A Texas bass angler’s bid to get back to the Bassmaster Classic depended heavily on a soft-plastic creature bait that few, if any, others had in their arsenal when they fished the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Nov. 6-8 on the Ouachita River.
Search and recovery divers were pretty much on their own back in the early 1980’s; I know because I was one of them. I spent 10 years on the Dallas Fire Department’s dive team and worked from the department’s drag boats before the dive team came to be. Fireman Thad Moore, owner of a SCUBA shop in Dallas, thought we could do better for the families of drowning victims than recovering them with drag hooks. He developed a search and recovery class for SCUBA divers, canvassed the department for volunteers and the Dallas Fire Department’s SCUBA Search & Rescue team was born.
The bass at Bay Springs Lake near Booneville can be found in many places during December, which is a transition month. The weather and water temperatures will be your best indicator of where to find the bass.
The Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, and its Record Book of North American Big Game is the official registry of big game trophies, including white-tailed deer. It also established the noted trophy game animal scoring system used by all scorers.