Grass, or more generally vegetation, is the lifeblood of a lake or river as far as fishing is concerned.
I’m sitting in my son’s johnboat on Lake Guntersville this morning thinking about things in between bites. I can’t help but look at the sport of fishing, where we started and where we’re headed. It’s incredible to me.
Fish are fish but that’s where the similarity ends when it comes to largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. In my experience they’re two very different kinds of fish, and it takes two very different approaches to catch them.
I thought this might be a good time to take a look back at how things went this year. I know I learned a lot that’ll help me in the future, and maybe some of it will help you.
This is a true week for rest and relaxation. I’ve made it to the Classic. Basically, my fishing season is over. I’ll spend some time on the water and with sponsors but for the next few days at least it’ll be family, friends, football and fishing the mats on Guntersville.
What a week! I qualified for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on my home lake. That’s a big deal. I sure didn’t want to sit that one out if I could help it.
I’m doing something this afternoon you won’t see me doing very often. I’m fishing way offshore, and I do mean way offshore.
This last tournament on the St. Lawrence River was about as frustrating an experience as I can remember. I was on fish. They were in my area. They did not end up in my boat. I did not make a cut.
Last week I said we’d talk a little about smallmouth bass from a Florida angler’s perspective. I’m on the St. Lawrence River right now hunting them. Here’s how I’m going about doing that.
I know it’s still technically summer but around the Lane house it’s starting to feel like fall. As I put this column together, I’m getting the kids ready for football practice and cheerleading practice.