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Tag: Lunker Bill Murphy

The Swimbait – The Birth of a New Era

In the article “Lunker” Bill was again interviewed but what was most intriguing about this piece was the picture of the “modified” Rapala being used at the time. It was a Frankenstein-type bait, half Rapala half soft ocean swimbait with an ocean-going double IP hook normally used with tuna feathers.

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A Look in the Western Rearview Mirror

Still, even equipped with small aluminum boats and minimal electronics, the anglers fiercely competed and many a fish were brought to the scales. This picture article looks back on those days and the boats the early California anglers used to compete in bass tournaments.

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