Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Five Baits You Can Make Yourself That Catch Fish - Yesterday (Memorial Day) Fishing Report 5/29/2023

Five Baits You Can Make Yourself That Catch Fish
Yesterday (Memorial Day) Fishing Report 5/29/2023
From the Original Inventor Of Each One - Bob La Londe

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Every bait I'll show you below will get bit in local waters.  We got bites on every single bait shown.  One of them was fished for the very first time ever yesterday:

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Elongation Affect - License Periods - Other Things

I got in a bit of an argument some time back about the license period for hunting and fishing licenses with somebody from our state agency. At the time our licenses were sold for a calendar year instead of from date of purchases. If you bought a license that year it was good through December 31st at midnight even if you bought in in August or September. It would cost you the same price for 8-9 months less use as somebody who bought their license on January 1st. This changed a few years back. Now your Arizona State hunting or fishing license is good for one year from the date of purchase.

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Monday, May 15, 2023


*** UPDATE MAY 18th 2023 ***

I just received a text message (May 18 2023) from Mike Sumner (our local region supervisor) regarding the current proposed rule changes. Comments received through the end of May will still be considered. Please keep it polite, and state your opinion/desire.

This is the comment I just sent to rulemaking@azgfd.gov :

Subject: Proposed Rule Changes Regarding Live Bait
“I believe it is better for all stakeholders if AzGFD makes a concerted and continuing effort to educate anglers on live bait rules rather than change the rules. Education is always an ongoing effort anyway. Yes I know it requires a continuing commitment on the part of the department, but we as stake holders make a continuing commitment every year when we buy our licenses which funds your department.”

Feel free to copy my message or write your own.

Comments received after the end of May will only be considered in the next rulemaking session.

Mike also indicated if you have his contact info you can send your comments directly to him.

Previous information posted below on Monday, May 15, 2023

I first posted about this back on February 17th 2023

https://www.yumabass … yuma-county-2172023/

Please contact the AzGFD commissioners to let your opinion be known. [Read more…]

Sunday, May 7, 2023

I Like To Fish Slower Than Most People

I like to fish slower than most people, and this is sometimes a problem. [Read more…]

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dropshot for Pan Fish

Drop shot is my favorite way to fish for panfish. I like the 1.5 inch curly tail grubs like these:

https://www.cncmolds … curly-tail-grub.html

I use two hooks about 8 inches apart and play with the tag length until I find the level and color they like best. You can catch some big bull bluegill and massive redear this way. I’ve found the panfish are more keyed by color, but generally smoke sparkle catches panfish, and watermelon catches bass. Matching a local hatch (red/pink snail eggs, white fry, etc) can really make the bite crazy. I’ve caught so many fish and had so much fun a using this rig I made a worm/grub just for a bigger hook when the bass are on them:

https://www.cncmolds … ty-or-26-cavity.html

Please share this information with all your pan fishing friends

Saturday, April 1, 2023

4 Baits I Got Bit With On My Last Day Off - (Fishing With Dave)

Dave digging out the good stuff.

My good friend Dave Willhide is selling his boat. We decided [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

What is your favorite fluorocarbon fishing line? COMMENTS OPEN

Is it limp and castable? Is it stiff and strong?

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Made Some Square Back Minnows For The First Time In Years

The other day I made some for the first time in years. It still catches fish.


That picture came with this message just this morning. [Read more…]

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Will Heads Explode?

Inducted into the Hall of Fame! [Read more…]

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The “Spots”

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

What Boat Would You Recommend

Honestly? [Read more…]

Monday, March 20, 2023

An interesting canal bank observation

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Monday, February 20, 2023

What Brand Of Rod Should I Buy

Well that depends… [Read more…]

Friday, February 17, 2023


I was just on the phone with one of our local AzGFD guys. Its seems there are proposed rules changes for live bait to reduce the number of species that can be transported (bought from a licensed dealer), and possibly eliminate the crayfish exemption for Yuma County. The public comment period is expected to begin in March or April.

Self caught legal bait species being able to be “used where caught” is expected to continue to be allowed at this point.

If / When I become aware of the public comment period I’ll post information here. Also, keep an eye out on the AzGFD website for a notice.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Yuma Bass Man - The Very Beginning (They Didn’t Have Any)

If you have followed this website from the very beginning you might remember it started as a blog type site. [Read more…]

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Just A Little Canal Bank Fishing

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Mittry Lake - Jan 28th 2023

We didn’t catch many fish, but we [Read more…]

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ready To Go Sight Fishing

After nearly two weeks [Read more…]

Sunday, January 22, 2023

I’m Starting to Enjoy Fishing Again

Some of you may know I had a bit of a funk. [Read more…]

Monday, January 16, 2023

Go Fishing Now

January may be your best chance at [Read more…]