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Today’s Top 3
1. It was the only place I’ve ever seen a largemouth bass and a seal in the same waters, so it was pretty cool.
- Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh talking about the Cal Delta and his bassin’ habit on ESPN.com. Hmmmm, ESPN…sounds familiar. He also said:
I’m a competitor, so this offseason I got really into competitive fishing. I was able to fish in quite a few tournaments this offseason and had a little bit of success, but I’m still learning and trying to get in.
Anyone in TX beat him this year?
2. Don’t miss Z tomorrow…
…throwing out the first pitch at the White Sox game. He told Bassmaster.com: “I’m nervous, and that’s something I’m not used to!” Told me he’s going to throw the Ztrain split-fingered fasty…just kiddin’.
IMO this is a bigger deal for bassin’ than just about everyone realizes. Go Z!
…including an Ugly Stik. All companies – All-Star, Shakespeare and Falcon – offer replacements, except Cabela’s. Props to the first 3. As to the last…buyer beware?
Tip of the Day
I’ve seen this before, never tried this hard to match the hatch:
> First, you’ll need the right bait. I generally throw a weightless Havoc plastic. On Sunday, we used Subwoofers because they had a blueish cast to them, just like the dragonflies we saw. Pick your bait by color. That’s the most important thing.
> The next thing that’s critical is size. Trim your baits so that they match the size of the local dragonflies and so that they look like a dragonfly body. Add a No. 4 hook and you’re ready to rig.
> It’s essential that you make long casts. This is a light-weight bait — I’m guessing one will weigh no more than 1/16 of an ounce — so you’ll need to start with a long spinning rod that has some tip to it.
> We fished pads last Sunday and caught several good fish under really tough conditions — low, shallow water that was really hot.
> I have won a ton of money doing it in smaller local events. In fact, it was one of my bread and butter techniques back when I was just getting started.
Or you could maybe just fish the River2Sea dragonfly:
Quote of the Day
This year everything is in its place. I’ve grown a lot in my faith. It’s hard to explain. Before I used to wonder if I could even make it out here. I don’t worry any more. If I do good, I do good. If I do bad, I do bad. I just take it day by day.
Shot of the Day
When largie arguments go bad….