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January 2018


Catching bass can be tough during the cold of winter.
But get over a school of fish with your favorite slab of metal
and you just might be surprised at how well you do.

A Mega-Spoon Fishing Primer

Catching bass with spoons is best once you've located active bass that are feeding on schooled-up baitfish. Find isolated structure, whether a rockpile, a hump or a narrow creek channel at the same general depth as the bait, and you're in business.
By matching the size and color of your spoon to the baitfish that bass are chasing you'll catch plenty of fish, but if you want to coax the largest of the bunch into eating your offering, you'll have to think big.
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Fishing Fact

With winter storms comes muddy waters. Most fishes, in order to survive these less than ideal conditions, have evolved lateral lines. Lateral lines run along each side of a fish's body and are composed of serious of sensory organs so delicate that they are able to perceive changes in water pressure, which in-turn allows them to detect the movements of prey. Angler can capitalize on their queries' lateral line system under dirty water conditions by using baits that move lots of water.

Photo Tip

Clean your lens often. Even the smallest of dust particles on the glass of your camera's lens adds noticeable spots on your photos (especially in solid color areas like a deep blue sky). And fingerprints or smudges can blur portions of images. DSLR owners are more likely to wipe-down their glass on a regular basis (typically every time they use their camera), while those using point-and-shoot models (including iPhone cameras) tend to omit the cleaning process. Everyone, however, should routinely clean their lenses. Regardless of the camera you use, the cost of a soft, static-free cloth and a small bottle of lens cleaning solution is a small price to pay for spotless, sharp images.

Featured Print

The Cherry Lake in Winter print reminds us of the cold conditions that this time of year brings. The photograph features a desolate Sierra Nevada reservoir that is commonly dotted by anglers chasing trout and Kokanee during spring, summer and fall. The print is available on E-Surface or Metallic paper in four sizes. Several mounting and framing options are also offered.

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