Fishing for bass on Urbana Lake

“I got another one,” Walker Zimmerman yelled from his end of the lake. I was too busy fighting a largemouth bass of my own to do more than just nod to him. When I had handed Zimmie one of the black eel lures and suggested that he use it, he nearly laughed in scorn. The black eel is certainly not the most attractive lure.

A strip of fat back, dyed black, with the pork hide left on, and roughly the shape of a pencil, this nine-inch bait that must always be kept moist to prevent it from hardening, is the finest largemouth bass lure I’ve ever used. Rigged with one hook in the front and another allowed to dangle loosely through the mid section, it is a No. 1 bass taker.

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