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When the air temperatures in this neck of the woods starting climbing into triple digits we go out with one thing in mind, top-water bass. However, there are times when bass are just a little shy about hitting the surface. There are niche baits designed specifically for this situation. Yup, we’re talking about wake baits.… [Continue Reading]

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With summer here, fishing the thick stuff is in full swing which means using some heavy line for specific applications. Today we’re talking about pitchin’ and flippin’ around stick ups, cattails or other heavy vegetation that bass tend to inhabit. When we’re literally putting our baits in and/or up against heavy cover like this, we… [Continue Reading]

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During the post-spawn, a lot of us like to rely of poppers as one of our main baits to target those bass who are guarding fry not to mention the females who are now recovering and feeding heavily. The Livingston Lures Walk N Pop 77 is one of the new poppers that we tested this… [Continue Reading]

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Storm’s Arashi Rattling Wake-Crank, Wakin’ Up Big Bass

IMG_2728When the air temperatures in this neck of the woods starting climbing into triple digits we go out with one thing in mind, top-water bass.

However, there are times when bass are just a little shy about hitting the surface. There are niche baits designed specifically for this situation. Yup, we’re talking about wake baits.

Today we’re going to look at the Storm Arashi Rattling Wake-Crank to see how this new addition to the Arashi family performs. [Read more…]

Redlands Community Picnic & Fishing Derby, a Great Place to Start

IMG_0432Since we started ManVersusFish.com, we’ve had the privilege of covering some of the biggest events in fishing.

While each of those experiences have left us with memories that we will cherish all our lives, there are other, smaller events at tiny venues that have been some of the most heartwarming.

One of those was the Redlands Community Picnic & Fishing Derby. This event was held at a tiny local park named Ford Park on June 27, 2015.

The Derby was organized by Redlands Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Redlands as well as being sponsored by Maupin Financial Advisors. Other businesses came out to support the Derby with sponsor booths, vendor booths and lent a hand to the young anglers who often had no experience fishing. [Read more…]

Ground and Pound with Sufix 832 Braid Camo

With summer herIMG_2732e, fishing the thick stuff is in full swing which means using some heavy line for specific applications. Today we’re talking about pitchin’ and flippin’ around stick ups, cattails or other heavy vegetation that bass tend to inhabit.

When we’re literally putting our baits in and/or up against heavy cover like this, we prefer to use a heavy braid.

We had not ever had the experience of fishing Sufix 832 – that is until now.

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Making a Splash, the Livingston Lures Walk N Pop 77

IMG_2714During the post-spawn, a lot of us like to rely of poppers as one of our main baits to target those bass who are guarding fry not to mention the females who are now recovering and feeding heavily.

The Livingston Lures Walk N Pop 77 is one of the new poppers that we tested this season.

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The New Shimano Crucial, a Fan Favorite Upgraded

Shimano has been introducing several new rods over the course of the last couple of years. One that may have been a little lost in the shuffle is the new Shimano Crucial. This series has been around for some time but last season it too was targeted for an upgrade.

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Why? To make it lighter, stronger and more sensitive all while keeping in mind that this series is already well known and respected particularly at its price point.

So it begs the question, exactly how will they accomplish these goals? [Read more…]

Bassmaster Elite Results: Martens Flips the Bird for the Win

Aaron-Martens-wins-Bassmaster-Elite-Series-Lake-HavasuLake Havasu City, Az— Aaron Martens took “matching the hatch” to a whole new level this weekend.

The Elite Series made a stop at Lake Havasu, but it was a unique approach that took Martens to the podium.

“I’ve caught them in California, and had them spit up full-grown blackbirds,” Martens said.

Indeed, many people were skeptical at the approach, but you can’t argue with the result. Martens brought home his first B.A.S.S. trophy since 2012, along with the $100,000 dollar pay day and the ticket to the Classic.

Whether you’re buying or selling the bird technique, it certainly worked. [Read more…]

Rage Fish Attractants Liquid Mayhem

 

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So what do you do when somebody claims to have come up with a new product in a particular niche that they claim is “revolutionary” to the market?

I suppose the only practical thing to do is satisfy your curiosity by testing it against something that you have used and are confident in.

In this case, it’s all about the smell – or more appropriately in the bass fishing world – the scent. Rage Fish Attractants has come up with their newest innovation named Liquid Mayhem. We ran across this last year and have been using it since. [Read more…]

Hometown Boy Justin Lucas Takes Home Elite Series Win On Sacramento River

Justin-Lucas-Bassmaster-Elite-SeriesSacremento, CA—The Bassmaster Elite series strolled back into our lives over the weekend, and it was a young local who took top prize.

Described by Bassmaster.com as a “California native turned Alabama Elite Series pro,” Justin Lucas bested number 2 finisher Aaron Martens by almost 2 pounds to hold on and bring home the trophy. It was just his 23rd B.A.S.S event.

“For about 17 years, I’ve been dreaming of doing something like this. It’s cool. It’s just super cool,” he would say after the win. [Read more…]

Daiwa’s Tatula 721MHRB Casting Rod

Tatula RodsSo you’ve been thinking in terms of getting a couple new rods to replace some older ones that are in need of being decommissioned.

One of the newer sticks that you may not have considered is the Daiwa Tatula. Specifically the TAT721MHRB 7’2” MH. This medium heavy rated rod is one that packs a lot of features into an affordable price. [Read more…]

The Livingston Lures School Master, Not Your Run of the Mill Jerkbait

IMG_2663With the water starting to warm, we wanted to spotlight one more jerkbait before we put them away in favor of other lures.

The new Livingston Lures School Master is one of the latest generation of baits from Livingston.

The School Master is a lipless, hard-bodied jerkbait that, like all the newest offerings from Livingston employs their EBS (Electronic Baitfish Sounds) Multi-Touch Technology. We reviewed a couple of this company’s first widely available baits a few years ago. Back then, they emitted one sound. Today, there are four different modes built into every bait that carries the EBSMT designation. [Read more…]