Live Bait: It Ain’t CheatingJuly 2013 B.A.S.S. Times
By David Hunter Jones Assistant Editor B.A.S.S. Publications
(Note: This is a small excerpt from the larger article that ran in the July 2013 issue. I copied out the portion that pertained to Trophy Bass Expeditions)
If you really want to catch a trophy bass, there’s not arguing that live bait is your best bet.
Big live bait. Sean Rush guides in the big bass mecca of Ocala Florida, specifically Rodman Reservoir and inside the Ocala National Forest. He uses wild shiners in the 5 to 9 inch range. “A wild shiner is the best tool to catch a trophy bass,” Rush said. “Most artificials are made to mimic a shiner, but there is no beating the real thing. Truly big bass don’t want to chase a minnow, they want big portions. Live bait out produces artificial 10 to 1, easy, especially for trophies.” To date, Rush and his clients have tallied 440 bass heavier then 10 lbs. and recently won the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions trophy catch program with a 14 -1 “hawg” caught in February 2013. BT
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