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April 24, 2019

A review of wind’s impact on catch rates was completed by comparing catch percentages during particular wind conditions with the overall frequency of that condition during the time period of the study.  As an example, if wind did not impact catch rates, we would expect...

In this series we'll be hearing from anglers who've landed trophy class bass and try to unearth a few nuggets of wisdom from their encounter with the fish of a lifetime!

Below is Cole Turner's story of one such bass caught in March of 2019:

We got on the water...

January 30, 2019

In this series we'll be hearing from anglers who've landed trophy class bass and try to unearth a few nuggets of wisdom from their encounter with the fish of a lifetime!

Below is Zach Sypert's story of one such bass caught in January of 2019:

It started when my...

January 30, 2019

The pre-spawn period typically occurs in water temperatures between 48-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Warming springtime waters begin to drive physiological changes in big bass that force the fish toward shallow water. This time period which can last anywhere from a few weeks...

January 22, 2019

If you are like me you love hearing fish stories, and there's not much better than fish tales that include giant bass!  In this series we'll be hearing from anglers who've landed trophy class bass and try unearth a few nuggets of wisdom from their encounter with the fi...

October 3, 2018

Fall

The fall provides anglers with some of the most predictable fishing of the year.  Throughout most of the summer, forage fish such as threadfin shad have spent much of their time roaming offshore portions of lakes freely feeding on an abundance of algae.  Much of th...

September 12, 2018

Saddles/Feeding Benches 

One of the more impressive big fish strategies I’ve come across over the years I learned from California big bass fisherman Tom Young.  Tom is one of the old grey beards in California who has been targeting huge bass since the introduction of th...

September 5, 2018

Bridges

Like the proverbial troll, giant bass often make their home around bridges.  In fact, the largest bass caught in recent history, which tied George Perry’s World Record bass of 22lbs 4oz. was caught in 2009 under a bridge by Manabu Kurita on Lake Biwa in Japan....

If you are familiar with the hunt for the world record laregmouth bass, then you'll be very familiar with Jed Dickerson.  Jed was the first to hook a giant bass that would later become known as "Dottie" in Dixon Lake CA, in May of 2003.  Dottie, so named for a distinct...

This is the first edition of a new column I hope to publish with some regularity. 

If you are like me you love hearing fish stories, and there's not much better than fish tales that include giant bass!  In this series we'll be hearing from anglers who've landed trophy c...