Post-spawn moving into the heat of summer can lead to some tough days on the water. When I need to slow things down a bit, one of my Go-To baits is a Xzone Fat Finesse worm or the Deception worm... Read More
Tossing a River2Sea Whopper Plopper is one of my favorite ways to target aggressive smallies. Skaneateles is a fun lake for sheer numbers and they will absolutely smash your topwater baits in the early dawn. I toss the Plopper when... Read More
The dog days of summer can lead to tough fishing just about anywhere, and Onondaga is no different. But I found some decent success on this lake pitching a wacky-rigged Senko under docks and around thick vegetation for some nice... Read More
One of my favorite places for big pre-spawn fish. You can get away with throwing a lot of baitfish imitating lures during this period, but my favorite way to target them is to slow roll a big paddletail in a... Read More
Find the bait! That was the #1 key to success for me in tracking down these feisty brown fish. In fact, I usually had my best success if I could find a pod of boats targeting perch and/or walleye. While... Read More
Started fishing docks but this time around they were not on or tight to the docks. Rather out in front or in the shade line of the docks chasing these huge balls of shad. They were suspended right under the... Read More
Oct 23, 2020: Water temp 46-48, stage 3.6 ft, flow 18,400 cfs
The fall bite is here on Pool 4 of the mighty Mississippi River. With low stage and flow, fish are spread out but are actively feeding. We enjoyed great... Read More
I had a blast fishing small swimbaits on Lake Weiss for the Hobie Bass Open Series. I had a bunch of success up shallow and over brush piles with a smeltinator jig head paired with the royal bluegill spark... Read More
The water was cooling 57 -60 degrees of water, some warmer water could still be found in some area. majority of the fish were caught on rock with worked erratically crankbaits in shallow water in 6 ft. of water.... Read More
Sudden drop in air temperature and relatively warm water temperature puts a fog on the surface of the water, indicating that a topwater bite is potentially on.
Fish flat, shallow areas ideally with sand and reeds present. Fishing... Read More
A "gem" of a twin cities lake, De Montreville offers a great opportunity to fish many different ways.
I have had luck on connecting with many largemouth bass on Texas rigs here. Sunfish quantity is very high on... Read More
Smallmouth tend to congregate both offshore and near steep drops onshore (particularly where shade and tall vegetation is abundant). "Jigs catch pigs" rings very true on this lake, especially green-pumpkin.
I prefer a lighter jig this time of the year here... Read More
Early in the morning and late in the evenings the fish begin schooling on long tapering points near brush piles. Look for fish busting on the surface and immediately get a top water or jerkbait in the school.
*SMALLMOUTH BASS** DES PLAINES RIVER** Tubes and flipping jigs. Wouldn’t let me change the species. Caught a few smb and a surprise pike today in a few holes. River was at a pretty normal level, bridges were our best spots... Read More