Fishermen in this tournament experienced considerable water level fluctuations which made the conditions tough, at one point the water level was close to 9 feet higher than normal, but Hackney continued his impressive year as one of only two anglers who have earned prize money in all six tournaments this year.
Brandon Card with 64 lbs 3 oz was close on Hackney's heels, but couldn't muster an upgrade to surpass Hackney.
Check out Bassfest Lake Texoma By The Numbers for the details.
Fishermen around the country know that fish respond to lunar phases of the moon and fishing can be much better during certain times of the month. Learn the best fishing times and make the most out of your time on the water.
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The lunar fishing calendar predicts a general fishing forecast based on moon phases, sunrise, and sunset data. Local conditions, weather fronts, and barometric pressure can also affect fish activity. Many experienced fishermen keep a journal detailing weather information to help determine the patterns and fishing strategies that work best for different seasons and weather scenarios.
Good luck, and remember that "a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work"!
All bass fishermen have a dream of tangling with an 8 plus pound largemouth, but fish this size are rarely caught by most anglers. Many pro bass fishermen and serious weekend warriors believe that the moon's affect is most pronounced during the late winter and the start of the spring, and the best fishing days are prior to a full moon just before spawning really kicks off. Increase your chances of catching a wall-hanger largemouth and consult solunar fishing tables during the spring and then go and wet a line!
Fishing in the tidal Spartina grass flats of the south eastern US during the summer time can be very exciting as long as you plan your fishing trips based on the moon. The tide is perfect for tailing redfish during full moon and new moon periods. The fish will swim into very shallow water in the marsh grass looking for fiddler grabs, shrimp, mullet and mud minnows. Check out these awesome pictures of fishing in the grass.