I’d say that about as many bass have been caught on plastics as everything else combined. And they’ve probably caused more frustration than everything else combined. Many anglers believe that’s just part of plastics fishing but they’re wrong.
Changing hooks on your crankbaits is often a great idea, but only if you do it right.
You can have the best school of bass in the lake all to yourself for the whole day but still do poorly if you don’t hook your fish and get them to the boat.
I don’t think enough attention is paid to hooks, and especially to their design, by anglers. Let’s face it, if you don’t stick ’em, nothing else matters.
Too many anglers think of a Power-Pole as a bedding bass tool. They figure if they don’t fish much for bedding bass it isn’t worth the cost. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As I write this I’m sitting in 34th place in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings. That’s most certainly not where I want to be.
Last week was great, absolutely fantastic. Becky, Vegas and I spent a few days at a motel near Douglas Lake just kickin’ back and enjoying life.
While I didn’t win at last weekend's Elite tournament, I am happy that two of the guys who did - Brandon Palaniuk and Britt Myers - used my Rapala baits.
I was up with Randy VanDam (Kevin’s brother) at the D & R Sports Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan a couple of weeks ago doing seminars and the response was overwhelming.
OK guys, it’s time for Going Ike, my new TV show, to get rolling. It’s a chance for you to participate by submitting your favorite ocean, lake, river or stream to be featured on one of our shows. And it’s a chance for you to see me fishing without a net.