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big bass in Lake Biwa than anywhere else I know of. It is where the longtime IGFA All Tackle world record was tied just a few years ago with a bass that weighed 22-pounds, 5-ounces. • Ivory Coast, Africa: Years ago, I ran a lodge on the Ivory Coast, not far from the city of San Pedro, where Stuart Campbell used to come targeting record blue marlin. He succeeded a number of times. From April to June, my average day consisted of three to five fish in the 300- to 600-pound range. • Massachusetts, U.S.A.: I’m a striped bass addict, and fishing the shores of Massachusetts is a pilgrimage I must make on an annual basis, period! There’s nothing like fishing for striped bass when they’re blitzing bait on the shorelines of the northeastern states. Patrick Sebile is the owner and lure designer of Sebile Innovative Fishing (www.sebile.com).

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Editor’s Note: Each month, Coastal Angler Magazine and The Angler Magazine staff search our vast coverage area for photos that will grace our covers. With well over a million readers in diverse coastal and inland markets, our magazines strive for broad national appeal as well as local-level intelligence to put anglers on fish. The cover is different depending on which edition you, the reader, are holding. The following is a little information about this month’s covers.

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re you a bass guy? Ever caught a 51-pounder or, for that matter, any over 10 pounds? Very few folks have. I’ve been promoting a new horizon for the bass angler: inshore saltwater. Permit me to highlight the magnificent redfish, and point you to three places where you can get it done. First let’s talk about the fish and what to expect. The guy is dumb as a rock. He can be spooked and still will bite, is always hungry, is a survivor, grows rapidly, eats plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, can be spotted in the shallows and finally, is a fabulous table fish. My largest is 51-pounds. I was fishing in the Banana River near Cocoa Beach, Fla. and saw this giant in about 2 feet of water. I cast a small curly tail jig on 12-pound test line and he took it. After the hook set, the fish swam past the boat and my

fabulous guide, Shawn Telephone Mark Noble, a long-time guide, local Foster, also known as booster of fishing and St. Simons Island native. Doctor Drum (321-784- He has spent his life fishing these waters. From 0094), shouted, “That’s a September through November in the shallow 50 pounder!” waters near the river mouths that flow into the Ok, enough about bay, redfish gang up like I’ve never seen before, me. Let me direct you and although you’re going to beef up your tackle to three great redfish because the fish are so large, it’s still sporting. destinations. The maximum length to keep a red there is The Cajun Vista 27 inches. I’ve fished with Mark over a dozen Lodge, Louisiana: With times, caught probably 6,000 pounds of reds and lodging in a fabulous never had one small enough to keep. I didn’t 100-year-old renovated mind. Maybe you should look up Mark at www. school house, Theophile georgiafishing.net? Bougeois can easily Capt. Eddie Woodall, Florida: After reading accommodate 60 guests. this, I’ll expect you to head to Pensacola Bay and Meals are a fresh fish Navarre Beach in December. When the river banquet with gumbo waters cool in December, it sends tons of bait into and Cajun dishes, the bay. When this happens, thousands of redfish and you’ll walk to the push pogies to the surface. When the surfaceboats only 30 yards feeding birds give you the signal, you’ll motor over away, partner with seasoned guides and cast to and begin casting and reeling large Road Runners thousands of redfish in some of the best inshore tipped with plastics. fishing in the world in Barataria, Louisiana. When visiting Eddie Woodall the first time a Using bass tackle, 8- to 12-pound test line, couple of December’s ago, the birds indicated the spinnerbaits, plastics, crankbaits and a popping first school, and I hooked and caught a 20-pound cork over live shrimp, you’ll limit out every day on redfish on the first cast. After that stunning start, we 4- to 15-pound redfish. You’ll be fishing the marsh caught and released at least 20 similar reds before in an area 30 miles wide and 90 miles long in water lunch. Eddie’s site is www.fullnetfishingcharters. that’s mostly shallower than 6 feet. com. From early March through summer, Gulf So, why not give the good old dependable Coast reds are a calling card. See Theophile’s redfish a chance and visit these fellows to make it website at www.neworleansfishing.com. complete? Capt. Mark Noble, Georgia: Oh, my goodness—500 to 700 To check out an awesome red catch on a kids fishing pole visit pounds a day? Yep. On the Georgia coast. I, too, was surprised.

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ach year before the bass tournament season starts, I practice new techniques and tune-up the ones I’ve mastered. Whether it is electronics, skipping jigs, fishing ledges, etc., you have to practice to get better. One night before going to the lake for some practice, I decided to work on time management. Time is something that always costs me in tournaments. I’ve realized that time was not my enemy, how I managed it was. Tournament anglers have eight hours to catch five good fish by 3 p.m. I started with the basics. I broke it down by allocating one hour for travel from spot to spot and to get back for the weigh in. That left seven hours of fishing. During map study, I found seven spots I could fish for an hour each. Believe it or not, that’s a lot of time to fish one area. I decided that if I got bit at any time, I might need to adjust my time-management plan on the water, but at least I had a plan. A mistake I see many anglers make is staying too long in one area. Bass are opportunistic, and if they are ready to eat, they are going to eat. If I have not gotten bit in a certain amount of time, I will do one of several things: change baits, change colors, change locations and, many times, change speed. Focusing on time management, I have found that discipline and staying focused is a key part of the game.

My plan started out just as planned. I fished the first spot for an hour, and then ran to the next and fished it for an hour. When I got to my third spot, I started getting bites. So when the time came to leave, I simply stayed at that spot for 15 minutes longer, which meant I only had 45 minutes at one of my other areas. I was looking for a pattern. If it was determined the fish were only halfway back in the coves, I could concentrate only on those areas where I was getting bites and save time. I could now expand my fishing areas and places to fish, staying on each spot for maybe 30 minutes. Now, instead of having only seven spots to fish, I could get to 11 or 12 spots in a day and still be back on time. Time is something we cannot make more of, but it is something that can be managed. I recommend tournament anglers who struggle with time management buy a baker’s timer, set it for however long you want to be on each spot, and stick to moving each time it goes off. For me, timing my areas allows me to be more efficient all the way down to how I cover a certain area and to the rotation of baits I’m using. Stop blaming time and start managing it better. Check out pro bass angler Jay Striker’s website at www.jaystriker.com.

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Coastal Georgia Fishing Forecast The month of December may be one of the Southeastern Georgia Coast’s best kept fishing secrets. While many outdoorsmen are enjoying the woods, some of the savviest anglers know this is not the time to stow the fishing gear. December may be one of the better fishing months of the year for a variety of reasons. The average daytime temperatures hover around 65 degrees. Rainfall is minimal during December and much of the bloom has died off creating very clear water. Water temperatures have not dropped enough to slow the appetites of the fish. Combine that with the shrinking amount of bait fish and you have the perfect trout and redfish storm. In fact, December has been our best trout month the last two years, and I expect this year to be no different, barring any extreme interference from Mother Nature. It also needs to be noted that December has great tides, with only a few really higher tides the first few days of the month. This will also intensify the clarity of the water…and the bite! Redfish and trout will not be the only targets this month. Many fishermen will be targeting sheepshead and Black Sea Bass this month. The Sea bass will be thick on the near shore wrecks. Naturally you will have to pick your days, but providing the seas cooperate, easy limits will be had. The nearshore wrecks will also harbor flounder, bull reds, and the occasional Summer trout (weakfish). The wrecks this time of the year should hold larger sea bass and be devoid of sharks and other intruders that aren’t first choice on the dinner table. Sheepshead will be

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on the wrecks in smaller numbers, but inshore is where some of the larger fish in larger numbers will be. While jetties, docks, bulkheads, bridge pilings, rock piles and many other manmade structures will be holding these fine eating fish, some of the best fishing for sheepshead will be around the many bluffs that have lay downs (fallen timber) in them. For many of you who are cross over fisherman (freshwater bass/ marsh rat), break out your weedless flukes, jigs and any other of your deep cover lures and you may (will) be rewarded with trout, redfish and the occasional flounder on these bluffs. The meat and potatoes this month will certainly be trout and redfish. This past October and November has been absolutely banner for redfish. Redfish from 14 inches to four feet have been roaming our waters in huge numbers. While the bulls have headed east, the fish in the 14 to 28 inch range are still thick! Trout have also been abundant from 1020 inches. Again, this is yet another great sign, as both these fish have obviously benefitted from a largely successful spawn these last few years. The nice thing about the winter months is that you can start your day a little later than usual. Midday warmth usually increases the activity of feeding fish in the cooler months. Although I throw an assortment of lures and rigs when locating trout in the winter months, I will rely heavily on jig heads with plastics or the traditional slip float. Both these rigs allow me to fish slower and deeper. During the higher stages of the tides

I like to float my shrimp in about a 4 -8 ft. Like many of you, I try various scenarios including flooded grass and shell, mudflats, pilings and creek junctions. One tip that I can offer is to fish the warmer banks. This usually means fishing shoreline with direct eastern exposure in the a.m. hours and switching to a bank with western exposure after lunch. At low tide I fish even deeper, often up to 20 feet deep. Keep in mind that when you get those really nice, warmer days, trout will be on the move and your regular drops and techniques will shine. Although redfish will be caught in all depths on up to 30 feet, I concentrate my efforts in shallow water from about 6 -36 inches. Again, think warm. At these depths darker bottoms will heat up first, and I will continue to keep the angle of the sun in mind. On higher water, those big exposed mud flats you see at low tide will be warmer and hold reds. The opposite is true in the creeks as the reds will funnel down to those shallower, warmer spots as the rest of the creek becomes exposed. I try to use lures or rigs that will land softly as stealth is important when red fishing in shallow water. So get up early, get a good breakfast, bundle up and maybe start an hour or 2 later! As always, you won’t know if you don’t go! Capt. Tim Cutting Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters St Simons Island, Georgia 912-230-1814 www.fishthegeorgiacoast.com

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How Do I Work This Lure?!...Part II Capt. Tim Cutting If you don’t get a tad excited when a fish blows up a topwater lure…you might want to check your vital signs. Truth is, probably every one of you knows how to “walk the dog”. The Heddon Spook was one of the first dogwalkers around and still is a killer today. A big top water plug has got to be one of the best big trout lures ever made. Period. Redfish will crush them too, along with jacks, macks, blues, tarpon, gators and many other marsh inhabitants. The easiest way for me to get that nice zig zag going is to point the rod downward straight in front of me at about 4 ‘o clock, and twitch down to about 5 o’clock, back up to 4, back down to 5 and so on. The rod provides all the action, while the reel just gathers the slack. How fast or slow you twitch can make the difference though. Sometimes a quick walk will work, while other times a slow sashay may be the trick. Typically I walk slightly faster than every second. I like a baitcaster but have seen many anglers work a spinning outfit just as well. Either way, back to the retrieve. As with many artificials, let the fish tell you. No matter what lure you are using, try to remember what you did to get bit. I typically keep the same cadence throughout the entire retrieve…unless I get blown up and missed--which will happen…a lot. When it does, I’ll speed up my retrieve, and can often get another blast. I have seen where just one twitch

will work after a miss. It’s worth mentioning that after a miss, if you are with someone who is throwing something that will sink, have them follow that miss as quickly as possible, and they might get bit. It works. There are a couple of little tricks that most of you know but are worth repeating. First and foremost, don’t be tempted to set the hook on the initial blow up. Just keep working until you feel the fish pull, then you can give him a good jab and put the pressure on. Also, I like to let the lure settle before retrieving. Don’t pass up a point, and don’t make a cast until you can throw past that point and bring it back. If your plug does not have a split ring, tie a loop knot to help the action. Many times I’ll remove the split ring and tie a loop knot. Lastly, use the heavy weight of this bait to make long cast and stay as far away from your target area as possible, while still being able to hit it. (I like this philosophy for all fishing whenever practical). Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters Capt. Tim Cutting St Simons Island, GA 912 230 1814 fishthegeorgiacoast.com

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Southeast GA Lakes and Ponds Flat water is going to be the place to chain pickerel (jackfish) for me this Crappie fishing is taking off in area fish this month, and the Okefenokee fall. It is simple to fish, as you just cast ponds and lakes. I caught my limit Swamp will be right at the top of the the spinner down the canal and toward a couple of times last month, once list. The flier bite has been a little any points or embayments, reel slowly, on Lake Mayers (near Baxley) and slower than usual this fall, primarily and hold on when a predator slams it. another in a private pond near Odum. because very few people have gone You can also troll for them when there On the Lake Mayers trip we were fishing. I went several times pitching is not much trash (leaves, floating spider-rigging minnows for many of sallies for fliers, and we caught a couple vegetation, etc.) on the water. During the fish. When the bite slowed, I cast dozen fish per hour every trip. Pink winter, tolling is a good way to find the a tan shad colored Specktacular Jig Okefenokee Swamp Sallies were the concentrations of actively feeding fish. suspended about 2 feet below a float best on our trips, but yellow produced I love how the Dura-Spin holds up to and worked it behind the boat to pick some fish also. If you fish after a few dozens of bowfin and jackfish instead up some additional slabs. The jig is warm days in a row, catching 100 fliers of just a couple like the hard-wire built with a sickle hook, tan body, and is a distinct possibility. Fish before inline spinners. pearl-colored tinsel tail. On the trip a cold front rolls through, if to a pond, we were pitching the possible. Fliers, like crappie, tan shad jig and picked up a few can sense the upcoming bad fish, but then we whacked them weather and feed up ahead of it. in the afternoon by trolling Just like crappie, they can also a couple of Assassin 2-inch turn off like a light switch once Curly Shads (crystal shad color) a strong cold front passes and skewered on 1/32-oz jigheads the bluebird skies set in. Give with sickle hooks. it a little time to warm back up, Fishing lures always make and they will go back to feeding. good gifts for the anglers on This time of year I prefer to fish your list. Give me a call or an Okefenokee Swamp Sally fly e-mail me for variety packs of suspended underneath a small crappie jigheads, Dura-Spins, balsa float. Set the hook as soon Satilla Spins or any of the other as the float twitches, as fliers will lures I hand-make in Waycross. usually inhale it and sit there instead of turning and pulling Have a very Merry Christmas! the float down. Bowfin fishing Capt. Bert Deener was awesome this summer and Capt. Bert’s Lures fall, and it will continue during 912-288-3022 warm spells all winter. The bertdeener@yahoo.com Dura-Spin (in-line spinner) has produced the most bowfin and Wyatt Crews caught these slabs from a Waycross area pond.

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Altamaha/Satilla Rivers At the time of writing this, both the Satilla and Altamaha rivers are mere trickles and getting around in a boat is very tough. Until we get some rains to bring the water levels up, catfish and crappie in the lower rivers will be the best (or at least easiest to get to!) bites. On the Satilla, you had to drag more than float during float trips last month, but the fish were there and cooperative. Craig James caught (and released most of them) 92 panfish, including redbreasts, bream, stumpknockers, crappie, and even a shellcracker on a float trip in the upper river using his favorite crawfish Satilla Spin. He had about 20 redbreasts that were 10 inches or longer. Late in the trip he picked up another pole with a bruised banana gold version of the spinnerbait, and the fish continued to hit that one, as well. Catfishing in the Woodbine and White Oak Creek areas of the river should be excellent over the holidays. I tie on a Catfish Catcher Jighead, put a piece of shrimp on the Gamakatsu circle hook, tight-line it out the back of the boat near a runout, and hold on. If you don’t catch 50 white catfish, you have had a slow day. The outgoing tide usually produces much better results for white catfish. Don’t be surprised to see stripers busting baitfish. You can catch them on curly-tailed grubs or minnow plugs, but they will almost all be below the legal 22-inch minimum size limit, so they must

be released. They’re still fun to catch, though! If you can get to them, you can catch some crappie from Altamaha River oxbow lakes. Minnows and artificials (my favorite) will both work. I like tube lures fished under a float or Assassin 2-inch Curly Shads fished on a plain jighead. The Darien-area channel catfish and white catfish bites should fire up this month. You can catch them with cut bait or shrimp fished on the bottom. The simplest rig is a Catfish Catcher Jighead, as you simply tie it on, bait it, and fish. But, Carolina-rigs and other slip sinker rigs are the tradition. To monitor all the Georgia river levels, visit the USGS website http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/ rt. Some great gift ideas for river anglers include Satilla Spin variety packs to get ready for the spring panfish season. A new cooler is another useful option. A Stick-It anchor pin is a good way to anchor your boat on a shallow sandbar to cast to the deeper water. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Capt. Bert Deener Capt. Bert’s Lures 912-288-3022

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ost people have heard of IGFA (International Game Fish Association), which manages world records for fishermen. But have you heard of IUSA (International Underwater Spearfishing Association)? IUSA keeps track of spearfishing world records. Both were founded more than 65 years ago and have a rich history—and both pride themselves for providing a universal code of sporting ethics as well as record keeping. The IUSA rules are fairly simple: the fish must be taken while freediving and using a muscle-powered speargun, sling or polespear. The catch must be legal, unassisted and weighed on a certified scale. The application must include photos of the weighing, dimensions and witness information. The categories are: men and women, saltwater and freshwater, speargun and sling/polespear. In other words, a woman can have a record black grouper taken by polespear in the ocean; a man can have a record walleye taken by a speargun in a lake, and so forth. I was inspired a few years ago to see if I could get a world record yellowfin tuna. That led me to learn to hold my breath, educate myself on equipment, get in better shape, learn all about tunas, save money for trips and make friends with other bluewater hunters. Having that goal set many other activities in motion.

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