Jackson: Warm thoughts on big-lure bass fishing

During dark and windy winter days, I can’t help thinking about bass fishing. It has come to my attention that location doesn’t matter when hunting for big largemouth and smallmouth bass. I’ve had fun in south Florida throwing muskie-sized baits into open pockets surrounding heavy cover located on the various canals snaking their way around Broward and Palm Beach counties.


The results were nothing less than spectacular, with a couple jumbo bass at a time trying to outswim each other so they could grab the big lure. To quote an experienced bass fisherman, there is no bad time to use a large swim bait — or is there? Big bass-catcher Bill Siemantel, a California lure maker and a regular at many of that state’s deep reservoirs, has turned a lot of heads with his creations and techniques.

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