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Bass offseason = stripers

December is sort of like vacation time for me, because it’s the offseason for bass tournaments; I’m not traveling, and I don’t have to do boat and fishing shows until January.

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December 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Me, fish a shaky head?

Some of you who really know how I like to fish or who have read my column for a long time are going to stunned to find out this one is about fishing shaky heads. I know; it’s not the kind of power fishing that I’m known for, but sometimes, you do what you have to do to catch bass, and in November, those big green fish can be tough.

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November 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Jerk a knot in him Ė follow this expert's tips on jerkbait fishing in the fall

When you talk to bass fishermen about fishing a jerkbait, they talk about the early spring, prespawn period when the water is cold. But not very many of those same fishermen will even think about fishing a jerkbait in the fall, and that’s their loss.

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October 27, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Compact jig is great for mopping up South Carolina's fall bass

With so much fishing pressure on our lakes these days, lots of bass fishermen regularly downsize their baits; it’s become an accepted way to catch finicky fish. The same goes with clear-water situations. Clear water and small baits just go together.

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October 04, 2015 at 6:45 am
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Itís football (jig) season!

To a lot of people across the Southeast, the arrival of September means high school and college football, and you can count me in that number. I am a football fanatic. As it turns out, I’m a fan of footballs that never see the gridiron; in the fall, I love to fish football-style jigs for bass.†

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September 28, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Donít be caught sleeping

There’s a lot about dawn to like. It’s a quiet time of day, there are not too many things moving around, the world is just waking up.

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August 27, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Time to crank one up

I have written a lot in the past about fishing crankbaits, but mostly at other times of year, in early prespawn or during the fall when bass are in particularly good patterns to catch them with diving plugs.

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July 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Take a bream bass fishing

Almost every fisherman got his start on the banks of a pond somewhere, dangling a worm or a cricket under a cork, catching bream or shellcrackers. I love to catch bluegills; I’ve fished for them my whole life, and I’ve caught a lot of them to eat. I took my boys bream fishing a lot when they were young, and even though they’re grown, I still love to go out to my pond and catch them.†

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June 25, 2015 at 9:00 am
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