I don’t know where my head has been in the last few weeks as three-time former WBFA and WON Bass Director Harvey Naslund has been helping put together a 70’s-80’s era reunion of western bass fishermen. I mean, I’ve had discussions with him over the idea of reuniting many of the figures who were present in the formative years of California/Western bass activity, but he never hinted of any health issues. (more…)


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Maybe it’s because each new spring tends to provide differing amounts of precipitation, there is variety on every bank at this time of year.  Some changes are more immediate from rain, while others come a bit later due to snowmelt. 

In the arid Southwest, and especially as applies to Southern California and in some degree to Arizona, flooded shorelines are all about the brush, (more…)


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I’m sure it’s mostly just a marketing ploy, but when you combine pipeline availability with the science of visibility, do you ever get the feeling you’re being manipulated?

We’ve all seen the “limited edition” method of marketing, where a worm maker comes up with “Arizona Raddish” (No. 1492) and it’s only available on Thursdays–in Albuquerque. (more…)


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If my sources are accurate, a WON Bass proposal to obtain the National Bass West team tournament operation was declined by the small business owners. That much was announced on Sunday at Diamond Valley where the immediate response from the 40 or less teams present (I’m told, a resounding cheer) must have warmed the hearts of  the NBW hosts. (more…)


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Sure March typically brings about the beginning of our favorite bass fishing period, but it isn’t the only thing going on. This week in Long Beach, March 9-13, we also get a chance to visit the biggest fishing and boating show on the coast.

True, it’s not a specialty bass exposition, but the Fred Hall Fishing & Boating Show (click here) (more…)


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Kevin Hawk was on the road to Beaver Lake, Ark. for today’s FLW Tour event when I caught up to him earlier in the week. What I discovered is, when you put enough long days on the water, casting, stooping and lifting the troll motor and continually (though unconsciously) relying on muscles and sinews to keep your balance–there can be a price to pay. (more…)


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