Wintertime warm-up Anglers find fish in shadow of power plant
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
GENTRY -- Russ Tonkinson uttered the magic word while a bass pulled his line at Swepco Lake. "Net. I'm going to need a net." The unseen denizen of the deep walked Tonkinson from one side of the boat to the other. This was one brute the angler from Rogers didn't want to lose. When Tonkinson coaxed the largemouth bass to the surface, the big fish put on a leaping show on the port side of the aluminum boat. His fishing buddy slid a net underneath and Tonkinson lifted a 4-pounder from the mesh. Words of wisdom: Always take a good-sized net on wintertime trips to Swepco Lake.