First of all, we should cover the best time of year to use the float-and-fly. After years and years of using the method, I've determined that it works best whenever the water temperature is below 55 degrees.
Back when we were all kids, our mothers and fathers used to tell us to get an education because, "They can't take it away from you, no matter what." I'm telling you the same thing today. Of course, your parents were talking about your lessons at school. I'm talking about learning how to catch fish.
Gerald Swindle in the Veteran's day parade in Birmingham Alabama
Fishing for fall bass can be confusing. These fish migrate back into creeks this time of year, following schools of shad and feeding ravenously to build energy reserves for winter. But as the baitfish roam around, the bass do likewise, and finding and staying in the action can be mystifying for some anglers.
Interview with Manabu Kurita, potential world record holder. Part one of a two part episode.
This episode is a recap of the 2009 Elite Series tour.
The last Central Open of the year was a study in spinnerbaits and plastics, time management, fish management and nerves. For the second time this year in the same division, two anglers this time it was Edwin Evers and Mark Smith tied for first place, making a fourth day on the water necessary.
Winter bass and swimbaits are not often talked about in the same conversation. That's too bad because there's a lot of unexplored territory out there. There are winter patterns and effective coldwater swimbaits that have yet to be discovered, patterns and swimbaits that just might make big changes in your winter fishing.