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Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Tropical Storm Beryl doesn't make for great bass fishing

    Posted on May 30, 2012 by admin

    Tropical storm Beryl came into north Florida and left a mess in his wake. Even though the winds were nominal, he dropped  a significant amount of rainfall in a relatively short period of time. Since he entered Florida from the east, the surge that he created caused the northernly flowing St. Johns River to significantly back up and in some places, overflow her banks. This has also created backflow problems with all of the feeder streams and outlets. Needless to say, not much bass fishing has been accomplished in the past couple of days. Since we were almost in drought conditions, the rainfall should disapate rather quickly allowing us to get back to what we do best, testing - and using- our bass fishing lures.

    Not great bass fishing on the St. Johns

    Dock destroyed by TS Beryl


    This post was posted in Fishing News

  • Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament Held in The Bass Capital of the World

    Posted on May 24, 2012 by admin

    The 23rd Annual Wolfson Children's Hospital Bass Tournament was held right here in the Bass Capital of the World. It was absolutely beautiful weather for a fishing tournament. The sky was bright but low humidity and a cool breeze made for excellent fishing. With a first place prize of $10,000, there was enough incentive for some of the best fishermen in the country. 922 fishermen - consisting of 461 boats - left the Palatka City Dock at first light. The docks were packed at the end of the day as the fishermen arrived for weigh-in. When all of the fish had been weighed, Zach Crabtree and Sam Grant walked away with the first prize money. Ironically, this was the first bass fishing tournament that the pair had fished. In the end, the difference was a mere 2.56 ounces. Their total limit weighed 23.97 pounds. The second place couple of Trevor Fitzgerald and Danny Thompson brought in a total weight of 23.81 pounds to win the $4,000 prize money.


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  • Alabama Rig the Newest Bass Fishing Lure - worth it?

    Posted on May 17, 2012 by admin

    One of the newest -and most unique- bass fishing lures to hit the scene recently is the Alabama rig.  For those who are unfamiliar to this lure, it is simply a lure with a series of wires that protrude from the rear of the primary lure head. Each of the wire ends has a loop. Typically, a swivel is attached to the loop. On each of the swivels, another lure is attached. So, when completely rigged, you have the primary head and then a at the end of each wire you have a series of secondary lures. The intent of this rig is to imitate a school of fish as they swim through the water.

    Now that we've discussed what the Alabama rig is, how well does it work? Well, depending on to whom you speak, it either works great or works okay. The manufacturer claims that the rig has won a couple of tournaments. This does lend some credibility to the rig. However, a lot of bass fishing lure manufacturers make rather strong claims about their lures. One of the best ways to determine its effectiveness is to speak to some of the fishermen who have used it.


    This post was posted in Fishing News and was tagged with bass fishing lures, fishing lures

  • We now secure our cart

    Posted on May 13, 2012 by admin

    Like a smart fisherman guarding his prime spot, we now secure our cart with 128 bit SSL Certificate from renowned sercurity company Comodo Security Services. This action was in no way associated with a breach of any data that has been entered on our website.  Rather, this is to ensure any data that is entered as you create an account (physical/mailing address, email address, phone number(s), etc.) is secure from prying eyes.

    Just to be clear, we have never collected any credit card or Paypal information from our clients. All credit card data is collected on the secure servers of Authorized.net. Most of you may have already realized, when you have completed your order and are prepared to check out, you are redirected to the Authorize.net servers. The payment page is branded to provide a look and feel of our site, but the data is actually entered on the Authorize.net site. Authorize.net is one of the largest credit card processors in America. Thier servers are more secure than all but a few merchants.

     

    The Paypal payments are obviously collected and processed by Paypal themselves. This also ensures that all critical credit card data is entered on Paypal's secure servers.

    To sum it up, when you complete your order for your favorite fishing lures on our site, the information you provide to create an account is now sercured. The payment/credit card data you enter is now -and always has been - captured and secured by Authorized.net and Paypal, two of the largest and most secured companies in the world.

     


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  • Fish the cover for the big boys!

    Posted on May 9, 2012 by admin

    As spring turns to summer, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss fishing the cover to find those big lunkers. As the heat of the day brings much warmer water temperatures, the bass tend to seek relief.  There are two ways they seek this relief: they either 1) swim to deeper water that isn't heated by the sun or they 2) seek shelter/cover. Pulling the bass from the deep is one thing, but how do you entice them from their cover? One of the easiest ways is to use one of our weedless jig bass fishing lures and through the lure among the water cover. This cover is usually made up of lily pads, eel grass, etc. Once the weedeless jig hits the water, give it a few seconds to sink. With cover, it usually takes a few extra moments for the jig to sink to the sweet spot. Begin to slowly retreive the lure in a reel - slight jerk- sink rhythm, reel - slight jerk - sink rhythm. This allows the fishing lure to stay in the sweet spot of the fish longer and provides a better opportunity to catch that trophy lunker!

     

     


    This post was posted in Fishing Techniques and was tagged with bass fishing, fishing lure

  • Spring is here and fishing has picked up!

    Posted on May 8, 2012 by admin

    It has been a rather warm winter nationally. It has certainly been warm here in the south. However, as we've discussed in previous posts, when the weather gets warm, the spring bass are spawning and looking for food. During the Shootout on the St. Johns in March, we witnessed multiple catches that exceeded 8 lbs +. All of the professionals were very complimentary of the size and number of bass that they boated.

    It's been a very busy spring for us here at Bass Capital Outfitters LLC. We've been working hard this spring to bring to market a new bass fishing lures that compliment our current line. We already have a new head style designed that will provide a more realistic look that bass won't be able to resist.

    Stay tuned!


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