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.
In this episode we look back at some of the best moments during the 2010 Elite Series Tour.
The 2010 Elite Series presents tips and tricks from the pros. This is part two of a two part episode.
For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you'll recall that during each offseason, I'm after a personal best. Well, the time has come. I beat it! However, the record I broke wasn't my personal heaviest bass.
It's important to remember that these fish are still feeding heavily. With that in mind, I start with something that moves and elicits a reaction bite. For me that's a LaserLure crankbait. I want one that runs just a little deeper than the underwater structure and that matches the hatch.
I've had a number of interesting experiences at carwashes over the years, but with winter coming on there's one in particular that comes to mind.
Now they're even. Last year, Nicholas shot his first deer with a gun before Jackson. Both boys got deer during gun season, but Nicholas was first. Well, last weekend, Jackson shot his first buck with a bow before Nicholas. Don't get me wrong. We don't promote competition between the boys, but there's always a little razzing and one-upmanship that goes on between brothers, especially 13-year-old twins.