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Today’s Top 3
Vedy intelestink. More about it tomorrow….
1. Sabine River
> First time an Elite-level event held there.
2. Falcon Lake
3. Bull Shoals
4. West Point
5. Alabama River
6. Upper Mississippi River
La Crosse, WI
7. St. Lawrence River
8. Lake St. Clair
2. I ain’t sayin’.
- Dean Rojas, a perennial Oneida favorite, when asked what baits he’ll make sure to have at Oneida. KVD and Big Show did answer the question:
> KVD: Frog, Sexy Dawg topwater, and a Strike King Rodent for pitching.
> Scroggins: Pad Crasher frog, 1-ounce jig, and 3/8 ounce Texas-rigged Wooly Bug.
Interesting that both those guys reeled off largie baits. It’s a given that Dean will go for largies…with frogs (plural).
Even Road Runner’s in on the action. Behold the “Reality Shad Buffet Rig:”
Make Sure You Read This
don barone is the master of long-form web writing, and if you’re a B.A.S.S. member this one will fo sho speak to you.
Tip of the Day
> Regardless of whether you’re fishing a southern impoundment or the Great Lakes, finding the bait is critical under these conditions.
> I’ve spent most of the summer just driving around areas watching my Humminbird Side Imaging and sonar looking for bait. Under normal conditions, I would be looking for bass on structure, but now I look for the bait to determine what areas they are using on a given day.
> Once I find quantities of bait, I start checking out the nearby structure. But if there’s no bait, I don’t waste time fishing that area.
> These conditions have made the HydroWave even more valuable. I can program authentic sounds of baitfish and/or bass feeding on baitfish to activate the baitfish school and trigger bass into biting. That’s invaluable when the bass are in a lethargic mood.
Quote of the Day
It’s really difficult to discipline yourself to pull off the smallies and go target largemouth, but that’s what I’ll probably have to do.
- KVD talking about Oneida. “Probably?!”
Shot of the Day
Which one would you rather catch? I’m going brown!