Let’s Look Back – Part 10

Living right on the shore of one of Washington State's best bass lakes provided a wonderful opportunity to study the lake's largemouth.  Part of that study involved learning how to use the lures that provided the best chances for putting those bass in the boat.  The Heddon Basser was one such. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

Living right on the shore of one of Washington State’s best bass lakes provided a wonderful opportunity to study the lake’s largemouth. Part of that study involved learning how to use the lures that provided the best chances for putting those bass in the boat. The Heddon Basser was one such. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

My early bass fishing experience with the old Heddon Basser lure I’ve been writing about recently eventually provided me with a bunch of bass fishing truths.

As I’ve mentioned, one of those truths is that you rarely go wrong using lures and lure colors that match the forage in the waters you’re fishing.   If you’ve been reading these columns you’ll recall the only Basser I had in the beginning was a rainbow colored job I had picked up at a second hand store.

I caught a few fish on that lure just casting it out there and reeling back in.  A truth that soon emerged was that a Basser in a yellow perch finish was by far more effective. [Read more…]