Bass Fishing

Diversionary Tactics

I climbed into Capt. Frank Lawson’s Champion bay boat fully expecting to catch redfish. The fact that he was tying on three bass lures only made me think that he would be showing me how to use bass tactics to catch redfish. […]

Bass Fishing

Little Lake Syndrome

One of my platoon sergeants when I was in the Army stood maybe 5 1/2 feet tall after putting on his boots. At first glance, there wasn’t much to this fellow, a Fiat on a freeway full of Ford trucks.

However, it didn’t take me long to learn that there was more to this man than met the eye after he picked me up from my initial processing into my new assignment at Baumholder, Germany.

Little dog syndrome, little man syndrome — whatever you want to call it, my new boss for two years had it. Whatever he was lacking in size, he tried to cover up by physically asserting his presence, and he was good at it. […]

Bass Fishing

Wacky and Weighty

It may look like you’ve snagged a piece of debris, or maybe you forgot to reset your bait after the last strike, but the truth about wacky rigs is undeniable — these seemingly random arrangements catch fish when many other lures fail to impress picky bass. […]

Bass Fishing

Spin Doctor

Figuring he had it tied on to fool anybody who happened to be sneaking around in his camouflaged Triton aluminum boat, I half expected Eddie Halbrook to clip off the blue/white tail-spinner that was tied to the line on the rod that he handed to me. […]

Bass Fishing

Roll Reversal

Perhaps Rodney Dangerfield didn’t get any respect because he acted in a way that wasn’t deserving of respect. As most anybody in a leadership position will tell you, respect has to be earned rather than demanded. […]