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Bass Fishing Changes


When I was young, more than 50 years ago, bass fishing was a much different sport from the one that exists today. In those dear, departed days of yesteryear, bass fishing around here was mainly a live-bait proposition, with hellgrammites and soft-shelled crabs (crayfish) being most favored.

A few more progressive (not in the political sense) bass fishermen tossed various lures to catch bass, mainly plugs, which are now referred to as crankbaits. Old Lake Raystown was not the huge impoundment it is today, and the tactics used there were mainly extensions of the traditional bait and lure tac...

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