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Fellow Texas Bass Anglers:
Welcome to the Winter edition of Texas Bass Fishing Magazine. It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of 2009 and our first year of publication. 2009 has been a year of hard work, excitement and quite a learning experience for the staff at Texas Bass Fishing Magazine. We have had our ups and downs but our association with the sport of Bass Fishing and people who love to Bass Fish has been an immeasurable experience. We have met so many great people along the way, gotten lots of great advice and wonderful feedback on the magazine. One of the greatest benefits of producing Texas Bass Fishing Magazine is all the friendships we have made along the way that will last a lifetime. We look towards 2010 with great excitement. Here at Texas Bass Fishing Magazine we will strive to improve upon what we did in our first year. Hopefully we can bring you a quality magazine that focuses on Bass Fishing in the great state of Texas. Keep the comments and suggestions coming and we look forward to meeting even more anglers in the upcoming year. Thanks, Eddie Thomas

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Putting on a Clinic
The days after Thanksgiving have traditionally been an opportunity for some anglers to get out and enjoy the solitude. Many of the locals have either gone hunting or fighting the mall crowds with the wife. I went out to Joe Pool this year to test the new Lowrance Str ucture Scan and get in a few casts. First, let me tell you that the Structure Scan is a very neat product that will definitely help anglers figure out exactly what is beneath the surface. In two days I was able to find rock piles, brush piles, two sunken boats, and even a sunken truck! It is fascinating technology that will definitely improve angler success rate in finding underwater structure. After a few hours of testing the new sonar, I decided to fish one of the numerous boat slips on the lake. As I struck up a conversation with a man walking on the nearby dock, I suddenly hooked up with a four pound bass. The man took a few action photos while I fought and released the fish. On the very next cast a five pounder thumped my jig on the fall so I set the hook and reeled it in. Not only was I excited to catch two quality fish on Joe Pool, a paparazzi was there to take the photos! It couldn’t have been scripted any better in front of an audience. I can imagine Michael Iaconelli’s feeling as he caught his limit on the Alabama River in front of a crowd of fans on the dock. The man was certainly thinking I was some sort of pro, but I explained that this was pretty rare and doesn’t happen everyday. As I soon learned, he was originally from South Korea and taught physics at UTA. He knew very little about fishing so I invited him in the boat and showed him all the ropes. The professor’s encounter with me certainly sparked his interest in bass fishing, and as a result, we may have a new angler amongst our ranks soon.

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s we begin to understand the strategies, techniques, and formulas for success in Bass Fishing, one thing always seems to interfere with our success. Location; Where to start? Regardless if you’re just a novice or a seasoned competitive angler, understanding where and how to locate fish has just as much effect on your success as what lure you decide to throw that day. There are a couple of particular structure patterns that will typically produce anytime of the year regardless of weather, season, or lake condition.

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When approaching rocks around breakwater or riprap along a bridge or roadway, always consider what the bait fish are doing. Look for shad in an along the rocks, and match the size with your favorite crank, or blade size on your spinnerbaits. Instead of throwing to the rocks, try and position yourself parallel and work down from two feet off until you locate the spot the fish are holding or feeding at. Plastics are productive as well, and may produce betterquality of fish once you locate them with a crank or blade. One of my favorite baits for fall and winter riprap fishing is a black/blue finesse jig with a small black/blue craw trailer or beaver type. When the sun is up and bright, try a series of creature baits in watermelon red Texas rigged on ¼ ounce bullet weight. Docks are the other structure pattern that may help you put a few fish in the sack. Typically docks have long been stereotyped as a flipping or pitching pattern. Although this technique is very successful, don’t give up on your spinnerbaits under docks this time of year. When breaking down a dock, there are a few things I look for. 1. Water depth under and back of the dock, with deeper water behind me 2. Is it near a creek, 200 yds or less 3. On a point 4. Does it have lights
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Docks and Rocks are the old standby when it comes to consistency in locating the ever elusive Largemouth Bass. Every reservoir and lake has one or the other if not both, and at certain times can produce huge fish as well as quantity.

Rocks, commonly known as riprap on most fishing report sites, are used as feeding grounds due to the algae build up and seemingly dark places for a forage fish to hide. The long span of riprap along bridges and breakwaters also provide great living spaces for a Largemouth’s favorite food. The crawfish (crayfish) depending on what part of the country you’re from provide the high protein Largemouth Bass need to grow and help maintain their daily metabolic rate.

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Looking around the lake to find docks to fish can be confusing at best. One thing to understand about dock fishing, not all docks are productive! There maybe one or two productive docks in a set of ten, and the reason for that is usually one of the four points mentioned previously. Once you have eliminated non-producing docks, take a systematic approach to fishing them. Everyone has their own ideas on how to approach a dock and once you find a productive dock you’ll probably catch a few anyway. My approach is to get as much out of a productive area that I can , and to do so you will need to cover as much of the dock as possible. A dock gives the fish the advantage; it has four sides of any post to stage on. It has the full length of cover to suspend under, and if you have a good hook set on a decent fish it has the ability to wrap you up. With that being said, it’s a great pattern to fish. When fishing docks on bright sunny days, fish as far back as you possibly can in the center of the dock. Try and work the inside of the post from back to front. This is when you will cover as much shaded area as possible. Largemouth Bass under docks during this time of day have a tendency to suspend if the water depth is deep enough.

During high pressure days, bass will hold very tight to cover. This takes a little more patience covering each side of the post or the bottom of the bulkheads in the back. If, however you find that sweet spot – Hang On! When the bass seem to be active and you notice shad or baitfish in and around the dock, try a spinnerbait and see if you can get it to bump a post or two during the retrieve. This can trigger fish to feed that are waiting to feed on the school of baitfish. As always, be safe on the water, think conservation and introduce someone to fishing!!!

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e’s internationally known as the guru of topwater fishing, but when bass aren’t in the mood for a Pop R or Zara Spook, Zell Rowland doesn’t hesitate to tie on big plastic. As good as he is at sashaying surface baits, this veteran Texas pro loves over-sized plastic worms that he can cast, pitch, or flip. Not surprisingly, during more than a quartercentury of tournament competition, Rowland has analyzed worm fishing the same way he’s done with topwaters. He uses specific worms for different water and cover conditions, and he’s been known to glue two worms together to create the right size for the bass he was after. This, in fact, is how Rowland created YUM’s popular Zellmander Lizard. “Larger plastic worms are usually good choices when you’re looking for big fish,” acknowledges Rowland, “but I think they’re also effective whenever you need a slower, more natural presentation, especially in thick cover.” Yes, a big lure does increase your chances for a big bass, but big worms and lizards are good for just regular fishing too because you can fish them so many different ways.

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“Larger plastic worms are usually good choices when you’re looking for big fish”
Overall, big worms in the 10 to 12 inches sizes, and even larger, are becoming more popular as anglers
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realize how effective they really can be. A lot of manufacturers are producing them now.” Rowland divides big worms into four basic categories, each determined by the lure’s tail design. These include swimming tails, ribbon tails, straight tails, and paddle tails. The actual length of the worm you choose is not as critical, he believes, as using the proper tail design. For instance, he believes the very best time and place to use a swimming tail worm – a worm with a large curl in the tail – is when you’re fishing around the edges of bushes, docks, and weed lines. This is also a good choice for dingy or muddy conditions because of the amount of water it moves. “Like the name implies, this style of plastic worm is effective when you swim it with a very slow retrieve that keeps the tail moving,” Rowland explains. “I’ll peg a 1/8-ounce sinker ahead of it and swim it over or sometimes through the cover, but it’s not the right choice for penetrating thick cover because the tail can’t vibrate then, and that’s what makes this style of worm effective. You need to feel the tail vibrating as you reel. “Often, you won’t even feel the strike with this type of worm because a bass usually hits it while swimming toward you. You’ve got to watch your line carefully, because when a bass does suck it in, the line simply goes limp and the tail vibration stops suddenly.” When casting to submerged cover or when fishing in vegetation, the Texas pro suggests changing to a ribbon tail design, probably the most popular of all big worm designs. This is a worm with several smaller curls in the tail so it works well not only in stained or muddy water but also

around bushes because it penetrates more effectively than the swimming tail design. “I like to fish this type of worm with short hops along the bottom so I can still take advantage of the tail’s vibrations to attract bass,” says Rowland, a five-time winner in Bassmaster competition and veteran of 16 Bassmaster Classic appearances. “One of the most effective presentations for me over the years has been to hop this worm into brush, then raise my rod very slowly to pull the worm up out of the cover, then lower my rod so it swims right back down into it.”

“Overall, big worms in the 10 to 12 inches sizes, and even larger, are becoming more popular as anglers realize how effective they really can be.”
This particular worm, usually in 10 inch sizes and Texas rigged with a light slip sinker, is often the lure of choice for night fishing on many Texas lakes during the summer months. The worm’s action, whether the retrieve is short, deliberate hops or more subtle crawling near dropoffs and brush, creates enough vibrations to attract even the most reluctant bass. Depending on the water depth, actual size of the worm, and the size of potential bass, Rowland may rig this worm with 17 to 20-pound fluorocarbon line, a 5/0 hook and a 5/16-ounce pegged sinker. He pegs the sinker on every worm he fishes because he’s nearly always working them in and around cover and a sliding sinker just increases the chances for snagging. His two basic worm fishing rods are either a 7-foot medium/heavy stick with a fast tip for easier casting, or a 7’6” heavy action flipping stick. Rowland’s favorite worm presentation is flipping, just as yours probably would be if you’d caught 11 and 12-pounders on successive flips as he’s done. When he is flipping, he prefers a simple straight tail design because he’s not looking for action so much as he’s thinking penetration. This is a worm for thick vegetation like hydrilla and milfoil where the smooth tail design allows the worm to slip straight through the greenery. If you’re headed for the flooded mesquite and huisache at Amistad, Choke Canyon, or Falcon, this is also the worm to use. “Surprisingly, a big 10 or 12-inch straight tail worm isn’t that popular,” he laughs, “but if I’m fishing really thick cover, especially like the hydrilla on Rayburn or Toledo Bend, I don ‘t think there’s a better tail design. With a pegged sinker, it absolutely slides right through everything. Down in Florida on grass-filled lakes like Toho and Okeechobee, it would be difficult to find anyone not fishing a straight tail worm.”

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very often. If the worm does make it completely to the bottom, Rowland may raise it to the top of the vegetation canopy – there is actually fairly open water beneath most hydrilla and milfoil mats – and let the worm fall again. He may vary this by shaking the worm lightly while it’s on the bottom, too.

“I’d been a plastic worm fisherman all my life, but when the new tail designs came out, it opened up a brand new world of possibilities.”
“Day in and day out, I think the very best way to fish a big worm is very slowly,” he emphasizes, “because you don’t want to spook any fish away from it with a sudden jerk or hop. The bass know it’s there the second it comes through the cover, and a lot of the time I think it may actually cause the fish, especially big bass, to move away. By letting the worm sit motionless on the bottom for a few extra seconds, or by moving it really slow, you can tempt those bass to return for a closer look and maybe to eat it just because it’s easy to grab.” Rowland’s fourth worm choice is the paddle tail design, which he also uses when flipping cover, especially lily pads. Because these types of worms do have good vibration he wants to take advantage of – but not necessarily as much vibration as a ribbon or swimming tail – he uses them in more open cover when bass are really finicky.

Again, Rowland uses a slow presentation when using a straight tail. The worm falls slowly and attracts bass simply by its presence, since creatures that size don’t fall through thick grass

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Many bass fishermen who started worm fishing back in the 1960’s probably started with a paddle tail worm,” Rowland remembers. “The first swimming-type tails for plastic worms were developed in 1973 and ’74 by the Mister Twister Company right across the state line in Minden, Louisiana, and within a few weeks every soft plastics lure maker in the country had some variation of a swimming tail worm. “I’d been a plastic worm fisherman all my life, but when the new tail designs came out, it opened up a brand new world of possibilities. Suddenly, we could fish a big ribbon tail or swimming tail worm on the surface like a buzz bait, which we still do today over the top of grass. “The thing to always keep in mind with any of the tail designs in soft plastics today is taking advantage of whatever action the tail design offers, because some are definitely better suited for certain conditions than others.”
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NorTHeasT regioN FeB. 28 Mar. 21 aPr. 11 May 2 May 23 jUN. 13 NorTH regioN FeB. 21 Mar. 14 aPr. 18 May 16 jUN. 13 jUL. 18 Lake LeWisviLLe PaLesTiNe PossUM kiNgdoM Cedar Creek HUBBard Creek aMoN CarTer MeTroPLex regioN FeB. 20 Mar. 20 aPr. 17 May 22 jUN. 26 jUL. 17 graNBUry PaT CLeBUrNe BridgePorT WHiTNey Cedar Creek eagLe MoUNTaiN FeB. 6 Mar. 6 aPr. 3 May 15 jUN. 12 jUL. 17 CyPress sPriNgs Cedar Creek Lake LeWisviLLe BoB saNdLiN riCHLaNd-CHaMBers TaWakoNi jaN. 30 FeB. 27 Mar. 27 aPr. 24 May 19 jUN. 19 soUTHeasT regioN saM rayBUrN CoNroe Lake LiviNgsToN saM rayBUrN Lake LiviNgsToN saM rayBUrN FeB. 28 Mar. 14 Mar. 28 aPr. 25 jUN. 6 jUN. 27 CeNTraL regioN sTiLLHoUse Cedar Creek riCHLaNd CHaMBers Lake WaCo LiMesToNe BeLToN jaN. 17 FeB. 21 Mar. 14 aPr. 11 May 2 May 30 FeB. 28 Mar. 28 aPr. 18 May 16 jUN. 6 jUN. 27 ark-Tex regioN PaLesTiNe Lake TayLor BoB saNdLiN Lake o’ PiNes WrigHT PaTMaN CyPress-sPriNgs soUTH regioN CHoke CaNyoN CoLeTo Creek aMisTad CHoke CaNyoN aMisTad CHoke CaNyoN WesT regioN BroWNWood HUBBard Creek Brady BroWNWood o.H. ivie o.H. ivie

W W W. F i s H C a s T. C o M
2009 CasT CLassiC, RiChLANd ChAmbERs REsERvOiR - OCt. 25, 2009 NaMe 1 BUTCH & CiNdy sCHePPLer 2 Larry & sHaroN WiLBorN 3 LaNdoN & aNNe Ware regioN Ne s se FisH Big Bass WeigHT 8.24 39.48 10 10 10 10 10 6.54 38.13 33.48 31.57 31.23 Prize $21,956 $4,893 $4,079 $3,505 $2,887

4 doNNie & jUaNiTa roBiNsoN se N 5 david & TaMMy WaLLer

“door prize” - 2010 skeeter zx190 w/yamaha 175 hpdi

2010 C.a.s.T. CLassiC
*Based oN 200 eNTries

gaUraNTeed $10,000 - 1sT PLaCe*

2010 MeMBersHiP Fee - $50.00 Per CoUPLe 2010 regioNaL ToUrNaMeNT Fee - $100.00 Per CoUPLe

bASS AnGlER’S ClASSIFIEd dIRECToRy
lAKE lIVInGSTon, PAlESTInE & RIChlAnd ChAmbERS
Lakeside RV ResoRt & MaRina
Lake Livingston 15152 US Hwy 190 W Onalaska, TX 77360

bob SAndlIn
barefoot bay marina and Family Park
5244 FM 1520 • Pittsburg, TX 75686 • Phone: 903.856.3643

laKe livingSton
317 navaho trail onalaska, tx 77360 Office: 936.646.3525
www.thewaterfrontlodge.com

WATERFROnT LODGE Marina & RV

Lake Bob Sandlin

RV Reservations: 936.646.3824 Resturant: 936.646.4734 www.lakesideresort.net

FAlCon lAKE

Falcon Lake Tackle
2195 South Highway 83 • Box F-10 Zapata, TX 78076 • Phone: 956.765.4866 www.falconlaketackle.com • www.falconlake.com

Lake Palestine Resort Tyler, Texas

Robert’s Fish N’ Tackle
www.lakepalestineresort.com

8900 ruby Lane frankston, TX 75763 Phone: 903.876.2253

Tackle, Live Bait, Guide Service, Motor & Trailer Repair

2425 S. Hwy 83 • Zapata, TX 78076 Phone: 956.756.1442 • Falcon Lake

bASS AnGlER’S ClASSIFIEd dIRECToRy
lAKE ConRoE
April Plaza marina, Inc.
10 1/2 Miles West of Conroe on Hwy 105

ChoKE CAnyon
141 Jeff Street (Corner of Jeff Street & SH 72) Three Rivers, TX 78071 Phone: 361.786.3999 • Toll Free: 866.792.3999

STow-A-wAy mAriNA LAkE CoNroE 13988 CALvAry rd wiLLiS, 77318 936-856-4531
Marina - Live Bait & tackLe - FueL - Wet & Dry Boat Storage - rv Park; HoMe oF tHe SunDay Morning tournaMentS!

Choke Canyon Lodge

www.chokecanyonlodge.com Food - FiShinG SuPPLieS - RV PARk

LAkE CoNroE 17742 Hwy 105 W Montgomery, TX 77356 Phone: 936.588.1144 www.aprilplaza.com

www.cooson3@aol.com P.o. Box 846 Junction, TX 76849 Phone: 361.786.2685

SAm RAybURn
Sam RaybuRn maRina ReSoRt
Phone: 409.698.2696 www.samrayburnmarinaresort.com Cabins • RV Sites • Boat Sips • Fishing Dock • Motel

lAKE FoRK
The Minnow BuckeT Marina
Lodge-Motel-RV Park-Resturant

Lake Sam Rayburn, tX

www.minnowbucket marina.com Annual RV Sites • Bait & Tackle Groceries • Refueling Dock • Camping • Boat Ramps

Lake Fork Reservoir 3035 W. Hwy 154 Quitman, TX 75783

Lake Fork Marina & Motel
275 County Road 1558 Alba, TX 75410 Phone: 903.765.2764
www.lakeforkmarina.com

Hwy. 255 Piney Point Plaza Lake Sam Rayburn • 409.698.9495

Needmore
Tackle STore

PoWeLL Park Marina
On Lake Sam Rayburn 971 CR 459 Broaddus, TX 75929 Marina: 409.584.2624 www.powellpark.com
Shaded RV Sites - Cabins Boat Slips - Camping Restaurant - Store Jackson hill Park marina 1705 FM 2851 Broaddus, TX 75929 Phone: (936) 872-9266 w w w. j a ck s o nhi ll .us

fisherman’s Cove marina resort
2712 N. FM 17 • Alba, TX 75410 Phone: 903.765.2943 • Lake Fork

www.needmoretacklestore.com

www.fishermanscovelakefork.com Oakridge Resort and Marina “Eat, Sleep, Fish” Lake Fork
Wall to Wall Tackle Lake Fork 5190 FM 17 N Alba, TX
2919 W SH 154 Quitman, TX 75783 LAKEFORK, TEXAS 903-878-2529 www.oakridgemarina.com

Phone: 409.698.9430
The source for fishing tackle, supplies & info on Lake Sam Rayburn!

4239 Hwy 255 Sam Rayburn, TX 75951

Phone: 903.765.2100

Reel um N Guide Service
Owner: Lynn Atkinson 865 Norris St Zavalla, TX 75980

www.reelumn.com

Cell (979) 220-0251 Home (936) 897-3400

Guide Service

Reel um N

Located 1/2 Mile South of Hwy 515 on Hwy 17 5004 North FM 17 • Alba, Texas 75410 Phone: 903.765.2987 • Toll Free: 800.230.4367

Lake Fork Resort

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