Over the last 5-10 years or so, the kayak fishing industry has really started to blossom and grow. Whether your choice is to paddle a Jackson Kilroy or Mayfly, or you have chosen to take it a step further with a pedal driven kayak such as the Jackson Kayak Big Rig FD or Coosa FD,
Well I been accused of carrying my weight in gear over the past season whether it be on a boat or my kayak. I load for battling beasts as I’m always afraid of running out when the bite is on. Well since I’m making the cut I figured I would document my process of elimination.
Recently, I caught and released smallmouth bass number 22,300 since catching my first in 1994. Many of those smallies have been caught in the ultra-clear waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin. My primary presentations require long casts. I’ve loved and still use FireLine Crystal and Nanofil, but was intrigued when
For the type of fishing I do, spinning reels are my reel of choice. Over the past 15 years I’ve had the pleasure of fishing and then writing reviews on dozens of reels by all the major companies, and, I’m picky about the reels I use to chase smallmouth bass. Some of my all-time favorites
In this video I go over how to clean your fishing rods in detail. I show you how to clean your reel seats, rod blanks, line guides, foam handles, cork handles, and how to apply sealant to your cork handles.
For a time longer than I am willing to admit I always planned my entire fishing trip the day of the trip. I never rigged any of my rods until I got to the water and I did this primarily because I did not check to see what the conditions of the weather had been
Now before you start thinking I’m a Brad Pitt fan, I’m not. It just so happens that I was thinking about what lures I use to try to entice slow-to-bite or lethargic smallies in cold autumn water. Well when I was researching a little, I found lots of videos that people put on Youtube about
I am very cautious of saying that I have a favorite anything, as it is pretty difficult from me to pinpoint something and say that it is my absolute favorite over everything else in the same category. However, the Heddon Zara Spook and Super Spook Jr. are awfully close to being my favorite lure of
Some people go fishing just to catch fish and to get outside, some people go fishing purposed to catch monsters. Some people go fishing to enjoy beautiful weather and warm temperatures, some people go regardless of rain and cold. To those who relate with the latter stated people know exactly what I’m talking about. The
I recently went on a drift with a good friend of mine in search of some nice smallmouth bass down a really good Smallie river in Northern Illinois. The weather was to be in the low 90’s with overcast skies and gusty winds. We have put in at 630AM and no sooner than I have