Kevin VanDam relies on water conditions, i.e. clarity and temperature to guide his power fishing.
As many of you know, I try to take advantage of my downtime. To me, that's very important. I spend time with my family, enjoy the holidays and do a lot of hunting. The late duck season just ended up here. Both boys got ducks this year. How's that for a successful year in the outdoors with your kids?
2009 had some memorable records made and broken, take a look.
Kevin VanDam proved why he is considered the best angler in the world. The 40th annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held on Lay Lake.
As you can see, Jackson got his first buck this year. It was the last day of muzzleloader season. We were hunting near a food plot when about 20 does wandered into an open field. We waited. I figured a buck would show at some point. Finally this one did.
Now's a great time to go fishing if you pick a good venue, choose the right day, dress properly and fish the right areas with the right baits.
I'm on my way back from a hunting trip in Kansas. Was it ever a trip! I shot a buck — eight points — that'll probably score somewhere around 145. That's not the biggest deer in the world, but it's respectable for an eight-pointer. I'm happy with it.
Simply getting a strike isn't good enough for me. I want the right kind of strike, the kind in which the bass gets the bait deep into its mouth and stays hooked up all the way to the boat.
Nicholas got his first buck. He was hunting with my brother-in-law, Russ Campbell, when, late in the day, just about the time they were thinking abut packing it in, a nice buck came into their area. Nicholas stayed calm, took his time and made a clean 130-yard shot with his muzzleloader. That's a heck of a shot for any hunter, much less a young man trying to kill his first buck.
Spinnerbaits are a staple in every successful angler's tacklebag. As every angler knows, they'll catch bass right out of the package. At times, however, small modifications will make a big difference in your catch.