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Fisheries Management: Effects of low-water periods in reservoirs
Arriving at your favorite bass lake only to find the water level well below normal is a nightmare every bass angler will have to face sometime in life. Understanding what happens during a low-water period can transform these seemingly disastrous conditions into some fine fishing.

Low-water conditions can occur anywhere in the country, but Southern and Western lakes are most likely to experience low-water conditions, and certainly for the longest durations. Drought conditions have caused low-water conditions in some Texas reservoirs for nearly four years. However, low-water conditions in most lakes are usually present for a much shorter duration.
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Spinner Bait Primer
by Jay Lundgreen

The spinner bait is one of the older lures in our modern day tackle boxes. This whole idea began with inline spinner baits. Inline spinner baits are making a resurgence now, as we anglers search for something different that the bass are not accustomed to seeing zip by. All of us are familiar with inline spinner baits and for those of us who live up north they never left the tackle boxes.

The spinner bait overall mimics baitfish or in the case of multi blade spinner baits, it resembles a school of bait fish. The spinner bait is really more complicated than just a piece of wire fastened to a hook with a skirt and a blade. There are subtleties which make each one different and therefore effective in different situations.

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Managing Pressure
“What I really need, Doc, is more personal discipline.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that assertion during my professional career, I could buy a small pond, like Beaver Lake in Arkansas, and retire!

In our competitive fishing, as well as in our personal lives, we all generate more ideas, opportunities and plans than we can reasonably handle. Good intentions fall by the wayside and become part of that famous paving. Deadlines are set and ignored, plans are made and abandoned, and we become disgusted about lacking mental discipline. Some give up, believing self-discipline is impossible to acquire. Others paraphrase the opening quote while seeking professional guidance. Let me suggest a better way.
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Tips/Articles
Use a face shield such as the Fish Hedz by Save Phace. this will keep you from having bugs hit you in the face while driving your boat and it also works well in the rain. they are comfortable, lightweight and don't fog up. For more info go to www.fishhedz.net.
 
It is important to use a limber rod when fishing with crankbaits, jerkbaits, topwater lures and any other kind of treble hook bait. The longer limber rod gives you more room for error and lets the fish eat the bait much longer. If the fish makes a sudden surge or turns another way the rod will give and the hooks will not tear out nearly as easily. Also, make sure to set your drag more loose than with single hook baits unless you are fishing around heavy cover and then you have no choice.
 
During the spawn make sure to position your boat where you are not blocking deep water passage. If you block this natural passage way, it can often spook bedding fish into not biting.
 

Verse of The Day

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” (1 John 2:1)

Save Phace

Use a face shield such as the Fish Hedz by Save Phace. This will keep you from having bugs hit you in the face while driving your boat and it also works well in the rain. They are comfortable, lightweight and don't fog up. For more info go to www.fishhedz.net.