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ishing with Tackle Warehouse and BASS Elite Angler Jared Lintner (continued)


With only an hour before we would compare our limits, all of us were facing a virtual tie of having a 6lb bag of spotted bass. Jared had even pulled out his go to lure, jigs, with little success. There were just too many small spots, and boating a quality largemouth was proving to be quite a challenge.


Corey fishes the edge of a point

Jared turned to me and said “My Powell Swimbait rod is buried at the bottom of my locker somewhere but I’m going to tie on the Tru-Tungsten Tilapia on one of my Powell glass rods to see if I can get a bigger fish.”

The clincher on a Tru-Tungsten Tilapia swimbait

Jared worked the same cove that we had just pounded with jigs and cranks and sure enough within three casts he was getting followers. The fish would follow the bait but they were not committing. “Let me pull out a ball,” Jared said as he pulled out one of Tungsten balls converting the Tru-Tungsten swimbait into a wake bait. With the bait near the surface he started to impart more action to the bait. By killing the bait and jerking it he could get the lure to make a complete turn in the water.

Even though fishing was tough Jared finds the largemouth

The more erratic action was enough to get the bass to take notice and out from behind a two and a half pound largemouth made a splash hit. I pulled out my camera and Jared worked the fish back into the boat. We knew we had the day won, sad it was with a 2 and a half pound clincher, but nonetheless it was enough to put us in front.

Rich holds up his topwater fish

There are certainly bigger fish in Naci but on this day the spots and the white bass were out in force. The lake is a great place to get into a lot of fish, but probably fishes better in fall if you are targeting big fish. The fluctuating water levels made it difficult to see if there were any beds. Even though we had a tough day in terms of quality it was interesting to see how Jared approached the lake, and used a variety of different lures and techniques to boat a limit.

After a great day with the guys from Tackle Warehouse in San Luis Obispo Zander and JIP make their way back to the Bay Area

Conclusion: Turns out we didn’t need that big fish to have a great day out, and as we finished up on the water one thing became clear, these guys are just like the rest of us… they love to fish. For Rich starting Tackle Warehouse was a way for him to be a part of an industry that he always had interest in, but what makes Tackle Warehouse so successful is the team’s understanding of what consumers really desire. The buyers get just as excited about a new reel or rod as we all do, and are eager to see how the product actually performs before committing to bring it into stock. We enjoyed spending time with the team, and look forward to the next phase in the company’s growth, as well as their expansion into new tackle products and marine categories.

We would like to thank Rich and his team for giving us an inside look at TW, as well as a glimpse into the future for the company.
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