Season opens

SEASON OPENS April 6 with discounted lake entry.

UPDATED, March 31. Just a week away, what is known locally as the “Season Opener,” actually refers to the beginning of the highest lake use period during the year. So to celebrate, on April 6, the City of Lake Elsinore is waiving its $15 lake use fee, so that boaters will only pay the launch fee of the facility they choose (usually about $10).

The event is one way to introduce new boaters and fishermen to the lake, which, by the way, is open from sunrise to sunset. The largest launch facilities are the Seaport Landing in the southeast corner of the lake, Elsinore West Marina and RV Park in the northwest corner of the lake and the new, mega La Laguna ramp on the north side. (more…)


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threesome anyone

THREE’S COMPANY? More like a party with these DVL dandies.

In these “parts” we used to include parts of Riverside County and refer to them as the IE or Inland Empire. But really, the Inland Empire is more about San Bernardino County, which is sort of out there for bass fishing. But where are we?

Geographically, BSA once referred to the area as the Tri-Lakes District–that is until they had to tear up those patches when Diamond Valley Lake opened. I guess they could have kept it at Tri-Lakes, but then somebody was sure to get left off the guest list that had included Perris, Skinner and Lake Elsinore.

For the sake of occasional fish reports and angling highlights, I’m going with Quad Lakes Region. Sure, I’m a homer from the natural lake, (more…)


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You probably weren’t watching, but I check in on daily weights if I have an interest in a certain event. For one, the national tours (and Bassfan.com) are so much faster than the regional outfits in getting the info up–so I know if I want to watch or not.

At the Bassmaster Elite at Falcon Lake on the Texas/Mexico border, I had to look well down the page to find the name (more…)


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For whatever discussion there is about the earliest of plastic worm creations (and you can explore some of that on the web click here), the tradition of worm colors began slowly. Sometime by brand and sometimes by region, the choices expanded from the very first: natural, black or purple to untold options. (more…)


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David Dudley, highly regarded tournament pro in both the FLW and B.A.S.S. ranks, was the FLW Angler of the Year in 2012 and his performance has raised him to the 3rd spot in the Bassfan.com World Rankings. But after two major events in 2013, the Lynchburg, Virginian’s record could better be described as a dud.

On the other hand, Redlands pro and favorite son (more…)


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What the heck happened

MIKE FOLKESTAD

Hard to argue. No one has had a longer or more productive tournament career in the West than Mike Folkestad. So why not see some more history made Thursday evening at the Fred Hall Fishing and Boat Show and witness the Californian’s induction ceremony into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame?

It will take place at 7 p.m. at the Anglers Marine “booth” (more like a shopping center). The Fred Hall Show, (more…)


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I have no luck with contests on my site–all my questions seem to predate Google. But when I got word on a contest starting today (curiously on my birthday) I’d thought I’d pass the word along. Jack Hooks is hosting a hook designing contest on their Facebook page. Click here. (more…)


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