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Roger Stegall's Pro Guide Service
Guide: Roger Stegall
County Road 256, House #85
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: 662-808-2184
Email: rogstegall@fishpickwick.com
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If you ever watch a fishing show on Saturday morning then sooner or later you’ll see Pickwick Lake highlighted as a must visit bass haven.  I’ve never seen so many bass on a fish finder in my life.  The lake is crawling with them.  In four hours the three of us boated nearly 40 with Taylor and I landing our best catch of the trip (21 total bass) ranging in size from 1 to 4 lbs.  For a couple of casual weekend fishermen to catch 21 bass in four hours is unheard of – especially in light that we didn’t even get on the water until 7:30AM and the temperatures were in the high 90’s.  I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed with a bass guide than I was with Roger Stegall.  He navigated us to a couple of the most unlikely of places to catch a fish – and we simply hammered them.  The best largemouth fishing day of my life.  If your group can boat 40 largemouth bass in the hottest part of the summer at mid day, then I can only imagine what this place must be like in the spring and fall.  I’m coming back here.

On a fatigue note – we are dragging today.  Yesterday was a doubleheader day that included Kentucky and Tennessee so we didn’t hit the pillow until midnight. 

We got off the Pickwick waters at 11:45AM and were on the road again at noon – heading for Caddo Lake in far western Louisiana – a 425 mile drive.  Tomorrow is a much awaited day as we will enter the Louisiana cypress swamps in the morning and conclude our day on Texas’s Lake Fork – which by most is America’s #1 largemouth bass lake.

Today we passed the 3000 mile mark and the two of us are doing well – we just need a bit more sleep and a laundry mat.

Happy Father’s Day!


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