While competing in the Bassmaster Northern Open at Douglas Lake in Dandridge TN The Weather Channel came to do a story on how bass fishing is impacted by weather. Learn how different conditions can impact bass fishing differently. Continue reading The Weather Channel: How Weather Impacts Bass Fishing
One quick internet search and you’ll see that the heart of the debate for years has been which body of water reigns supreme in the smallmouth fishing world: is it Simcoe, or is it Erie? And to be honest with you, that’s really the driving force behind the summer series. I wanted to see for myself which was the top dog. Continue reading Smallmouth Smackdown Part V: The Beast, Lake Simcoe
Happy Holidays! Are you wondering what to get the angler in your life? Well you’re in luck! Mark Zona, aka … Continue reading Zona Clause with an early gift!
If there’s one thing that’s true about smallmouth, it’s that they LOVE current. While many metropolitan areas might not be located near some of the powerhouse smallmouth factories you hear about all the time like Erie, Ontario, Pickwick, or St. Claire, most of them are near some sort of tributary/river system that hold big smallmouth. These fish might not match up in size to their cousins in the Great Lakes, but battling these fish in heavy current will demand focus and determination. Hooking a 4 pounder in the Susquehanna River is no exception. Hold on tight, and enjoy the ride!
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Have you ever looked closely at a stick of dynamite? It’s fairly small, thin, explosive. But if you look even closer, sometimes you’ll see things that make it unique from all the rest. Christine Pulliam is that stick of dynamite. Continue reading Meet My Mermaid.
A couple years ago I wrote an article that included a tip from a friend of mine about using a Carolina Rig to target deep smallies in summer. What I’ve found since then is that are a variety of presentations you can use to catch big smallmouth with a Carolina Rig, and the fall is no exception. When you think of fall fishing you think reaction baits, fish gorging themselves and generally being rather easy to catch. But sometimes fishing can be really tough, and that’s when these presentations can be really key to landing those GIANT smallmouth bass that people dream about! Continue reading Why you should Carolina Rig for Giant Smallies!
This has been one of the best years of my career, and with Fall fast approaching I plan to continue the momentum I have had going thus far right through to the end of the year. This is by far my favorite season because the fish get real aggressive, and it suits my style of fishing very well. The key to the big fish is that they want to eat one BIG meal, and they don’t want to work hard to get it. With that said, here are some tips that will help you decide where to target those fish, and details on what baits to throw, how to throw them, and when, so that you too can have the kind of dream season that people live for! Continue reading 5 Tips for Giant Fall Bass!
We arrived back at Union Springs with less than an hour of daylight when it occurred to me that this might be the perfect time for me to do the night fishing story that I’d been wanting to do for a couple weeks. And what we caught under that full moon was just heavenly. Continue reading Turn out the lights! How night fishing can produce GIANT bass!
By now most people have heard about how beautiful the Finger Lakes region of New York State is. The Cayuga and Seneca wine trails are spectacular, and the fall foliage can deliver some of the best countryside views you’ll ever experience. But what you may not have heard about is just how good the fishing has gotten at the largest of them, Cayuga Lake. Typically Cayuga is a known destination for trout anglers, but in the past two years this massive body of water has produced some giant largemouth bass. If you don’t know what to look for, unlocking it can be a daunting task for sure. But I’m going to show you what you need, where to go, how to present your baits, and even where to stay while you’re there, so that you’ll have an absolutely magical experience. Continue reading The Quickest Way To Catch a 20 Pound Sack At Cayuga Lake!
After spending my entire life chasing huge smallmouth in the Northeast, I picked six of the best fisheries and set … Continue reading Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part I, Lake Erie
The Upper Chesapeake Bay is home to some monster fish, but it’s not as easy as just launching your boat and flipping some docks. There are a lot of variables that need to be taken into consideration if you want to land a trophy! Continue reading Keys to unlocking GIANTS in the Upper Chesapeake Bay!
In an earlier post I introduced the facts of Barometric Pressure (BP) as they relate to fishing, and offered some tips as to how it may relate to behavior and eating habits for bass in North America. Here in part 2 of that piece I’m going to detail how Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass relate to different BPs and their changes at my favorite body of water and frequent stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series and host to the second Bass Pro Shops Northern Open trail for 2015, the legendary Lake Oneida in Syracuse NY. Continue reading The Science of Barometric Pressure, Part II
She just oozes “southern hospitality” with kindness that needs to be felt to believed. But make no mistake, Claire Ansley is not only (arguably) the hottest female angler on the planet, she just might be one of the best! Continue reading 5 In The Box with Claire Ansley!
Press Release from NYTBF Patrick Hildenbrand, age 37 from Red Hook, New York, ties the New York Smallmouth record while … Continue reading New State Record Smallmouth for New York comes from St. Lawrence River!
There’s some great news coming for people who’ve been waiting for a fishing game that simulated a real life fishing … Continue reading Travel to the Fishing Planet
This is a great time of year for bass fishing in North America. Many lakes, especially in the Northern area … Continue reading 3 Great Rod and Reel Combos for Prespawn Bass!
I was on the air this morning with my buddy Lee Rayburn from News/Talk 870 95.9 FM WHCU Ithaca, NY … Continue reading 2 Hot new products and where to get them first!
13 Fishing is a different kind of company, and when you combine the beauty of the Trick Shop it takes these products to a whole new level. Continue reading Why you should choose 13 Fishing.
The wins, the losses, on and off the water, corporate relationships – both the weddings and divorces, and everything in between. Continue reading Water Under The Bridge
Easy recipes that’ll make you the star this holiday season! Christmas is my favorite time of year for good food. … Continue reading Breakfast to Dessert: The Complete List of Christmas Food
The best system for storing your hooks. How long have you struggled with finding a way how to store your … Continue reading How To Store Your Fishing Hooks To Maximize Your Success
Just one more week until the winner of the #ItsRainingGear contest for 2015 is announced and one lucky winner takes … Continue reading #ItsRainingGear contest to award one lucky winner almost $3,000 in outdoor gear!