Staring at me was an original 1976-era The Whole Flippin’ Story. I dropped everything else, sat back in my chair and read every word in it. The I compared it to the version printed in the American Bass Fisherman (ABF) magazine I had.
Next to that is a piece titled, “Bass in Your Own Backyard, 6 and 7 pounders in your local lakes? It’s no pipedream – and the Lindners are proving it!”
Today’s anglers are probably familiar with The Bass University classes organized and run by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek. What many may not realize is that this is a concept that is almost as old as the sport of bass fishing itself.
Cobb describes Dance as being, “one of those 10-percent guys.” In other words, one of the 10-percent of the angler population who catches 90-percent of the fish.
The book covers all the basics of what a pro such as Bill likes and recommends as well as how he fishes certain situations. For example, in the section on “Equipment,” Bill covers things such as rods (5-1/2- or 6-foot pistol grips
The Alabama Rig ® would bring to the forefront of bass fishing a ton of controversy both on the water and in the courts – some of which has been settled and a lot of which hasn’t.
“The correct procedure is to line up two objects in the same direction from the spot you’re at on the lake. Then line up two other objects either to the right or the left of you, but never behind you…Locate these objects on your map and draw two straight lines from them to your position until the lines CROSS each other. Where the lines cross indicates where you are on the lake.”
A new technique, coined “Controlled Structure Fishing,” has been introduced and it’s been met with mixed reviews. The technique’s given the duo of Dee Thomas and Frank Hauck a trip to the winners circle in five out of the last seven events
“I knew Gary [Klein] had a few so I went and asked him if I could borrow one of his. He said yes and that’s what helped me win. Gary really came to my rescue. I really doubt I could have won it if I had to fish that 6-foot rod.”
Originally posted 18 April, 2012 Bill Murphy needs no introduction when it comes to bass fishing. He is arguably one of the fathers of trophy bass hunting and his tenure on the water yielded an almost-uncountable number of fish over ten. To top this off, Murphy did a lot of […]