Jimmy Brown and William Reynolds teamed up to win the Michiana Fishing League tournament last weekend on the St. Joseph River in South Bend.
A lot of smallmouth were caught on a variety of lures and techniques with Ned rigs and crankbaits among the top producers.
Sure that expensive bass boat looks good and carries all of your sophisticated equipment.
There’s no question that the electronics unlock secrets of a lake and those premium rods, reels and line make you a more resolute angler.
But is all of that necessary to catch a state record bass?
A traditional exposed-hook mushroom jig excels where little to no cover carpets the lake floor.
Yet it’s often in those underwater jungles — grass, brush, rock and boat docks— where bass like to live and lash out at unsuspecting prey. That’s why Z-Man designed the definitive weedless Ned Rig tool, the NedlockZ™ EWG Jighead.
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By Kevin VanDam
In fact, its the best way to catch bass on natural lakes this time of year and one that Ive done very well with on places like Klinger, Gull and even Grand Traverse Bay.
Bass will school and suspend just off the bottom over the deep grass flats of our lakes, so a drop-shot is ideal for catching them.
(Provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Although breeding habitat conditions have declined from previous years, the 2012 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report estimates waterfowl production in North Americas duck factory is at a record high. This years report estimate of 48.6 million is significantly higher than the 45.6 million birds estimated last year and 43 percent above the long-term average.