Best line for spinning, then baitcasting, monofilament, fluorocarbon or Braid?
For spinning and baitcasting it's fluorocarbon because it's dense and it sinks. It means better action to the lures.
Hey Ike, any recommendations for fishing northeast rivers for smallmouth at below 40 degree temps?
I use a tube jig, it's really versatile. It can imitate baitfish or crawfish!
What do you do different to catch big fish over a limit? or vice versa
I use a bigger bait. The theory is big bait = big bass and it's true. So I'll go to a big bait.
What are your top 2 topwater baits to use
My favorite two are a popper and a walking bait. A Rapala X Pop and the walking is a Rapala Skitter Walk.
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What's your favorite way to catch all those 5lb bass at Champlain
I've caught big smallmouth with a giant spinnerbait-a 1-oz chartreuse spinnberbait with small chartreuse blades
what knot do you tie with flurocarbon line
I tie one knot, an improved clinch knot because there's less burn with that knot when you cinch it down.
Ever had a day on the water where nothing went as planned? how'd you bounce back from that?
Yeah! Almost every day! I can't remember the last a day of fishing went as planned.
More stuff to go in your barn someday? Along with your velvet painting "All this from fishing"? :-)
Rapala DT series because you can easily figure out what depth of crankbait to throw
I love my DT's. I got some of your old school colors
Rapala DT is Ike's favorite crankbait pic.twitter.com/Yf68kUVK
Excited to see you fish the Classic - good luck! Do you think there will be a home lake advantage? How r u feeling
Thank you for the confidence! Winter style fits my fishing. Home lake advantage sometimes hurts more than helps.
Do you throw spoons occasionally when competing? If so what kind?
I do throw spoons. I throw structure spoons, it's bigger concave-style, in the summer when they're off deep water. Or a more traditional, slab spoon when the fish are really deep & I need a vertical presentation, such as in winter.