At times a BassNinja® can become frustrated. He can be hungry, running out of beer, and not have had a single hit all day. It is during these times that the patience, confidence, persistence and knowledge of the BassNinja® will determine the outcome of the day.
The following bass is an example of when the BassNinja® refuses to give up, he knows that through examining his surroundings and by fishing the ideal structure, he will be rewarded with a nice bass.
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Sunset bass fishing in the Adirondacks! Hooked this baby after a great day of fishing, using those lucky Gary Yamamoto’s—my bait of choice. This fishing area is great for pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. I have been fishing the Adirondacks since I was a tadpole and hope to fish there forever!
I was an early summer morning. Overlooking the lake, I sipped my coffee, ate my breakfast, and formulated a game plan. It was overcast with light fog flowin’ in the air. I was diggin’ it. I quickly finished my oatmeal with blueberries, strawberries, granola and honey, grabbed my gear, proceeded to the boat, and headed to the first spot in mind. A spot with some weeds.
The spot was fairly deep, about 15ft, with tall weeds throughout the area. I could see small bait fish and yellow perch swimming around near the tops of the weeds. I fished for about 40 minutes. Using the trolling motor, I managed to catch a Smallmouth that weighted 2 lb. 2 oz, not ideal but the fight was appreciated. It was time to move.
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It was Saturday early morning and the weekend couldn’t of came fast enough. I popped out of bed with a text from my buddy John . I already knew I was running late, as usual. I quickly grab my fishing gear from the corner of my room and jetted to John’s house.
At this point, I had no idea where we were headed too, but knew it would be a good spot. When I arrived, John said we were going to our normal stopping grounds, Red Cedar Lake in Lebanon, CT. This time of year was a good time to go, because the weeds were just filling in, but the milfoil had not taken a hold yet, especially in the back of the lake.
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What up mon! I caught this Largemouth (3 lb. 4 oz.) in upstate New York. The time was noon and the sun was high in the sky. This one hit in shallow water. As you can see, I was close to the shore. My cast was a far one and a good one at that. I was able to place my bait by a number of large rocks. Kudos to the cast, the Bass hit the bait about 5 seconds after it had landed. I used a black plastic worm about 6 inches long. Overall, the fight was awesome and an experience to remember. Giddy Up!
I woke up in my tent as it was another vacation camping in the ADK. I cooked up some bacon, eggs, fresh pressed coffee camping style, before tackling a long day of fishing because the weather had finally turned for the better.
It was a slow morning from the lake we were camping on, so we traveled through a chute to an adjoining lake. This is where we knew of some sunken islands that were indicated by a segment of tall weeds reaching the surface of the water.
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It was July, midday, chilly, and wet. Thankfully, I remember to bring my rain gear. My nephew and I caught about five smallmouth and eight largemouth. After hours of fishing, I was about to call it a day, but then this Bass came along (2 lb. 7 oz). It was nothing to cheer about but the catch warmed up the soul and gave me a burst of positive energy. Namaste. BassNinja®
This Bass was caught in a small private pond. It had rained earlier that day and the sky was still overcast. The water looked like glass and prime time.
The shoreline had some residential development. The rest was surrounded by trees, however, the branches and leaves draped into and above the water, providing great cover for a bass to be chillin’, waiting for my bait.
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It was morning and the last day of the fishing/camping trip. We made some food, backed up our gear and canoes, and headed back to our cars. It was a 30-45 minute paddle back and a wise choice to fish along the way. Especially, in the chute that we had to navigate through. Here, was a great opportunity to sight fish.
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