For most fisherman, dealing with a backlash can be a frustrating, time consuming ordeal that often results in a bird’s nest of line being surgically removed from your reel- all while your buddies are hauling in a steady stream of fish over the gunnels.
Unlike the warmer months, when scattered crappie create the opportunity to pick one or two here and there and piece together a decent day, Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje said the late fall/early winter period calls for a higher level of discernment.
You don’t leave the landing everyday expecting to snare the bass of a lifetime, so you can forgive Brent Kegley for not being totally prepared for what he was about to experience last Friday at Toledo Bend.
It was all treats and no tricks for George Herr and his fishing buddy in what turned out to be a magical Halloween trip on Toledo Bend — and the only thing really scary was the hefty weight of their best five-fish stringer.
Charlie Mitchell intended on doing a little deer hunting near Toledo Bend late last month, but the veteran angler ultimately decided to make a timely fishing trip — a decision that led to his largest bass ever.