HARRISBURG –– As sure as the rivers will recede and the waters will clear, bass anglers will soon be cranking up another summer of action with one of the most popular baits ever invented for smallmouth and largemouth fishing. High, muddy water is still making many of the productive bass rivers…
HARRISBURG — With a name like Rod Bates, one would have little choice of becoming anything other than a fisherman. "I’m not really sure when I began fishing, but I’m glad my parents exposed me to fishing at an early age," Bates said during a preseason bass outing on the Susquehanna River. "I…
From the moment we reach the bank of the Susquehanna River, the memories begin to flow by like the mud-tinged green water. Time blurs back to scenes of the 1950s. In my mind, a burr-headed, 8-year-old boy and his father stand on twin rocks jutting into the Sandusky River in north-central Ohio and…
WORLD RECORD FISH   ANGLER: Rod Bates LOCATION: Lake Guri / Venezuela SPECIES: Peacock Bass ROD & REEL: Bass Pro Shop Johnny Morris Signature Series 6/6 MH Rod and 2500 Series Reel LINE: Bass Pro Shop Tourney Tough     These fish were caught while fishing with Roy's Fishing Outfitters in…