Strike King and I have been working together on four new baits for 2013, and three of them could be real factors in the Classic.
The pre-Christmas period is a good time to give your boat attention before winter sets in.
Several Bassmaster Classic qualifiers are headed to Grand Lake this week before the off-limits period, but I decided to stay home. Practicing works for a lot of guys, especially those who have never been there. I tend to shy away from visiting these lakes too far ahead of the tournament. I’ve fished Grand many times, so I know it pretty well. But it makes sense for guys like my nephew, Jonathon, who has never seen the lake and will benefit from getting a look at what’s there.
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This is a big week for me and it has nothing to do with fishing. Thursday was the opener of our deer firearms season and the bucks are chasing does. Although it’s the gun season, you can still hunt with a bow, something I really love. I went with my sons a few times during the early archery season. We saw some deer but didn’t take a shot. We’re not seeing the deer we saw a few years ago. Our numbers are down here in southern Michigan due to the EHD virus that has hit us the past couple of years.
We’re having a warming trend here in Michigan this week which brings me to a pattern that a lot of anglers overlook.
It’s fall cranking time in parts of the country where the bass and shad are moving into the backs of the creeks.
Bass are starting to move into the creeks on most of our lakes as they begin to feed up prior to winter. There are five things I look for to tell me when and where to find fish this time of year.
It may be the fall fishing season but it’s also a time when Elite Series pros are busy working with sponsors.
With all due respect to the great fishing in the South, there is nothing I like better than fishing for smallmouth in Michigan this time of year.