with Tackle Warehouse and BASS Elite Angler Jared Lintner
boat was chock full of Powell rods, and most were rigged with spook type lures,
Jackall crankbaits, or Picasso jigs. Jared explained that he liked the power and
sensitivity offered by Powell rods, and that both the company’s graphite and
glass rods have served him well during the tour.
Jared walks the dog with a
Reaction Innovations Vixen
While Jared’s strengths
are fishing shallow pitching and flipping jigs he also specializes in fishing topwater. He worked a Reaction Innovations Vixen with rhythmic perfection and
with each line slap on the water the Vixen surged back and forth in a perfect
walk the dog fashion.
Rich turns to his favorite
Within minutes he had a
few fish boated, and over a dozen short strikes. “These little spots, they hit
but they aren’t even big enough to get their mouths around the bait,” Jared
commented. I tied on a Megabass Vision 110 and followed behind Jared picking up
a few undersized spots, the average topping out right at the 10 inch mark.
“There are a ton of these fish in this lake now,” Jared remarked “Let’s hit the
docks to see if we can get a largemouth to come out.”
Jared and Zander pound the docks
Jared had just returned from
the Lone Star Shootout at Falcon Lake, where he placed in the money, and the
Battle on the Border at Lake Amistad where he weighed in 31.12lbs. He talked
about the toughest part of being on tour being the travel, and how anglers on
the tour had to tow their boats from event to event. This is especially tough
for Jared as he is based here on the west coast and the Elite Series is
concentrated in the east this year.
to work a variety of topwater lures
Today at Nacimiento we
were fishing on Jared’s newest boat, the same one that he uses for all tour
events. His boat’s wrap was still showing scars from the dense thorny brush at
Falcon. I asked what his favorite lake to fish was and he quickly answered
“Clear Lake,” but added that the fishing at Falcon was downright incredible.
The water is
actually clear enough to sight fish, and Jared points out schooling white bass
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