Week of 12/22/99 #113
Week of 12/29/99 #114
Winner - James Loser
I would move my boat into the 8 to 10 foot range. Making long casts towards the shoreline I'd work a buzz bait. A buzz bait in the rain gives a great target the steady retrieve is what they need in order to clue in on the bait. Then I will work large flats that have weeds and brush because these are places that bass love to spawn on. I would also have a 7.5 Culprit worm Texas rigged with no weight so when I missed one on a buzz bait I'd pitch it in the same area that I missed the fish always smart to do.
Week of 1/5/00 #115
You approach a secondary point which you are familiar with. You know that the point extends about 100 feet under water to about 12 feet of lake bottom. One side of the point stair steps down gradually. The other drops abruptly on a 45 deg. angle. It is pre spawn. Water temperature is 60 deg. F. It is late morning and the day is partly cloudy with brief periods of strong sun. What is your approach to fishing this point?
Winner - Donn Norton
I would start out with a jig and pig at the side of the 45 degree angle and as the water warmed I'd move to the other side of the point and throw a Lucky Craft Pointer 78.
Week of 1/12/00 #116
It is early springtime. Water temps are in the 50s.
You are fishing some rip rap on a bright sunny day. Because of
the strong sun the water along this northern rocky stretch has
warmed considerably during the morning into mid afternoon. You
have been catching some largemouth along this rip rap with a
brown tube bait. You have a 1/4 oz sinker pegged and you are
working it along the bottom. Bouncing it along the small rocks.
As the day progresses the sun yields to clouds. Before long the
bite stops. What happened? What do you do now? How do you get
that line stretching again?
Winner - Craig Higgs
I would tie on a small mid running crank bait in a crawfish color. Fish it very tight to the bank and work it slowly over the rip rap. The key is getting the bait close to the shoreline and making sure it hits off of the bottom. I would also try this techniques parallel to the shore. This way I could keep the bait in the strike zone which I believe is tight to the shoreline.