Life's been good lately. I didn't make it to St. Clair like I planned. It's just too far of a drive when Lake Erie is only a little over two hours away. It was a great trip despite the windy conditions.
It's funny how anglers can get so geeked up about an upcoming fishing trip that we play it out in our minds as to how we're going to catch them. When I'm headed out on a fun fishing trip to a place I haven't been for awhile, I have an idea of how I think — and hope — I'm going to catch them. But it doesn't always work out that way.
It pays to think "outside the box" when assessing how and when to use lures.Many baits are stereotyped for specific situations, and in the case of soft plastics, that includes how we rig them.
This week is a busy week, speaking-wise. I spoke last night down in Temple, Texas, to a new tournament organization called the Faith Angler Network, which is a family-oriented, Christian tournament group.
The constant in my fishing pattern is change in strategy and baits. We all need to keep change in mind when we're on the water. The same thing doesn't always work.
This is a special week for me. It's time to go smallmouth fishing in northern Michigan. I feel sorry for my bass fishing buddies who live in the South and don't get to experience what we enjoy every fall. Let me put it in perspective: Michigan's fall smallmouth fishing is like the first day of deer season, the opening of the NFL and your birthday all wrapped in one. It's that extraordinary.
I'm always looking for the perfect hook to match my presentation and the cover I'm fishing. That's never truer than it is with crankbaits.
In this episode of Bassmaster University, Elite Series pro Denny Brauer breaks down flipping and pitching and answers viewer questions.
The 2010 Elite Series presents tips and tricks from the pros. This is part one of a two part episode.
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