Smallmouth Smackdown Part V:  The Beast, Lake Simcoe

Smallmouth Smackdown Part V: The Beast, Lake Simcoe

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

Advertisements
An inside look at #ItsRainingGear 2015

An inside look at #ItsRainingGear 2015

#ItsRainingGear (IRG) is back and by now I’m sure you’ve seen a little bit about it, but maybe you’re wondering how it started or what all these prizes are about. So to begin with, IRG originated in 2014 during discussions with the marketing team at Stormr. We wanted to give away some product but they thought it would be really cool if I could bring together some of the great companies that had supported me that year to deliver a MASSIVE giveaway to one lucky winner, and it was packed with some pretty cool stuff. This year we decided to do it again and we got some really incredible support. Eastern Mountain Sports is probably the biggest addition to the group, being one of the largest outdoor retailers in the United States. G2 Gemini, Navionics, Vexilar, and Elite Tungsten are all back again and are joined this year by Lazer Trokar, Wright McGill, Yo-Zuri, Slop Frog Baits, Montauk Tackle Company, and one of-if not THE-premiere smallmouth guide in Upstate NY Bill Lortz of NY Northcountry Bassin. It’s a HUGE package of prizes worth over $2,500 that’ll arrive to one lucky winner before the 2015 Holiday Season. So what’s inside? Continue reading An inside look at #ItsRainingGear 2015

Why Brian Robison is an ALL-Pro on the field AND the water!

Why Brian Robison is an ALL-Pro on the field AND the water!

Millions of fans cheer Brian Robison for terrifying opposing quarterbacks, and at 6-3, 259, there’s plenty of cause for that. But pay attention to his hooksetting sack dance and you’ll see that under the purple and gold jersey, number 96 is fisherman just like you and me. Continue reading Why Brian Robison is an ALL-Pro on the field AND the water!

Keys to giant bass at New York’s Black Lake!

Keys to giant bass at New York’s Black Lake!

I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent fishing and studying Black Lake. Situated in St. Lawrence County in Northern New York, it’s the site of the first tournament I ever fished, the first fishing trip I ever took, and the very first entry of my fishing weather journal. I have had incredibly good days there, that have been followed by the worst finishes I have ever had since I started fishing tournaments. For whatever reason, this lake has just not been kind to me when the whistle blows and it’s go time.
Continue reading Keys to giant bass at New York’s Black Lake!