Posts Tagged 'bass fishing'

13-year-old fisherman enjoys ‘smallmouth surprise’

PROLOGUE: An anonymous Augusta area fisherman years ago decided the upper Savannah River shoals above Augusta would be just the place for smallmouth bass. He caught several of both sexes in a north Georgia lake, transported them alive and released them in that section of the river. A couple of years later, anglers fishing for other species began catching smallmouths, much to their delight. They thought the shoals area was the only section of the […]

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Freshwater fishing: Cooler temperatures are making the bass hungry around Polk County

Around Lakeland, at Tenoroc, bass fishing was best on lakes Fishhook, Hydrilla, 5, B, Legs, Shop and Tern. Lakes Pine and C also had high catch rates. This past week, 32 large bass over 19 inches were reported and the largest was just shy of 25 inches. Speck fishing was best at lakes Horseshoe, Hydrilla and Picnic. The best lakes for panfish were Cemetery, Derby, Coronet, Horseshoe, Picnic, Shop, F and 5. Catfish were best […]

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Bass fishing during the fall transition

With the fall season in full effect, any anglers looking to target largemouth bass will begin to notice fish habits changing as the temperature drops and will need to adjust their fishing styles accordingly. There are a variety of tactics for effectively catching bass this time of year. Under the right conditions, fall fishing can yield some of the best results all year. Austin Redding, a senior majoring in business and marketing, has been fishing […]

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Joe’s Fishing Hole: Best time for bass fishing

Autumn is here and it appears that things have finally started to cool down. Great news for trout anglers, and believe it or not, bass anglers. While bass do like warmer water, several state record bass have been caught in October and November! This time of year, large bass aggressively feed preparing for the very cold water of winter. Bass are more territorial than trout, often living in the same part of the lake year-round, […]

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College bass fishing team ‘hooks’ new members

Students from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College compete in intercollegiate sports across the Southeastern portion of the United States. But ABAC athletes also compete on the lakes and ponds of the U.S. in another sport … bass fishing. Yes, ABAC has an official bass fishing team as one of more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus. The ABAC bass fishing team consists of nearly 30 members who meet every second Wednesday of the month. For […]

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Topwater Bass fishing is hot during summer

The temperature was pushing 80 degrees. Not bad for a July afternoon, but this was at 6 a.m. It was going to be a hot one, and I wanted to get my time in on the water before the direct sun drove the bass to the deepest, darkest holes on the creek. I was fishing a Jitter-bug. Chugging it along a rock bluff a half-hour before the first rays of sunshine topped the eastern tree […]

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