Choosing the Right Rod: Choose Wisely

By Pete Rogers Few anglers are as particular about their equipment as are bass anglers and perhaps fly fishermen.  With the array of lure options out there to catch the same fish, bass anglers have amassed an assortment of rods…

The fish of 10,000 casts? Not at Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri

By Brent Frazee Jim “Coach” Wilson fits the description of a crusty, old muskie guide. His hands are weathered and scarred from years of battling the toothy critters. And he has the aches and pains of a man who has…

So You Want to Be a Fishing Star

  By Capt. Steve Chaconas Ready for publicity? To “afford” to be a pro bass angler, you need sponsors!  Acquiring and maintaining sponsors is usually predicated on how much publicity you can get.   Skeeter/Yamaha pro, James Charlesworth left Woodbridge…

Early Fall Lake Erie Walleye with Sea Breeze Charters 

By Richard Hines After a short ride out of the harbor, my long-time friend and fishing partner John Phillips said, “We should be about 2 miles offshore by now.”  All this water and it was still only 14 feet deep!…

Powering Up Drop Shots

By Capt. Chaconas My shallow water drop shotting version is “reverse engineering.” Normally American technology goes to Japan and comes back smaller and more efficient. I’ve taken the Japanese style of drop shotting; fishing deeper, lighter line, smaller “eye-appealing” baits,…

Man The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!! 

By Capt. Steve Chaconas Someday paleontologists will unearth cave drawings of pre-historic prop baits. This often-neglected artificial-artifact dating back to the late 1800’s might be gathering dust in tackle boxes, but prop baits can still create a buzz. Simplicity might…

A Culinary Mack Attack

By Mark Fike Years ago I was doing a write up on a charter boat business in Virginia and I had my first bite of Spanish mackerel. I had arrived at the dock a bit early and I was chatting…

Fishing the Jumps

Photo by Brent Frazee When wolf packs of white bass push shad to the surface in the heat of summer, guides such as Gene Pearcy experience some of the best fishing of the year. By Brent Frazee There are only…

Iconic Lures Are Still Catching Fish

 By Ed Wall It’s a tribute to the power of marketing in a free enterprise system that certain products can be identified just by their brand names. Simply say “Model T,” “Kleenex” or “Pepsi” and folks know exactly what you’re…

A Weighty Matter

By Capt. Chaconas Culling, time away from fishing or a move up in the money?  Often mentioned…rarely discussed, culling mechanics make the difference in a sport of ounces.  Classic contender and FLW Championship finalist, BASSCAT/MERCURY pro John Crews turns on…

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