Every bass might have a tale

EVERY CATCH is clean, right?

Of course, everyone is above reproach. Never in the history of angling–make that bass angling–has there ever been a sniff of impropriety. All anglers can be trusted. All significant catches are certified. Go-Pro makes it so. PhotoShop confirms it.

So what are the two biggest, most recent stories in circulation this fall?

Isn’t one the sentencing of team partners for their catch scam in Alabama (click here)? (more…)


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In deference to Adam West and company, this weekend’s Bass-A-Thon (BAT) will have its own all-star line-up. No Catwoman, Penguin or Joker, but you’ll find an amazing array of gear, glitter and guests.

Naturally, I look forward to seeing U.S. Open winner Cliff Pirch, a late, but great addition to the line-up of Main Stage speakers. (more…)


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San Vicente Dam

WHAT’S BEHIND the San Vicente Dam next year?

Excavators and crews were clearing the outlet channel here in Lake Elsinore last week. Fearing the potential of a wet winter, I presume they, like many homeowners, are thinking they better act now, rather than deal with the consequences potential run-off.

With regard to the outlet channel (that leads out through the wetlands, northward to the Santa Ana River), if heavy rain comes, debris could block the water’s egress and lead to flooding that could split the city in half, just as it did in the early 1980’s.

But is this a potential El Niño condition, (more…)


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EHRLER named #1...

EHRLER named #1…

For this, the 20th anniversary of the California Top 40 Bass Anglers List, the task was almost impossible determining the best bass anglers in the Golden State. Whether by peer references, point standings or merely the “Eye Test,” our Bass Angler Assessment Team (BAAT) tried to find some separation between so many fishermen with worthy, but hardly lights out performances.

Even on the biggest stages of national competition, the margins have never been closer. Yet, after much consideration, Brent Ehrler of Redlands has been named the Number One bass angler in the Golden State on the strength of his two circuit successes. (more…)


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