Texans are proud. They grow everything big in their big state — except Guadalupe bass. Though little is known about this agile, spirited fighter, Texans have every reason to be proud of their official state fish.
In October of 2011, pro angler Paul Elias blew away the competition at an FLW bass tournament. The bass fishing world went nuts because he took a radically different idea and approach to notch the victory. Additionally, many of the top 10 in the
tournament also were privy to this new technique. The dominating presentation was the Alabama-Rig, a miniature version of umbrella-rigs that many striper fishermen have been using for years. It’s a little over a year later now, so what have I learned about it?
While many sportsmen spend their days pursuing deer, ducks and other game during the winter, a few hardy souls chase monsters of a different sort on the coldest days of the year. In the winter, before females swollen with roe drop their precious cargo,
bass reach their maximum weights for the year. In fact, record book bass frequently hit the scales between November and March in many states!
While fishing, I observe lots of angler behavior, and I can definitely say many people tend to fish plastics too fast — especially for bass — whether it’s a tube-rigged wacky or Texas-rigged. We need to slow down and try new techniques for retrieving a lure. Here’s how to find more success with your plastics.
Dating to 1962, Lake
Eufaula garnered an early
reputation as the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World.” Officially dubbed Walter
F. George Reservoir, the impoundment covers 45,181 acres along the Chattahoochee River and spans part of the
Alabama-Georgia border. It still holds some lunker bass!
Kids love catching fish and how they enjoy the fight of a bass! No matter the size, if they catch one they want another! This
may create a problem for the parents, however, because trying to find a simple, effective technique to make this possible may be a tall order.
The unweighted soft-plastic creature slithered over the lily pads almost like a frog. As the bait slipped off the edge of a lily pad, it began sinking slowly, but barely cracked the surface when the water exploded at high noon! … Continued
Situated about 150 miles west of San Antonio and 425 miles east of El Paso, Lake Amistad spans the Mexico border about 12 miles northwest of Del Rio. The lake holds some lunker largemough bass and also produces good catches of striped bass and a few smallmouths. Learn more about the Blue Jewel of the Desert!