Lake Management

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

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Swim Jigs

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

Jonn Graham, a.k.a. the “Stream Stalker,” is a river rat whose specialty is finding and catching smallmouth bass from overlooked streams in America’s heartland. One of his favorite weapons for smallies pairs a swim jig with a soft plastic paddletail-style swimbait.

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Pork Baits

Tackle & Techniques – flippin’ & pitchin’

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Jared Lintner knows a thing or two about pitching and flipping. His bread-and-butter bait for this “tight quarters” casting is the venerable “jig-and-pig” combination.

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Recent Posts

New product – Hodgman storm wear

New product – Hodgman storm wear

Apr 27, 2018

Hence we return to

Hodgman’s ambitious 4-piece mix of outerwear — H5 Storm Jacket and Bib and Core INS Jacket and Bib Liner Pant — just might answer the sportsman’s eternal quest for reliable weather protection in a selection of relatively lightweight apparel that satisfies a range of temperatures and conditions – and fits in a single suitcase or travel bag!

2018 KBF championship Day One leader

2018 KBF championship Day One leader

Apr 17, 2018

Sooooooo close! Exclusive interview with KBF NC Day One Leader Tim Perkins  prior to $100k presentation at 2018 KBF championship By Mike Pehanich Alabama angler Tim Perkins was the Day One leader at the 2018 KBF National Championship on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley March 23-24. What do decisions and lost fish mean to a leading contender when Torqeedo’s...

Lessons from the Kayak Bass Fishing championship

Lessons from the Kayak Bass Fishing championship

Apr 4, 2018

As Dwayne Taff held up his $100,000 winner’s check after the 2018 KBF National Championship, the world had proof that kayak bass fishing had hit the big time. Lessons from this historic bass fishing competition

Kayak bass fishing’s $100k tournament

Kayak bass fishing’s $100k tournament

Mar 20, 2018

Kayak fishing has gone from niche sport to prime time event with a $100,000 jackpot. The KBF National Championship has catapulted into the U.S. sporting scene. Here’s how KBF and its leading sponsor, Torqeedo,

Torqeedo motor mounts for kayaks

Torqeedo motor mounts for kayaks

Mar 6, 2018

Torqeedo’s Ultralight 403 kayak motor is a hot commodity going into the 2018 KBF National Championship. But how do I mount one on MY kayak? Here are your best options.

Small waters craft – Ott DeFoe’s aluminum boat

Ott Defoe likes to fish in waters his tournament bass boat cannot reach when he’s not fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series events. See how he’s upgraded this jon boat with all the amenities of a modern bass boat.

Tackle & Technique: Groundbait for ice fishing

Next time you are punching holes in the ice & searching for fish, why not try a little reverse psychology? Try ‘ground baiting’ and have the fish come to you!

Tackle & Techniques: the perfect rig!

Tackle & Techniques: the perfect rig!

Aug 30, 2015

John Wilkins caught 2,011 fish in a 24-hour period using very simple yet very precise tackle, baits, and attractants. Put these principles to work and multiply your own catch by the hundreds!

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp rigs & formulations

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp rigs & formulations

Jul 30, 2015

Asian carp have befuddled rod and reel anglers with their finicky ways and alien habits — until now! Check out these rigs and bait formulations

Tackle & Technique: panfish bait options

Tackle & Technique: panfish bait options

Jun 29, 2015

Keep your tackle simple, your bait fresh, and try these ground and hook bait options for panfish!