Instead of largies, these = “lardys:”
Here’s a Rayburn 13.25, guide was the one and only Mark Pack — 3/4-oz football jig in deep grass/structure:
‘Nother one from Rayburn, BB reader Tommy M. thunked this one in 24 ft with a Strike King 10XD (segzy shad):
Brad Ferraro won a recent derby at Conroe, TX with a limit that included a 10.44:
Not sure where from, but there’s lard at the end of that rainbow:
A Lake Biwa, Japan lardy, weight unknown, but the swimbait color proves one again that bass will bite anything:
Anyone who’s prone to overthink the deets, check this — from way down deep on Bassmaster.com:
> “I don’t really pay attention to how a trailer will affect the bait’s fall rate. Most of the time I’m flipping with a 1/2-oz jig, and I’ve really never had anyone in the boat beat me by flipping with a lighter jig.” [He varies trailer size based on the size of fish he’s after.]
How ’bout that? More:
> “You can control the fall of the bait with your rod.
> “Using a Zoom Super Chunk as an example, I’ll thread it onto the hook and glue the top of it to the collar of the jig. On my craw trailers I’ll do the same thing, but I’ll bite a quarter of the tip off and then thread it onto the hook. By gluing them on, you can catch a lot of fish with one trailer.”
> “Every once in a great while, a pork trailer will roll up onto the tip of the hook. I don’t care how hard you set the hook, you’re not going to drive through the bulkiest part of a pork trailer. Years ago at Sam Rayburn, I had a 5-lber come off for this exact reason. I lost the tournament by 3 oz. I swore then that I’ll never be in that position again.”
“Super Kung Fu chop” name of a legit Chinese tackle company. Seems like Poyang is a lake name, so that would be like:
Lake Fork Green Godzilla Tackle Company
I like that better! Not sure it means anything but a bud took this shot at Fork’s Quail Hollow ramp the other day:
> “…I’m trying to reinvent myself right now.”
> “I’ve been real good at finding 2-pound fish. I have to improve my bite to be successful, using more swimbaits and targeting 4-lb fish no matter what.”
> “I love the challenge of bass fishing and as long as it’s done the right way, I plan to continue. Every single day I treat just like it’s a brand new day. I don’t look at anything in the past.”
2. Jocumsen gets Bass Cat.
Odd since the Aussies have declared war on cats…but I guess not bass cats. Here’s the crazy Aussie playing drums with huge pieces of rotini pasta:
…before the FL off-limits in a cold front!?!?
4. Niggemeyer just installed one of these.
Man I truly hope the worst is over for David — 180 lung surgeries in 6 years plus other stuff = mega-tough. Bless you brother!
More derbies on other lakes for that great cause. Deets here.
What’s weird is it doesn’t come in sexy shad and KVD won’t be throwing it at the Classic.
Okay I made that up.
Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Catches bass that look like this:
Probly because Bowman drinks a gallon of that stuff a day…and shows no ill effects…not.
Hope all that $ spent is worth it for ’em.
> The focus of Joan Ackermann’s play is on Evelyn, who is off to Elephant Butte Lake near Truth or Consequences, N.M., to compete in a bass-fishing tournament. Along for the ride are her boyfriend, her best friend, and her main competition.
Ain’t gonna light ’em up there!
If you wanna know my 2c about K-Pink’s recent payouts column, check it here. If you don’t care to read the whole thing, here’s the part you should read at least 3x:
In case you think pro bassin’ can be “fixed” payout-wise, pay close attention to this:
Win all this BOOYAH and YUM loot!
Tip of the Day
[This is NOT Dean Rojas’ stuff. Not sure how that got screwed up…sorry!]
> “On warm days, they’re going to be getting up to the top of the flats and the edges of the grass. They will be continuously looking around for something to eat.”
> The key to success is positioning the boat so the ledges of the drains can be worked effectively. “It’s a matter of casting horizontally and working the breaklines.”
> “Everybody seems to think that a frog bite is a fall bite, a summer bite or night bite. I can tell you I’ve taken many prespawn bass on frogs, and the Top Toad….”
Here’s a shot of some of Dean’s fave pre-spawn baits. Those colors of Rat-L-Trap are Toledo red and white crawfish:
Quote of the Day
I learned at an early age that if you’re hunting something — be it birds or fish — and they’re not where you thought they’d be, you have to do something else.
– J-Power Hour in his first Bassin’master column.
Shot of the Day
Matt “Pig Show” Allen’s at it again, this time on Clear Lake, CA. Caught these fish on swimbaits (wif the Matt Allen Swimbait Head) and lipless cranks, which is interesting because I almost never hear them credited for big Cali fish:
Giant catfish clogs Austrian dam. Lookit that thing!
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