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Local bass fishing is a little slow
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Posted: 2013 Sep 20 - 06:40

This week we're going to talk about where and what the fish are biting.

It's going to be a short article... but that's how you know they're bite'n !

In talking with some of the guys from the Bass Anglers Club in Vero Beach and they tell me it has really been a slow bite. The club just had their monthly tournament on Lake Rosalie and the winning boat was Robert and Terry Kimbrough. They had four fish that weighed in at 8.75-pounds in second place was Dave Tripp, Dave weighed in three fish at 5.75 pounds. I can't tell you how much either boat won, but rumors are there was a Brinks truck in the area.

Most of the fish were caught on Senkos and top water baits. I had just written an article on Rosalie. I was fishing over there last week and caught a few, but certainly not like we have in the past. This time of the year has always been slow, but don't let that discourage you. Those fish have got to eat sometime and the best place to be is where they live. Those "big'uns" don' bite every day, but you do have to be there when they do.

There were several members of the club telling me they have several good bites but just couldn't hook'em. One member told me that he had at least six big fish hit his bait, but never felt any thing when he set the hook. sometimes those fish just push the bait away and never really take a bite.

Regardless, it was a day of fishing and that's always good. Maybe the next time it will be a day of catches, and that's even better.

Until next time, have fun, be safe and enjoy.

Joe Kubik is a tournament fisherman and former Charter Captain. Joe can be reached at j.kubik@comcast.net

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