest-to-goodness “bull” bluegill inhabit many of waters near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Bass Lake is one of several marquee panfish lakes that almost guarantee a return of platter-sized ‘gills.

Strategies – Late fall & early ice

Strategies – Late fall & early ice

Dec 3, 2012

Fall is a great time of year to go out in a boat and learn, notes Scott Glorvigen, co-host of Wired2Fish TV featured on ESPN2. On many small bodies of water, the scouting is as simple as finding the deepest portions of the waters that will be the gathering areas for crappie and bluegill.

Lipless crankbaits: XCalibur XR

Lipless crankbaits: XCalibur XR

Dec 2, 2012

Snowflakes flew off our baitcasters following a severe cold front that found us in sub-freezing temperatures and 20 to 30 mph winds for most of the day. Yet we caught 35 bass – about 25 of them by slowly retrieving these Xr lipless crankbaits just off bottom True, lipless crankbaits are bass killers in spring and fall. But more and more anglers are catching on every year to the fact that those rattling baits work effectively in all four seasons.

Blade Baits for Cold Water Bass

Blade Baits for Cold Water Bass

Nov 12, 2012

Cut bass down to size with blade baits by Mike Pehanich Small waters, big waters…blade baits catch bass! In mid-October of the 2010 season, I learned just how deadly blade baits can be. I had hooked up with Great Lakes bass guru Joe Balog and Scott Dobson on Lake St. Clair. Days before, Dobson had set an unofficial Lake St. Clair tournament record at the...