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Going smaller can yield big fishing results

July 15, 2012
By Walt Young , The Altoona Mirror

Summertime fishing can be a time of plenty or an exercise in frustration, depending on what you are fishing for and when, where and how you do it. Bass, of course, are the game fish that are the most synonymous with the hot and sometimes humid days of summer. Both largemouths and smallmouths do fine in the tepid water temperatures so typical of this time of year, but during the summer, bigger bass tend to be easier to catch during the low-light periods of dusk or dawn or after dark. And for bass anglers, those are also the most pleasant times to be on the water, especially during the heat wave we have experienced in recent weeks.

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