BISMARCK, N.D. - They would not win a popularity contest in North Dakota but they are fun to catch and you have plenty of options to chase them in the state.
World Walleye Champion Johnnie Candle is talking about largemouth and smallmouth bass in this weeks Pro's Pointer.
Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & ND Fishing Hall of Famer:
"That's definitely not a walleye but it sure was fun to catch! If I asked anyone in North Dakota what they primarily fish for without a doubt most would say it's a walleye but North Dakota has a huge variety of bass fishing opportunities. For largemouth bass we have places like Nelson Lake, New Johns Lake and the McClusky Canel and Lake Metigosche.
For smallmouth bass Lake Sakakawea is nearly impossible to beat also the Jamestown Reservoir and Lake Ashtabula are great options as well and I'm sure I left out many other opportunities. Bass fishing uses a unique Vernacular also.
Spinning reels are referred to as egg beaters.
We catch fish on lure like jackhammers and whopper floppers is really fun to say and this lure right here is called a t.r.d.I'm going to let you put those letters together. Even though I make my living fishing for walleye there is absolutely nothing wrong with a few days out of the schedule to go chase some fish without teeth.
I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this weeks Pro's Pointer."
Next Week, Johnnie "flips out," well, he actually does't, but the reel he is using certainly does.