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 Apr 2, 2003; 12:36AM
 Category:  Fishing Tackle For Sale
 Name for Contacts:  John Vollmer
 Phone:  210-364-6946
 E-mail:  jvollmer@SATX.RR.COM
 City:  San Antonio
 State:  Texas
 Country:  USA
 Description:  NEW set of Custom Made 50-80lb class trolling Boat rods with 5 rollers and Pacific Bay internation Black/gold butts to match the international, tiagra, and Okuma gold reels. Solid indestructible E-glass blank. Rods come with both strait and bent butts, and protective carrrying cordura rod bags. The thread art is unmatched. Email for pictures. $500.00 plus shipping. or call 210-364-6943

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 Aug 5, 2003; 08:48PM - LOCAL HANGOUTS
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steve vonBrandt
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By Steve VonBrandt
All experienced anglers know that on specific bodies of water, there are always certain spots that produce the best bass year after year. When you have fished your best spot, and it is unproductive, do you move to another spot, or stay there hoping for the bass that you know are there to start hitting?

In my 35 years of experience, I have found that you should leave a reliable spot only after you have tried your best, with a variety of time proven baits. This has been proven to me over and over, on a variety of Lakes and Rivers in the country. More times than I can remember, we came right in behind another angler and caught bass right out of the area that they just worked with only one bait, and moved on.

The top places to catch bass on almost any lake in the country are Docks, Sloping Gravel/Sand Points, Shoreline Drop-offs, and Dense Cover near deep water.

The dense cover such as hyacinth, milfoil, Hydrilla, different varieties of pads, reeds and other grasses, are one of the best areas to big bass. The drop-offs with rocky, sandy, and/or gravel points running into deeper water, with some other structure mixed in at the ends of the points, seems best, and of course boat docks and piers. Never overlook the docks and piers. We have had many a slow day on the Sassafras and Nanticoke, only to switch lures and presentations, in the marinas and boat docks, and catch that one kicker fish or sometimes the biggest bass of the day.

If you check most any pro bass fisherman's outfits, you will usually see these 5 lures tied on, (provided you can get a look at them). They will be a buzzbait, a crankbait, a spinnerbait, a Carolina and/or Drop-Shot rig, and a Jig. There will be many other rods, and other lures ready to use but, these are the mainstay of baits for most any situation in the country. The following strategies should help you thoroughly cover the water from top to bottom.

DROP-OFF SHORES / GRAVEL POINTS: I always look at the way the land around the lake goes into the water. That land usually continues out into the water the same way. Move to within about 25-35 feet from shore, and cast directly to the area with a buzzbait, cutting the water like a piece of pie, over and over, at different speeds and angles. Next, cast the spinnerbait against the shore and work the area at different depths and speeds. Then do the same thing with the crankbait. I use a deep diver for this so it can get down quickly and bounce off rocks, sand, stumps, on the bottom, or mid-depth. I then cast the same area with a Carolina rig, with a French Fry worm, a cut-tail worm, or a Senko. I change boat positions often to work this and the other baits at many angles to the drop-off shore. I stair-step the jig down any rock ledges, and crawl/hop it down the edge of the point where it meets deeper water. I use a smaller Terminator jig for this. On the Gravel/Sandy points, I do the same thing as when I'm Drop-off shores. The color of the water should dictate what color baits to use. If the water is muddy, use louder baits, in black,black/red, Black/Brown combinations; if the water is clear, I pick more natural colors for the baits, and a less noisy model.

DENSE COVER: This is my favorite type of cover to work. First I cast a buzzbait wherever possible, working it in and out of cover at varies angles and retrieves. When the water is really calm, I throw a real small buzzbait that works very slowly on the surface. I have clear skirts, pearl skirts, and other subtle natural colors that I can easily switch. I then throw the spinnerbait, working it in and out of the pockets in the pads, making it turn quickly, then flutter down, and even bulge the surface. I work it a variety of ways until the bass dictate what they want to me. When in the River I make sure I bump into every limb of the tree with the bait at every angle before going to the next bait. If they don't hit a Fat bodied crankbait around the edges, or dead sticked in the open pockets, then I switch to a Tournament Frog, or Rat, and work this in a variety of conventional and unconventional ways. If this is a good area, and I don't get any hits with these baits, then I would throw the Carolina rig and the jig around the edges of the cover, and right into any pockets in the cover.

DOCKS: These areas always produced for us on sunny days, whether it was in the river or a lake, especially in the summer and early fall. You should approach the docks quietly, and start to work them from farther away with each lure type. Only when they don't hit these other baits first, should you then move in with the jig and Senko, and flip each piling on the dock, then skip the Senko under the dock as far as possible. There are many more tactics you could try if you aren't getting any takers from your best spots, but these are the basics that you should practice every time you go to get into the habit of doing these things. It will become second nature, and you will notice the results in your local or club tournament wins, or your recreational fishing alike.

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 Jun 23, 2003; 04:03PM - Stainless Steel Ballistic Prop
 Category:  [other]
 Price:  200.
 Name for Contacts:  Barbara
 Phone:  918-342-5158
 City:  Claremore
 State:  OK
 Country:  USA
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fishing reports
 Dec 23, 2002; 10:04AM - Fly Hooker Daily Fishing Reports
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
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Report Description: “FLY HOOKER FISH REPORT FOR 16 DECEMBER, 2002

Larry and Trey Quinn are out again today, this time by themselves. Still looking for a Marlin
for Trey’s birthday present! Juan and Manuel take the “Fly Hooker” out 12 miles towards the
San Jaime Banks. The water was a little choppy at first then laid down and finally they got into
some fish. Larry was the coach and cheerleader for Trey when he hooked up at 9:30 to a Sailfish
estimated at 100 pounds. Live bait that was slow trolled fooled the fish and it took Trey about
15-20 minutes on #40 test line to get the fish to the boat where it was photographed, tagged and
released. Finally a Billfish, even if it was not a Marlin! About an hour later he hooked into two
Dorado, one between 15 and 20 pounds and the other between 25 and 30 pounds. Again on #40
test line and live bait, he made pretty short work of the smaller fish and was a bit surprised how
well the larger fish fought. All in all a good day with a Billfish for Trey and fillets for dinner and
to take home! Thanks guys, and Trey, we hope you have a fine birthday!


Today was a last minute trip and we only had one client aboard the boat. Lou, from New
York, had decided to try to get something on the end of his line today. He has fished the
mainland of Mexico quite a few times and also offshore back home but this was his first time in
Cabo. Unfortunately the water had started to get rough as the wind picked up last night and it
was not a comfortable trip. Not only that but the fishing was not too good for him today either.
Juan and Manuel were able to find two Striped Marlin on the surface but were not able to get
either one of them interested in eating a live bait. They did have a strike on a lure that did not
hook up, and while nobody saw the fish, Manuel said that he thought it was a Marlin. Thanks for
trying Lou, and I hope you have better luck when you come back next year!


Returning client Gene McElvaney has booked the “Fly Hooker” for today and the 21st in the
hope of getting his wife Janet, daughter Amy and son Kyle hooked up to some fish. The water
was very rough on the Pacific side but that is where the fish have been so Juan and Manuel tried
to get out to the area. With the water that rough everyone ended up getting sick and Gene asked
to return to the Marina. On the way back, after making the turn, they hooked up to a couple of
Dorado and lost another one. They ended up with a few fillets to start filling the cooler with and
we all have our fingers crossed that the wind lies down in the next day or two!


During the trip on the 18th the rough water had lifted the hull of the boat out of the water
where the port engine saltwater pickup was at and caused a 30 second airlock. This was long
enough to damage the saltwater pump. It was still working but with severely reduced flow. The
lack of lubrication provided by the saltwater caused the impeller to stick to the large washer and
damaged the seal and the housing of the pump. Today the housing was replaced and the pump
rebuilt, installed and checked.


Unfortunately we had more problems this morning and had to get another boat for Gene,
Janet, Amy and Kyle McElvaney. Our fuel pump on the starboard engine took a dump on us and
we were not able to get it fixed until late in the afternoon. I know that Gene was hoping for
calmer water today and more fish. Unfortunately we missed meeting them when they returned but
I did not see any flags flying from the outriggers of the boat they went on. I tried calling them at
the hotel but as always here in Cabo, it was impossible to reach them through the front desk. I
can only hope that they had a good time and no one got sick today. Gene, we will be sending you
an e-mail to see how you did. Thanks for being understanding about the mechanical problems!

Felize Navidad from George, Mary, Juan and Manuel, the crew of the “Fly Hooker”


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