From The StarTribune
I’ll never forget the first bass I caught on a football jig, it literally changed me forever. For whatever reason it didn’t come easy to me, perhaps it was because I was so green that I can recall flipping Maynard’s boat docks on Minnesota’s, Lake Minnetonka with a football jig, definitely not the best choice in a jig but as I said, nothing ever came easy to me.
Though and behold, I did manage to put two and two together and remember like it was yesterday my first bass that I clothes-lined with a ½ oz. football head. I was on Cook’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka’s west end. Lowrance Structure Scan wasn’t available just yet and I was forced to try to figure out where these hard bottom areas were by studying my Navionics Mapping Chip and actually fishing all the underwater points and humps. What a concept right? Actually needing to fish to practice! A lot has changed in just a few short years; I’m surprised I ever managed to catch fish without my Structure Scan. Read More