I’ve spent the last few days at the tackle trade show in Orlando talking to buyers and media from around the world about my sponsors’ new products for 2013. One item that’s getting a lot of attention is the Strike King Dream Shot, a 4-inch soft plastic drop-shot that my nephew Jonathon used to win the Green Bay Challenge two weeks ago. Strike King is one of the few lure companies that puts prototype lures in the hands of their pro staff for testing before releasing them to the public.
The 2012 ICAST show is underway and if the hardbait selections are any indication of what’s to come it’s going to be all about details.
I’m headed back to Florida for a week The Fourth of July holiday is over. We celebrated our country’s birthday by spending five days on Lake Guntersville with the family, the in-laws as well as the Martens family. It was fun. We went swimming, went kneeboarding and generally played around all day long. It was a much needed break from tournament competition. But that was last week.
Tomorrow night is the start of ICAST. Without going into every detail I’ll tell you it’s the biggest fishing show there is. Nearly every manufacturer in the industry will be there with new or improved products.
Man, am I looking forward to the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to spending Fourth of July with family and friends, and after that, I'll be headed to ICAST.
When I launched from Green Bay yesterday morning, all I could find was current, open water, bridges and big buildings. This place is something different; and after a full day on the water, I have caught exactly one 3-pound smallmouth bass.
Aaron Martens shows you how to tie one of the strongest knots an angler can use, the Uni slip knot, more commonly referred to as a Uni knot.
Fish aren’t the only thing that transition. We human anglers do it, too.
News and notes from Toledo Bend, and what to expect from La Crosse.
We made the four-hour drive from my home to Toledo Bend on Saturday. It was a pleasant drive without any problems. I like to get to the tournaments a day early whenever I can.