"Catching fish is first finding them. As we have told you, any lake is mostly empty water. We have urged you to visualize this. Do it now. Then we told you, and we will keep on telling you, it is the bottom of the lake that is important. Fish ON the bottom. This is the "90%" way."
After severe storms and 3/4 inch of rain yesterday, today was north winds at 13-16 mph, rising barometer, and falling air temps through the afternoon. With fairly clear water at 46 degrees, I wasn't sure what to expect. Surprisingly, the fish were moving well, and I managed nearly 2 dozen bass including several that were pretty nice (2>4 lbs., 1>5 lbs.). Thanks Buck!
"For decades, when the “Father of Structure Fishing,” Buck Perry, tried to drill it into our heads that fishing structure was a relatively easy equation, no one could understand why certain species inhabited different types of specific locations. But Perry was way ahead of his time and passed on these theories we live by today.
The Lindner's understood the mechanics of edges better than anyone and were mopping up on fish where ever their fishing caravan took them. Fishing Facts Magazine and In-Fisherman were the angling Bibles of the industry for ions and they filled our heads full of ideas and theories that have created the foundation of why we put so much emphasis on locating and fishing edges of structure."
"Although above-water observations may show areas of fish-attracting cover, in my estimation they are secondary to the one thing that would probably have more to do with my fishing results than anything else."
"This is something I wrote in 1971. It is starting to show up in the collectors market. I don't remember the size of the print run, but it was't much. It was the time of the beginning of catch and release, so there were fewer stringer shots.This is still a very deadly way to fish for pike."
- Ron Lindner
"In-Fisherman's Ron Lindner developed a technique many years ago that I still use today for deep water spinner bait angling. He developed two deadly baits called the Lindy Spin and the Squirrel Spin. They were smaller versions of southern spinner baits, but designed for both spinning and bait casting set-ups. He believed that fish would chase his spinner bait if it was pumped up and down in deep water, like a helicopter taking off and landing. He called his technique "flutter fishing." Northern magazines picked up on it and before long, Ron was selling Lindy Spins as fast as he could make them."