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Ten Tips for Fallen Trees

Updated: February 1, 2007, 3:09 AM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER Magazine, Feb. 2007
A magical series of fallen trees lying in 5 feet of water along the shoreline in pockets located near Lake Wylie's Catawba River channel provided Takahiro Omori with his biggest career moment to date — victory in the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.

A lone pecan tree stretching from 4 to 15 feet of water on the bank of a Red River oxbow surrendered an estimated 40 bass and a winning weight of nearly 36 pounds to O.T. Fears in a Bassmaster Central Open in fall 2000.

In December 2005, Mike McClelland's entire catch of 46 pounds, 9 ounces came from four textbook trees protruding from the bank on the Alabama River where the channel swings close to the shoreline. Those laydowns produced enough bass to give him the Bassmaster Open Championship title and a trip to the Classic.

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