Bassmaster Magazine 500 Issues

The magazine was designed to offer bass anglers unprecedented access to new fishing tips and techniques, written by anglers themselves, without the hard sell from professional writers and editors pushing product.

I have been fishing all my life and fell in love with bass fishing at about ten years old. My Dad made a make-shift bass boat, I later bought a 16′ Alumnicraft bass boat and then a Procraft 1750 with a 150 HP motor. I even belonged to the Stone Mountain Bassmaster Club and won a tournament at Lake Oconee. I always read my Grandpa’s Field and Stream magazine and started subscribing to Bassmaster Magazine probably sometime in the 1980s.

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Chicken Livers

For eating and fishing.

Chicken liver is a popular food ingredient and a rich source of essential nutrients. It is commonly consumed all over the world, and it is considered a delicacy in many cultures. Chicken liver is a good source of protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and many other vitamins and minerals.

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Carolina Rig

The Carolina rig is used by casting then dragging the rig across your target area. You will drag by positioning your pole parallel to the surface of the water and use a sweeping motion to move the lure over the structure you are fishing. Don’t jerk the rig, just a nice smooth sweep will work.

The Carolina rig is a fishing rig similar to the Texas rig, but with the sinker weight fixed above the hook instead of sliding down to it. The Carolina rigs help you to cover a larger area in less time. It employs a heavy weight allowing you to make longer casts.

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Zoom Bait Company

8,000 gallons of plastic are used in about 10 days at Zoom.

I started out fishing with Mann’s 6″ Jelly Worms but found the Zoom 4 1/2″ Finesse Worms to be a lot more effective on the finicky Spotted bass[1] of Lake Sidney Lanier[2], in Georgia, near my home.

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Bass Fishing: When and How to Fish Lizards

Bass want to kill lizards

Lizards during the spawn are deadly. Bass hate these little creatures. It will be executed if a lizard even thinks about getting near a bed. The reason for the violence is pretty simple. Various lizards are well-known bass bed robbers. They will ransack the nest and kill hundreds, possibly thousands, of bass eggs before the guardian even has a chance to react.

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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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