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Pond Hopping – Jigs ‘n Rigs:

Pond Hopping – Jigs ‘n Rigs:

Aug 23, 2012

A simple tip will improve your hookup percentages with Texas-rigged soft plastic baits, said Kevin Short in a session on jigging and flipping at Bass University. “You will be amazed at how many fish you put in the boat with a snell knot and the straight shank hook.”

Pond Hopping – Avoid birdnests

Pond Hopping – Avoid birdnests

Jul 22, 2012

A small two-step tip to spinfishermen from pro bass angler Shaw Grigsby will help to minimize or alleviate entirely “the curse of the spinning reel” – the “birdnest!”

Pond Hop – Grand Rapids, MN, 4th July

Pond Hop – Grand Rapids, MN, 4th July

Jun 15, 2012

“We’re having three bands for our Fourth of July celebration,” Clafton told me as we worked over the Harbor Grand’s Pig-Out Platter with Southwood Resort owners Larry and Patti Becker. The platter delivers a sampling of three smoked meats from the Legendary Barbecue Classic Platter

Pond Hopping – Lake Erie gaps

Pond Hopping – Lake Erie gaps

Jun 14, 2012

When the big winds blow and tall waves roar on Lake Erie, you can still find smallmouth action – and sanctuary – around the breakwall gaps of Buffalo Harbor. Includes a SWF exclusive video featuring Mark Davis.

Pond Hopping – Lake Ontario king salmon

Pond Hopping – Lake Ontario king salmon

Jun 10, 2012

King salmon are eating like kings on Lake Ontario, where many Chinooks topping 20 pounds are already showing up in the coolers of salmon stalkers. The proof was at the scales of last week’s 2nd Annual Wilson Harbor Invitational Salmon Tournament.

Pond Hopping – Lake Ontario

Pond Hopping – Lake Ontario

May 16, 2012

This may be a salmon year to remember on Lake Ontario. Forage is plentiful, coho are growing fast, and many king salmon have reached weights not often seen until late summer or fall. Great “big water” opportunities for small waters anglers!