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A Top 5 Must-Have List for Fishing From Woo Daves

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July 3, 2014
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Fishing Pro Woo Daves likes Bass Pro Shops fishing tackle and NITRO bass boats.

Over the years, bass fishing has become a more technical game and each year seems to have even more innovative fishing equipment to use and new techniques to try. Here are five of my must-haves for fishing. Hope these help you as much as they have helped me be a better angler.

1. Great Electronics: That is why I use the Raymarin E Series fishfinders with its hybrid touch, as it gives you awesome 3D graphics and instantaneous chart release. And with the chirp technology, you get the best bottom reading by far of any unit on the market.

2. A Durable and Quite Trolling Motor: My MotorGuide Tour Edition trolling motor with the Verimax. I can fish longer and faster with my MotorGuide than any other motor on the market. It has the greatest battery life going, and that is a must on the bass trail.

3. A Tough and Reliable Performance Bass Boat:  My NITRO Z8 bass boat with my Mercury 250 Optimax. I get there faster and smoother, burning less gas than any other combination on the market. My Z8 fishes like a dream. It's one of the best fishing boats on the market.

4. A Realistic Super-soft Plastic Bait: Just take a peek into your favorite tournament angler's tackle box, and start counting the Zoom bags. I want every Zoom bait made because there are more fish caught on Zoom baits than all other lures put together, and I don’t want to be left out of the ballpark. Most of my Zoom baits are going to be green pumpkin.

5. Hight Performance Rod and Reel: I need a rod that transmits vibrations instantly and is lightweight with great hook-set power. Add a lightweight reel with dual braking system and carbon fiber recurve handle you've got the perfect tournament set-up. My fishing combo of choice, the  CarbonLite Bass Pro Shops rods and reels.  I'll use Bass Pro Shops fluorocarbon fishing line, and now I’m ready to kick some bass.

by Woo Daves


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Woo Daves

Home: Spring Grove, Virgina
(wife) Patty, (children) Wendy, Chris, Dave and Bob
Collecting arrowheads, saltwater fishing and hunting
: Nitro


Angling Stuff

Favorite Technique: Plastic worm, using a spinning rod, w/light line and finesse fishing
Fishing Strength:
Finesse fishing shallow water and docks in tough conditions
Favorite Lake:
Thousand Island, NY
Favorite Species Fished
Bass and Smallmouth bass
Likes to Fish:
Saltwater fishing on the Eastern Shore of Virgina and catch flounder, red drum and black drum
Circuits Fishing: BASS Opens, Fishers of Men and local tournaments


Career Highlights

Fishing 50 years
20 1st Tournament Finishes
2000 Bassmaster Classic World Champion
17 time Bassmaster Classic qualifier
50 Top-10 Bassmaster Classic Tournament Trail finishes5 Bassmaster event
5 Bassmaster event wins
2012 Finished 3rd in Northern BassMaster's James River Open
2011 Qualified and finished 10th in PAA All-Star Championship
2009 Inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
2006 Finished 4th in Northern Smith Mt., VA Bassmaster's Open
2004 Finished 3rd in points for the Northern Bassmaster's Open Division
2003 Winner of the Mustad Ultra Point/Bass Pro Shop Classic
2002 Winner of Norther Bassmaster's Hudson River Open
1999 & 2000 Angler of the Year at Bassmaster's Eastern Invitationals
1991 Winner of Illinois Bassmaster Invitational
1991 Winner of Pro-Am Teams Points Championship
1974, 1976 and 1977 Winner of the Virginia B.A.S.S. Federation State Championship
Selected as a Road Warrior for USA Today
I work with the Super Kids on the south side of Virginia
I am involved with Pro-Am Teams' Piers For Handicapped Fishermen Program - four piers already built.
Host of the Annual Burrowsville /NASCAR / Wounded Warriors Fishing Tournament. September 2011 was our 20th year.
Produced six Bass fishing videos and DVD's.

Feelings on Tournament Fishing:

Tournament fishing creates a great competitive atmosphere, which requires you to use your physical and mental skills to the fullest. It also allows you to develop friends nationwide.  Throughout the years of tournament fishing, I've personally had the opportunity to meet a tremendous amount of people and I have learned many fishing techniques on different lures and different structures.

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