The devil is in the details, or so they say, and in those same details may be keys to winning the 2014 Dream Extreme Fishing Tournament, May 3-4 at Lake Elsinore. Once again, it will be a bargain at $100 per team, (more…)

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On a day when last minute tax returns trump almost other issues, let me mention something about the weather. It’s warm; it’s dry, and unless something Biblical in nature should occur shortly, we can expect no further relief for drought conditions, whether manifested in fire danger, low lake levels or heck, the price of hamburgers. (more…)

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then and now


If I wasn’t hunting through shelves and boxes for something totally different for an upcoming tournament, I wouldn’t have stumbled onto a bait that briefly flashed (pun intended) as brightly as any other hard bait in Southern California for a time.

After dominance by the #11 (or #13) floating Rapala as San Diego’s premier twitch and later jerkbait, the new-at-the-time Bomber Long A appeared sometime in the 1980’s with clear body and foil insert.

You had to have one–and most of us did. (more…)

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shades of red

SHADES OF RED in clear water work very well. Unscientific?

The Rolling Stones have been more candid about science and bass fishing, than any other monitoring agency in the nation.

While most of us still give credence to the “scientific method” we learned of in elementary school, yet today, much of the great laboratory of on-the-water experience of millions of actual fishermen is deemed unreliable.

The great lab-coated slur toward all bass anglers is that insights from our experience are “anecdotal.” By definition, that means: “(of an account) not necessarily true (more…)

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