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.
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.
After a very rough event at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week, I headed south to Springfield, Mo., to participate in Tracker Marine’s Media Days at Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake.
Don't let the wheels fall off just because your primary pattern let you down.
After a couple of weeks of doing promotional work, it’s time to turn my attention to the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week that kicks off next week.