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During The Off Season

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January 31, 2013
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This is the time of year that you can spend getting all your things prepared for the next season.

I clean everything out of my boat and bring it inside where I can sort through everything.

I go through all my tackle and re-sort everything back to being organized: All my deep-diving crankbaits go together, spinnerbaits go together, jigs, hooks, weights and so on.

I fix any broken baits or discard them if they're not repairable. I do the same with all my rods and reels, repairing and lubing them.

Then I decide what I need to buy to have for the upcoming season.

Next, I do the same with my boat. I clean everything thoroughly and inspect for any repairs that need to be made and get that done.

Make sure to check wheel bearings on the trailer. They need to be cleaned and lubed at least once a year.

After all this work has been done, then you can start preparing for the upcoming season by studying information on the lakes you will be fishing. I like to watch videos and read books on all the new techniques that come out every year so that I may try new things to be more productive. Going to the sports shows can be a good way to find new things coming out that you might want to try. At www.bassmaster.com, there’s a video series called “Ultimate Tips and Techniques Series” presented by Bassmaster University that includes a separate DVD for each fishing technique. At www.basspro.com, you can also purchase DVDs on different techniques and even different lakes.

If you do all these things, when spring hits you will be ready to hit the water and put your newly organized boat and knowledge to use to fill up those livewells.

Fish Hard & Be Patient,
Herb Nagy

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Herb Nagy
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Home: Harrisonville, MO
Family:
(wife) Latersa, (sons) Michael, James, Jacob, (daughter) Ashley
Hobbies:
Fishing, hunting, camping and restoring classic cars
Boat:
Nitro Z-9 CDC with Mercury 250 Pro XS

Angling Stuff

Favorite Technique: Spinnerbait then a jig or plastic
Fishing Strength:
Being patient and changing up when the bite is tough
Favorite Lake:
Truman Lake, Missouri
Favorite Species
Fished:
Bass
Likes to Fish:
Any body of water that has fish

Career Highlights

Fishing all my life and 7 years Bass tournament fishing
40 Top-10 finishes with 25 being in the Top 25
Nitro State Team since 2009
3rd & 4th place finishes in final points standing in the All-Seasons Buddy Bass
11th place finish on Lake of the Ozarks allowing me to qualify for the National Championship on Kentucky Lake
20th & 25th place finishes in final points standing in the Anglers in Action
Fishing Anglers in Action team, Solo Pro Series and USA Bassin
5th place in points for the USA Bassin Truman Lake Fall Division allowing me to qualify for the State championship on Lake of the Ozarks
Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff member

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