Spinnerbaits

What makes one type of spinnerbait more effective than another?

The spinnerbait creates the look and feel of one or more fleeing baitfish, a real strike trigger for bass whether they’re in a feeding mode or not. The safety-pin style lure features one or more blades on the top arm and a baitfish-looking head and skirt on the lower part. It’s the blades that do the lion’s share of the work. The blades spin on the retrieve, sending out bright flashes of light, like those produced by a swimming baitfish, as well as vibrations that bass feel with their lateral lines.

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ABU Garcia Ambassadeur® 5000

1954 – Abu Garcia® unveils the Ambassadeur® 5000 at the New York World’s Fair

In 1921, by the river of Mörrum in Svängsta, Sweden, Carl August Borgström founded AB Urfabriken. The company manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers, and taxi meters. During WWII his son began to focus on fishing reels and introduced the ABU Record®.

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Lake Tanganyika

A landlocked sea formed about 9-12 million years ago in the western arm of the East African rift valley.

Lake Tanganyika is one of Africa’s Great Lakes. It has a few things going for it like being the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest lake by volume, and the second deepest. It is surpassed only by Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lake Tanganyika is the world’s longest freshwater lake and is shared by four countries.

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Minolta Weathermatic A

Housed in a miniature submarine

Back around 1980 I decided to get a 110 camera to carry fishing and hunting that I would not have to worry about. I chose the Minolta Weathermatic A watertight pocket camera. The bright yellow, easy to find, color and the large, glove friendly, controls were very helpful.

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Texas Rig

The weedless worm

My Dad learned to fish Texas rigged plastic worms fishing with his work buddies from Friendly Ford. He showed me what he had learned and soon I was hooked (get it). Simply slip on a lead , brass or Tungsten bullet weight and then tie your hook on using your favorite fishing knot.

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West Point Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Lake is on the Chattahoochee River just north of West Point, Georgia. It stretches 35 miles and at full pool is 25,900 acres. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, work started on the lake in December 1965 and the impoundment began in October 1974. With the exception of special situations, like a drought, the water is kept between 633 MSL (mean sea level – an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth’s bodies of water from which heights such as elevation may be measured) and 635 MSL. The county seat of Troup, Lagrange, Georgia, just off I-85,. where I-185 heads south to Columbus, is 60 miles southwest of Atlanta and the closest major city to the lake.

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Fishing Knots

My favorite knot is the improved clinch knot. I’ve been tying it for ages, I can barely remember that I used to tie the clinch knot and saw on TV the improved version. It was probably Bill Dance, Roland Martin or Orlando Wilson that I was watching.

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