There are a lot of lakes where a true popper will scare the heck out of the bass but that's not the case on the TVA chain stretching across north Alabama, where the Pop-R and similar chugger type lures have almost a cult following among topwater anglers.
Things are about to start looking up for Alabama bass anglers. As the water cools and the fish head toward the shallows for a fall feed, lures that zip along the surface become effective, and also give the sort of adrenalin shot that keeps many out on the water. And while "froggin" makes all the news around North Alabama at this time of year, the truth of the matter is that buzzbaits are often more effective.
Captain Mike Carter reports from Guntersville that storm winds and rain knocked back some of the prime mat conditions on the lake that promise good fall frog fishing, but said he expects the cover to be in good shape by the Snagproof Frog Open tournament slated for the 17th. He said cooling water is creating the right conditions for some fall lunker fishing with Choo Choo Lures swimjigs over weed pockets and the big Bull Wake Shad topwaters over scattered grass early and late.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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