If you’re a duck hunting purist, and feel that setting up a spread of decoys and skillfully calling in a flock of mallards to your spread is a sacred art form that is paramount above all else then you should probably turn back now because what follows is none of that!
It was my 8th cast of Sunday morning, not even three minutes after lines in and she smoked the chatterbait. Not a giant, but a 15.75-inch smallmouth on the board that early was a good sign and I was pumped. A feeling that would quickly fade as the day went on. Maybe I should back … Continue reading Day Two Struggles in Maine
I realized that many anglers…. correction, MOST anglers don’t know how to practice!
I was pretty irked. If i just said no, they probably would have kept on walking. This got me thinking, am I too honest to be a fisherman?
Budgets! We all have them (or should have them) and following them can be an issue at times. Some tournament anglers are sponsored, but even they still have a budget they have to follow. It doesn’t matter if your budget for the season is in the tens of thousands or in the hundreds, we all … Continue reading The Dreaded Fishing Budget
Where and what should I fish in 2020? How should I decide what events to do and how do I best allocate my resources? Your situation will be different than mine, so you may be forced to make different decisions and sacrifices.
Now I’m not here to tell you what the hot baits are right now, I’m not going to tell you what new products are hitting the market that every angler must have, and I’m not going to tell you what you should buy. This article isn’t even for someone who fishes. This is a guide on HOW to shop for the serious angler.
Round lake was shaping up to be an interesting event. It is a very small lake, only 330 acres. This year it looked like we would have close to 20 anglers so we were going to be packed into that little lake like sardines.
My alarm went off and I made my first cast. It only took a few minutes and I was hooked up. A nice 16.25-inch largemouth and I was on the board at 7:06! This was shaping up just how I expected.
I competed at the Lake Erie Open in 2018 and had finished well. I had found some main lake smallmouth, but did most of my fishing in the bay. This year I felt I really needed to stick to the main lake and get on those giant smallmouth. This thinking would soon come back to haunt me.