Some anglers like to wait on reports from their buddies, while others would rather be first on the scene. My neighbor, Wyatt Junot, and I fit into the latter category, so we made the long drive this week to Venice to see if the region's bass fishing -- legendary, yet also seasonal -- has turned on.
We got up soon after most people had gone to bed so we could get to Venice before official sunrise and begin the bouncy trek down the Mississippi River to a series of oilfield canals that tend to hold cleaner water than the rest of the region.
Conditions were far from ideal, with a falling but seasonally high river and a rising tide pushing it to even greater heights. Still, we were able to put together a good bag using an assortment of soft-plastic lures, including D-Bombs, Pit Bosses, Rage Tail Rage Menaces and Zoom Speed Worms. The fish were tucked up tight to the canes, holding on edges of grass mats. Be sure to watch the video for all the details.
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