Larry Whitely, Early Bass, Stubborn bird, Fishing 101, Twitching
FINDING AND CATCHING EARLY BASS
Article from March/April 2010 Issue
In early spring, catchable bass may be scattered most anywhere in a lake. The highest percentage of the most catchable bass though can be expected to be found along the northern shoreline where the sun beats the longest each day.
The percentage is even higher in isolated back waters along the northern shoreline where water warms faster yet. Remember, the warmer the water, the more active the fish.
Even in these areas the bass aren’t going to be active all the time.
If an early season lure like a ¼ ounce white single spin doesn’t produce, try panfish baits like small jigs and in-line spinners.
Larry Whiteley, Duck Calling, Cold Camping, Deer Facts - Big Sports
Ozarks Great Outdoors
Article from November/December 2009 Issue
It’s hard for most people to overcome the notion that camping is just a spring, summer or fall activity. Cold weather and snow can add a few challenges but when properly prepared, winter campers can stay warm and comfy.
Summer tents can be winterized by adding a nylon fly that fits over the roof and sides to help keep heat in and protect against rain and snow. You can even put a smaller tent inside a bigger one for double-walled protection.
Larry Whiteley, Hunting Tips, Hunting, Conquering Fear - Big Sports
Article from May/June Issue of Big Sports
Most people have a real fear of getting hung up but you have to get over that if you are going to improve your flipping and pitching skills and begin catching bass in heavy cover. You will nearly always find that the thickest spots are holding the biggest fish so this is the spot that your first flip or pitch should target.
Larry Whiteley, Hunting, Camping, Time to Camp - Big SportsArticle from March/April 2009 Issue of Big Sports
TIME TO GO CAMPING
If you’ve thought you would like to give camping a try but don’t know where to begin, relax! It’s not hard to learn how to camp. Begin by seeking the advice of experienced campers, join a camping club, get some books and videos on camping, and visit camping stores to get advice on equipment.
Larry Whiteley, Hunting, Fishing, Dressing for the Cold - Big Sports
Article from January/February 2009 Issue of Big Sports
Don’t be afraid to fish windy banks this spring. Many times, you’ll find that these areas hold the warmest available water on the lake you’re fishing. Baitfish will usually be found there, and bass are going to be there, too.