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Biting Cold

SEASON NOT OFFSEASON FOR AREA BASS ANGLERS

Posted: January 30, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Matt Pennington of Fayetteville wrangles a largemouth bass into his boat while fishing near a dock on Beaver Lake. Fishing near docks can be productive during winter, Pennington said. He prefers large baits and a slow presentation to get bass to strike in cold water.

There’s a good reason why Matt Pennington bundles up and goes bass fishing in the middle of winter.

AT A GLANCE

WALMART FLW TOUR 2014 SCHEDULE

Feb. 6-9, Lake Okeechobee,

Clewiston, Fla.

March 6-9, Lake Hartwell,

Seneca, S.C.

March 27-30, Sam Rayburn

Reservoir, Lufkin, Texas

April 10-13, Beaver Lake,

Prairie Creek park

June 5-8, Pickwick Lake,

Florence, Ala.

June 26-29, Kentucky Lake,

Paris, Tenn.

Aug. 14-17, Lake Murray

(Forrest Wood Cup),

Columbia, S.C.

SOURCE: FLW OUTDOORS

BEAVER LAKE BLACK BASS

Beaver Lake is home to the

three species of black bass.

Largemouth bass, smallmouth

bass and spotted bass all

inhabit the reservoir.

Largemouth and smallmouth

bass must be 15 inches or

longer to keep at Beaver

Lake. There is no length limit

on spotted bass, also called

Kentucky bass. The combined

daily black bass limit is six.

SOURCE: ARKANSAS GAME & FISH COMMISSION

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