BASS Fishing Small Lakes – Leech Lake Minnesota Area- Jason Mitchell Outdoors

>> YEAH, WE’RE BACKIN THE STICKS HERE. THE ROADS JUST KEEP GETTINGNARROWER AND NARROWER. BUT WE’RE NOT THAT FARFROM WALKER, MINNESOTA. GET UP IN THIS AREA,OBVIOUSLY,AND ALL ANYBODY EVER TALKS ABOUTIS LEECH LAKE. BUT YOU KNOW,OFF THE BEATEN PATHHERE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA,THERE’S SOME TREMENDOUSFISHING ON SOMEOF THESE SMALL LAKES,PARTICULARLY FOR PANFISHAND BASS. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOWTHERE’S A 25 MILE AN HOUR WIND. BEAUTY ABOUT THIS AREA ISYOU CAN TUCK BACKIN THESE LITTLE LAKESBACK IN THE WOODS HEREAND A LOT OF TIMES HAVE THEMALL TO YOURSELF. >> WE’RE BACK IN NORTHERNMINNESOTA BY WALKERAND YOU KNOW,YOU LOOK AT LEECH LAKE,LEECH LAKE GETS A LOTOF NOTORIETY. IT’S BEEN ONE OF THE BESTWALLEYE FISHERIESIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. YOU KNOW,WALLEYES ATTRACTA LOT OF ATTENTION. MINNESOTANS LOVE THEIR WALLEYES. BUT YOU KNOW,IN THIS AREA THE BASS OFTENGET OVERLOOKED AND LEECH LAKEIS ONE OF THE BESTLARGEMOUTH BASS LAKES AROUND. BUT BESIDES LEECH LAKE,THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENTSMALL LAKES AROUND HERE TOOTHAT OFFER SOME TREMENDOUSBASS FISHING. >> THERE YOU GO. BOY, HE’S DOING IT. WONDERFUL. >> THAT IS COOL, HUH?>> IT’S A NICE FISH, JASE. FOR A LEFT HANDER. >>OHH YEAH NICE BASS. >> NICE. >> OH YEAH, LOOK AT THAT. >> ALL RIGHT. HE SUCKED IT IN. >> BOY, LOOK AT THAT. YOU CAN’T EVEN SEE THE FURY POP. >> YEAH. >> JUST SMOKED IT. THAT IS COOL,TOPWATER BASS. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’SANYTHING MORE EXCITINGTHAN THAT RIGHT THERE. LOOK AT THAT. THAT’S JUST A GORGEOUS FISH. LOOK AT HOW MUCH THAT BAITIS BURIED. THAT IS JUST SO COOL. I WILL NEVER GET TIRED OFCATCHING A FISH ON A POPPER. THAT’S JUST GOOD STUFF. >> LOVE THE SMELL OF BASSON THE HANDS IN THE MORNING. >> YEP. >> PRETTY EXCITING. BOY,THEY ARE PRETTY FISH. >> SHE DEFINITELY ATE IT. JUST A LITTLE PIECE OF SKIN. NICE. >> YOU KNOW,I LOVE CATCHING BASSON TOPWATERS. AND YOU KNOW,TYPICALLY RIGHT AWAYIN THE MORNING,YOU KNOW,AND THAT SUN’S STARTINGTO RISE,THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF FOGON THE WATER,THAT’S ONE OF MYFAVORITE TIMES OF THE DAY,ONE OF MY FAVORITE TIMESTO BE FISHING AND I CAN’THELP MYSELF. YOU KNOW, I WANT TO THROWA TOPWATER DURING THAT TIME. AND THAT WINDOWMIGHT NOT BE VERY LONG,YOU KNOW,MAYBE HALF AN HOUR,45 MINUTE WINDOW OF TOPSAND THEN THAT SUN GETS A LITTLEBIT HIGHER AND THOSE FISHPULL DOWN IN THOSE WEEDSA LITTLE MOREWHERE THEY MIGHT NOT BEACCESSIBLE FOR TOPWATERS. SO A LOT OF TIMES OURPRESENTATION’S CHANGINGTHROUGHOUT THE DAY WHERE WE’LLSTART OUT THROWING TOPWATERSAND THEN AS THE DAY PROGRESSES,MIGHT HAVE TO SWITCH TO SOFTPLASTICS AND START SWITCHINGTO WEEDLESS PRESENTATIONSWHERE WE CAN FISH MOREIN THE WEEDS. BUT THAT PRESENTATION CAN BEA MOVING TARGET. >> GET BACK IN HERE. >> GOOD FISH?>> IT FEELS LIKE IT. >> GONNA JUMP. WHOA! DOGGIN’ YA. >> YEAH. >> GONNA PULL US OUT HERE. THAT’S WIND’S KIND OFBLOWING US UP ON THE BANK HERE. WANT ME TO REACH DOWNAND GRAB HIM FOR YOU?>> YEAH,YOU’RE GONNA PLAY THE GAMEFOR ME. >> THERE!BOY, THESE FISH JUST HAVE NICE,DARK, BEAUTIFUL,BEAUTIFUL COLOR, DON’T THEY?>> BLACK, YEAH. >> DARK FISH. >> DARK. WHAT I’M FISHING WITH HERE,AS YOU CAN SEE,IS A KALIN WAC-O-WORM ANDIT’S GOT A PERFECT WEIGHT TO IT. IT’S BALANCED WITH A NICE,WITH AN O-RING,WHICH IS SLID ACROSS THE TOP. AND THEN WE’RE USINGA GAMAKATSU CIRCLE HOOK ON HEREWITH FLUOROCARBON LEADER15 POUND ATTACHED TO IT. AND IT REALLY GIVES IT A NICE,NICE FLUTTER AND THE FISHCAN’T RESIST IT. AND THE TECHNIQUETHAT I’M USING IS BASICALLY JUSTLETTING IT GO DOWN SLOW FIRST,AND THEN GIVING IT A COUPLELITTLE FLICKS AND THEN PAUSE. THEY CAN’T HANDLE THATAFTER THAT PAUSE. SEEMS LIKE THAT’S WHENTHEY’RE WHACKING IT. AND THEY’RE TAKING IT IN, BOY. THERE’S NO PROBLEM WITH THATAND YOU’LL FEEL IT. >> YOU KNOW, I’VE LONG LOVEDFISHING LEECH LAKE. IT’S A PLACE I’VE BROUGHTMY FAMILY TO. YOU KNOW, YOU’VE GOTTHE MAINSTREAM WALKERAND THERE’S JUST A LOTOF NICE FAMILY RESORTS. OBVIOUSLY,LEECH LAKE IS A RENOWNED FISHERYAND A LOT OF TIMESWHEN I THINK OF LEECH LAKE,I’M THINKING OF THE WALLEYEFISHING AND WE’VE FILMED A LOTOF WALLEYE SHOWS ON LEECH LAKEOVER THE PAST. THERE’S PHENOMENALMUSKIE FISHING,THERE’S PANFISH. WHAT OFTEN GOES UNSAID,PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST KEPTSECRETS IN THE ENTIRE AREA ISNOT JUST LEECH LAKE PROPER,BUT ALL THE SMALL LAKESALL AROUND LEECH LAKETHAT ARE WITHIN, SAY,HALF HOUR DRIVE THAT ARE JUSTLOADED WITH REALLY QUALITYFISHING OPPORTUNITIES,ESPECIALLY FOR PANFISHAND BASS. >> NICE. >> WHAT IS IT?OH, THERE’S ONE. >> THAT’S A GOOD FISH. >> THAT’S A BIG FISH, BIG FISH. GET READY, COMING UP. THERE YOU GO. THAT’S THE ONE WE’RELOOKING FOR. >> BOY, THAT’S A GOOD,HEAVY BASS RIGHT THERE. >> THAT’S A HEAVY BASS. THERE. >> OH YEAH,THAT’S A DANDY THERE. LOOK AT THAT!LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS A DANDY THERE, AL. >> THAT IS A PIG. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORRIGHT THERE. >> GREAT FISH,LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS JUST A GORGEOUS BASS. FOR MINNESOTA,THAT IS JUST HUGE. >> MAN,THAT WAS A GOOD FIGHT. >> OH, MAN. BOY, WHEN YOU CAN FITA SOFTBALL IN THEIR MOUTH,THAT’S JUST A HUGE FISH. >> HEALTHY FISH TOO. NOT BEAT UP AT ALL. JUST PRETTY. >> THEY ARE PRETTY. GET THAT FISH IN THE WATER. GREAT WORK, AL. >> WE’LL TAKE IT. >> COOL, AL. >> THAT WAS ALL RIGHT. >> THAT WAS COOL. >> THAT’S WHAT I LIKE IS WHENTHEY PULL THAT DRAG LIKE THAT. >> YEAH. >> KIND OF TELLS YOUIT’S A LITTLE BIT BIGGER. >> YEAH,WHEN YOU CAN’T MOVE IT. >> YEP, WELL, THE NICE THINGABOUT UP HERE,THERE’S SO MANY LAKES. AND OTHER THAN LEECH LAKE,WE’VE GOT THESE LITTLE LAKESTHAT DON’T GET TOUCHEDAND THESE BASS IN HERE HAVE GOTALL THE FOOD. THEY’RE FULL OF BLUEGILLS,CRAPPIES, YOU KNOW,AND LOTS OF DIFFERENT KINDSOF MINNOWS. SO YOU’LL FIND QUALITY BASSJUST LIKE YOU SAW RIGHT HERE. A LOT OF THE LAKES UP HERERIGHT NOW ARE CATCH AND RELEASE,MORE AND MORE ALL THE TIME. AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING NOW,JUST LIKE ALL OVER IS THATGREAT BIG NUMBERS OF SMALLMOUTHARE STARTING TO COME OUT TOO. THIS ONE DOESN’T HAVEANY SMALLMOUTH IN IT,BUT SOME OF THEM DO. AND LEECH LAKE IS GOINGTO TURN OUT,I THINK,TO BE JUST LIKE A MILLE LACSIN THE YEARS TO COME BECAUSEIT’S, THE NUMBERS ARE REALLY,REALLY BUILDING UP QUICK. THE REASON I LIKE THE BASS ISTHE FIGHT. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THAT. WHEN I THINK OF THE SMALLMOUTH,PARTICULARLY,THEY’RE REALLY FIESTY. BUT THE LARGEMOUTH,WHEN YOU GET INTO QUALITY FISH,ABOUT A POUND,TWO POUND FISH,YOU GOT REALLY A GOOD BATTLEAND THAT’S WHAT I LIKE. IT’S NOT SOMETHING WHEREYOU JUST REEL IN AND PUT ITIN THE BOAT. >> OH, THERE HE IS,THERE HE IS. WOW, THAT FISH JUST DRILLED IT. >> ALL RIGHT. OH YEAH. THAT’S A CHUNK. >> THAT IS A CHUNK OF A BASSRIGHT THERE. >> LOOK AT THAT. THAT IS JUST A GREAT FISHRIGHT THERE. I’M JUST USING,THAT’S JUST A KALIN’SWAC-O-WORM JIG HOOK. JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT OFWEIGHT ON THERE,SO I’M JUST GOING TO FISHA LITTLE BIT DEEPER. AL’S THROWING UP ALONGTHE SHALLOW BREAK,I’M GOING TO FISH THE DEEPBREAK HERE TILL WE SEE IFWE CAN PUT A PATTERN TOGETHER. BUT THAT IS JUST A TANKOF A BASS RIGHT THERE. >> NICE FISH. >> YEAH,JUST GET HER IN THE WATER HERE. THANK YOU, THAT WAS FUN. THAT WAS FUN. YOU KNOW, I STARTED OUTWITH A BABY BASS COLOR,WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITEKALIN’S COLORS AND IT SEEMSTO WORK EVERYWHERE. BUT CAUGHT A COUPLE FISHON THAT BLACK AND BLUE,SO I SWITCHED UP TO A BLACKAND BLUE AND JUST GOT HIT TOO. AND SO HALF THE PATTERN EACH DAYIS FIGURING OUT THE DEPTH,YOU KNOW, THE TYPES OF SPOTSTHESE FISH ARE INAND THEN THE DETAILSAND THE COLORS AND PRESENTATION. BUT I THINK WE’RE STARTINGTO DIAL IT IN, AL. >> YEAH,PATTERN’S GOING GOOD. BESIDES THAT, THE QUALITY ISPRETTY DECENT RIGHT NOW. STARTED OUT THERE A LITTLE SLOWTO START WITH, BUT THOSE WORMSARE WORKING REALLY, REALLY GOOD. >> YEAH, I JUST LOVE EXPLORINGTHESE LITTLE LAKES HERE. YOU KNOW, SOME OF THESE LAKESARE PRETTY UNDEVELOPED. THIS HERE LAKE IS SURROUNDEDBY A LOT OF STATE FOREST LAND,AND SO YOU HAVE TO GET DOWNSOME PRETTY NARROW ROADSSOMETIMES AND THE BOAT RAMPSMIGHT NOT BE MUCH. IT’S REALLY PERFECTFOR SMALL BOATS. BUT BOY,TALK ABOUT SOME TREMENDOUS,TREMENDOUS FISHING IN THIS AREA. YOU KNOW, THE BEAUTY OF IT ISTHESE LAKES DON’TGET FISHED MUCH,AND SO EVERYTHING THAT LOOKSFISHY USUALLY HAS FISH. IT’S JUST CLASSIC BASS FISHING,YOU GOT LILY PADS,YOU GOT WILD RICE, ALL KINDSOF VEGETATION AND FISH. THERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE BITOF FLOODED TIMBER IN SOMEOF THESE LAKES,A LITTLE BIT OF TREESLAYING DOWN IN THE WATERAND SOME STUMPS TO FISH. BUT IT’S JUST CLASSICBASS FISHING. YOU CAN USE CAROLINA RIGS,USE TEXAS RIGS,WEEDLESS SPOONS,SPINNERBAITS, FROGS, TOPWATERS. JUST A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYSTO CATCH FISH OUT HERE. >> WHEN YOU COME UP TO OUR AREAUP HERE IN THE LEECH LAKE AREA,THERE’S SO MANY LAKESAND SO MANY DIFFERENT CONDITIONSTHAT YOU’RE GOING TO RUN INTO. LIKE TODAY,WE REALLY HAVE A WINDDEVELOPING NOW. IT WAS SLOW THIS MORNING,BUTNOW IT’S BUILDING UP. BRING EVERYTHING. AND WHAT WE MEAN THERE IS,YOU KNOW, WITH THE SPOONS,WITH TUBES, WITH WORMS. LOTS OF TIMES YOU’REGONNA HAVE TO GO TOPWATER. CRANKBAITS FOR THE EDGESIN THOSE LAKES WHERE YOU GOTA DISTINCT CABBAGE BREAK. SO BRING IT ALL WITH. YOU NEVER KNOW WHATYOU’RE GOING TO HAVE. AND THEN START WITH,IN THE BOAT IF THERE’SSEVERAL PEOPLE,TWO DIFFERENT THINGS OR THREEDIFFERENT THINGS TILL YOUGET THAT PATTERN ESTABLISHED. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE DONE, NOW. IT’S TAKEN US A WHILE HERETO FIGURE IT OUT,BUT THINGS HAVE GONEPRETTY WELL NOW. >> THERE’S A COUPLE DIFFERENTWAYS YOU CAN WORKTHESE WAC-O-WORMS. YOU CAN USE AN UNWEIGHTED HOOK. THAT REQUIRES A LITTLE BITOF PATIENCE IN THE SENSEYOU HAVE TO FISH A LITTLE SLOWERAND LET IT FALL. I’M FISHING A LITTLE FASTER HEREAND LETTING IT FALL DOWNTHE BREAK A LITTLE FURTHERWITH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WEIGHTON THE JIG. WE’RE JUST TRYING TO SEEWHERE THESE FISH ARE POSITIONED. THEY’RE DEFINITELY OFF THISWEEDLINE BREAK WHERE YOU GOTSHALLOW WATER THAT JUST DROPSOFF INTO DEEPER TEN FOOT WATERRIGHT BEHIND THE BOATAND THEY’RE JUST ON THAT BREAK. I’M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUTWHERE THEY’RE POSITIONED,WHICH THAT’S GOING TO BECHANGING THROUGHOUT THE DAYAS THE SUN CHANGES. THERE HE IS, AL. >> GOOD SHOW. >> OH YEAH, THERE WE GO. GET A JUMP OUT OF HER. >> YEAH. SITTING ON THE EDGE. YEAH, THERE WE GO. >> YEAH. >> DEFINITELY. >> JUST LIFT HIM UP HERE. >> COME ON UP HERE. THESE FISH ARE JUST SO HEALTHY. THEY DON’T LACK IN GIRTH,DO THEY?>> NO, NOT A BIT. I KNOW THAT THEY’VE GOTA GREAT FOOD SUPPLY IN HERE,JASON. THEY’VE GOT LITTLE CRAPPIES,BLUEGILLS,AND THERE’S ALSO SPECIESOF MINNOWS IN HERE. SO THEY’RE DOING WELL. >> THEY HAVEN’T MISSEDTOO MANY MEALS. ALL RIGHT, WELL. >> GOOD SHOW. >> I THINK WE’REFIGURING THEM OUT. >> ON THE EDGE AGAIN?>> YEP. >> LOOKED LIKE HE WASRIGHT THERE ON THE EDGE. >> RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF SOMEOF THAT DOLLAR WEED. >> YEAH. WELL, WE FIGURED THAT OUT. THEY WEREN’T IN THE SHALLOWS. THE SMALLER FISH WEREIN THERE SOME,BUT THESE BIGGER FISHARE AROUND. AND THEY’VE GOT NICE,DEEP WATER, BOY,IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS THING. >> YEAH,I THINK A LOT OF ANGLERS WOULDBE FLOORED BY THE QUALITYOF BASS FISHING IN A LOTOF THESE PLACES HEREIN NORTHERN MINNESOTA. AND YOU LOOK AT A LOTOF THE WATER THAT’S AROUNDLEECH LAKE,LEECH LAKE ITSELF ISA RENOWNED BASS FISHERYIN THE SENSE THAT IT’S JUSTTHESE MASSIVE WILD RICE BEDSTHAT CAN REALLY HOLDSOME REALLY BIG FISH. THEN YOU LOOK AT ALLTHE SMALL WATER AND YOU KNOW,IT JUST GIVES YOU MORE OPTIONS. SO IF IT’S WINDY, YOU KNOW,IF THERE’S SOMETHINGTHAT’S NOT HAPPENING,YOU CAN JUST GO RIGHT DOWNTHE ROAD TEN MILES, FIVE MILESAND FIND A WHOLE DIFFERENT LAKETHAT HAS ENTIRELYDIFFERENT PATTERNSAND YOU CAN ALWAYS DUCKOUT OF THE WIND,YOU CAN DUCK OUTOF THE WEATHER. JUST THE OPTIONS ARE TREMENDOUS. AND IF YOU’RE FLEXIBLEAND JUST BEING AN OPPORTUNIST,YOU CAN EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLEFISHING IN THIS AREA. >> THERE’S ONE. >> GOOD FISH, AL?>> I DON’T KNOW. >> OOH,I JUST HAD ONE HIT ME TOO. >> IT’S ACTING DIFFERENT HERE. I DON’T KNOW. >> GOOD FISH. THAT’S A BIG FISH. >> PROBABLY. LITTLE BIT OF DRAG THERE. OOH!>> JUST WANT TO SEE IT. >> YEAH, I DO TOO. COME ON, GIRL,COME ON UP. COMING UP. SAW A PART OF IT. >> OH YEAH,THAT’S A NICE FISH. >> GOOD FISH?>> YEAH, GOOD FISH. >> I THINK SHE JUSTSUCKED IT IN. >> OH BOY. RIGHT IN THE CORNER. THAT CIRCLE HOOK WORKS SO WELLFOR THESE WAC-O-WORMS. >> YEAH. >> JUST A BIG, HEAVY HOOKYOU CAN LAY THE WOOD TO. YEAH, NICE WORK. >> WE’LL TAKE HIM. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> I THINK WE WILL. >> NOTHING WRONGWITH THAT BASS. >> THE NICE THING WITH THISROUTINE IS THIS CIRCULAR HOOKAND THE O-RING,I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY FISHI’VE CAUGHT ON THIS THING,BUT YOU DON’T LOSE THE WORMEVERY TIME THE FISH BITES. THAT’S THE NICE THING ABOUT IT. AND THAT’LL STRETCH OUTAND THEY’RE TAKING IT IN. AND IF YOU NOTICEDTHE LAST FISH,HE WAS REALLY HOOKEDIN THE PROPER SPOT. BUT THIS WORKS SLICK. I BET YOU WE’VE CAUGHTFIVE FISH,SIX FISH ON THIS THING NOWAND I HAVEN’T BEEN BIT OFFAND THE WORM STILL LOOKS GOOD. >> YOU KNOW,FISHING SO OFTEN,THERE IS NO SILVER BULLET. IT’S JUST A PROCESSOF ELIMINATIONWHERE YOU TRY SOMETHING. IF THAT DOESN’T WORK,YOU TRY SOMETHING ELSE. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. SO OFTEN WITH BASS FISHING,WHEN THESE FISH ARE BURIEDIN THESE WEEDLINES,THE SUN’S CHANGING ALL THE TIMETHOSE SHADOWS AND SHADE AREASARE CHANGING ALL THE TIME. AND SO WHERE THOSE FISHARE POSITIONED IN THAT WEED BEDIS CHANGING. ON TOP OF THAT, YOU KNOW,YOU MIGHT SPOOK SOME FISHWITH THE BOAT. YOU MIGHT GIVE SOMEOF THOSE FISH A LITTLE BITOF AN EDUCATION IN THE SENSETHAT YOU MIGHT CATCH A FEW FISHAND THESE FISH REMEMBERCERTAIN LURES. AND SO, YOU KNOW,WE’RE JUST TRYING DIFFERENTTHINGS AND JUST TRYING TO MAKETHAT BAIT LOOK DIFFERENTLYALL THE TIME. BUT AS A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB,A LOT OF TIMES YOU’RE JUSTTRYING TO FISH WEEDLESSAND YOU’RE JUST TRYING TO THINKWHERE THOSE FISH POSITIONAND HOW CAN I GET SOMETHINGIN FRONT OF THOSE FISHWHERE IT’S NOT GETTINGFOULED OR WEEDED UP. >> THAT’S THE ONE WE’VE BEENLOOKING FOR. >> OH!>> NICE, NICE. >> WOW. >> VERY GOOD. >> I CAN HARDLY LIFT ITOUT OF THERE. >> LOOK AT THAT, YEAH,ALL RIGHT. >> KIND OF SWITCHED UPWITH THE DROP SHOT HERE. GETTING A LITTLE BIT LATERIN THE DAY HERE. I JUST WANTED TO COME UPTO THIS BREAK HERE AND FOLLOW ITDOWN A LITTLE MORE HEREAND SEE IF THEY’RE HOLDINGA LITTLE DEEPER. BOY, SHE IS BARELY HOOKED,BARELY HOOKED. OH! COME BACK. GET MY THUMB IN HER JAW. THERE WE GO, NICE. LOOK AT THAT. >> GOOD JOB. >> LOOK AT THAT. YEAH, SHE’S BARELY HOOKED. JUST A SMALL TUNGSTEN WEIGHT,THAT SAME WAC-O-WORM,WACKY RIG. JUST WORKING IT DEEPERDOWN THE BREAK. BEAUTIFUL FISH RIGHT THERE. YOU KNOW, THIS DROP SHOT RIG ISPRETTY SIMPLE. IT’S 15 POUND FLUOROCARBON. STILL LIKE THE PALOMAR KNOTBETTER THAN ANYTHING. THAT’S JUST A WIDE GAPGAMAKATSU,WACKY RIGGING THAT WAC-O-WORM. AND THEN DOWN HERE,THAT’S A TUNGSTEN WEIGHT. AND YOU KNOW, YOU GETIN THIS TYPE OF SITUATION,I DON’T KNOW IF THE TUNGSTEN’SSUCH A BIG DEAL,BUT WHENEVER YOU GET OVERA HARD BOTTOM,SAY WOOD OR ROCKS,I THINK THAT TUNGSTEN’SA LOT LOUDER THAN LEAD. AND SO THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONSTHAT TUNGSTEN WORKS SO WELL. AND THEN THAT,JUST FOR THE MASS,IT’S HEAVIER THAN LEAD. AND SO IT JUST MAKESOUR PRESENTATIONA LOT MORE SENSITIVE. SO A LOT OF TIMES WE’RE USINGPRESENTATIONS YOU CAN FISH INOR AROUND THE WEEDS,WHETHER IT’S USING A DROP SHOTON THE OUTSIDE EDGE OR USINGA WACKY WORM OR A TEXAS RIGOR EVEN A CAROLINA RIGAND FISHING WEEDLESS MOREINTO THE WEEDS. BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WEEDS,AND MORE SPECIFICALLY,IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHADEBECAUSE THESE FISH AREJUST IN THOSE DARK SPOTS. AND SO A LOT OF TIMES YOU’RETRYING TO ENVISION WHERETHAT SUN’S AT AND YOU’RE TRYINGTO ENVISION WHERETHOSE SHADOW ARE,WHERE THOSE DARK SPOTS ARE,THAT THICK COVER. THOSE FISH ARE GOING TO BERIGHT ON THE BOTTOM OF IT. >> OH. >> HERE SHE COMES. >> SOMEWHERE IN THERE. >> SOMEWHERE IN THAT PILEOF WEEDS IS A NICE BASS. >> YES, THERE IS. >> BOY, LOOK AT ALL THAT. OH! RESPECTABLE BASS. >> NICE, YEAH. >> IT’S A GORGEOUS FISH. COULDN’T BUILD A HEALTHIERLOOKING BASS THAN THATRIGHT THERE,YOU KNOW IT?>> YOU KNOW,JASON, THERE’S NO DEVIATIONIN THE COLOR OF THESE FISH. THEY’RE ALL SO DARK IN THE BACK,EVERY ONE OF THEM. THEY’RE BLENDING INTO THATMUCKY BOTTOM THAT WE GOT HERE. >> YEAH, JUST TYPICAL BOG LAKE. >> YEP, THAT’S FOR SURE. >> I’VE KNOWN AL MOSS FOR YEARS. AND YOU KNOW,WHEN I WAS A KID GROWING UP,AL WAS ONE OF THE TOP GUIDESIN NORTHERN MINNESOTA AND JUSTA GENTLEMAN ON TOP OF IT,AND A GREAT FISHERMAN. YOU KNOW WHAT AMAZES ME ABOUTAL IS JUST HOW VERSATILE HE IS. YOU KNOW, HE’S AT HOMEMUSKY FISHING,HE CAN WALLEYE FISH WITHTHE BEST OF THEM AND LOVESTO FISH FOR PANFISH AND BASS. AND WE’VE OFTEN JOKED,OBVIOUSLY IN NORTHERNMINNESOTA IF YOU’REA FISHING GUIDE,YOU HAVE TO DO A LOTOF WALLEYE FISHING. BUT THERE ARE SO MANY DAYSWHERE I’VE TALKED TO ALON HIS DAY OFF OR IF HE WENTOFF FISHING IN THE EVENINGAND JUST TOOK HIS WIFE OUT,A LOT OF TIMES HE’LL BEBASS FISHING. AND WHY?BECAUSE IT’S JUST SO MUCH FUN. >> ALL RIGHT. >> AL, THAT IS A DANDYRIGHT THERE. NICE, THAT IS JUSTA GORGEOUS FISH. LOOK AT THAT. MINNESOTA HAS SOME TREMENDOUSBASS FISHING,DON’T IT?>> YEAH, IT SURE DOES. >> THERE. >> NICE. >> WOW,THAT’S IMPRESSIVE. THAT IS IMPRESSIVE. THESE ARE BIG FISH. >> GOOD FIGHT OUT OF THAT ONE,BOY, OH BOY. >> THAT ONE, YOU WERE TELLINGTHAT ONE WHAT TO DO. >> I THOUGHT IT WAS A WEED.

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