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A Fork and a Big Spoon for Late Summer Bass

A Fork and a Big Spoon for Late Summer Bass
A Fork and a Big Spoon for Late Summer Bass

Perusing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's fishing report earlier this month, one of the techniques producing a few good bass at Lake Fork – the use of flutter spoons – caught my eye.

And brought a smile to my face as I recalled a conversation that Major League Fishing angler Kelly Jordon and I had a couple of years ago about the technique that he helped to unveil to the world several years ago while fishing on Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Match Fishing.

"Yeah, it was one of my deals (back then) and I didn't show (it to) anybody," said Jordon, a Flint, Texas, resident. "I didn't talk to anybody (about it) or give them a spoon (to try). I thought 'I'll keep this quiet because at times, it rocked the world.'"

But eventually, it was time for KJ to let the world know that when it came to deep bass in the summer months, the flutter spoon can be a rock star.

"When I got on Ultimate Match Fishing with that, I got on this group of fish and that was the only way that I could catch them," lamented Jordon. "I couldn't catch them cranking, I couldn't catch them stroll casting. It was the first time I've seen deep bass that wouldn't bite a crankbait. But they wouldn't.

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