Opening the big world of small waters fishing.

Techniques – Topwater

Techniques – Topwater

Sep 10, 2014

“A feather is lightning fast in how it opens and closes,” notes Zell. With the slightest turn of the reel handle or movement of the water, the feather breathes and pulses!

Small Waters Strategies – break down a big river

Small Waters Strategies – break down a big river

Aug 16, 2013

“The river fishes small”…”small backwater areas”…”Find a hidey hole, away from the crowd”… To hear experienced pros talk about the Red River in Louisiana you might think they were talking about fishing small waters of a home river.

Small Waters Strategies – post-spawn bass

Small Waters Strategies – post-spawn bass

May 15, 2013

“The easiest time to catch bass on topwater is when males are up protecting fry,” proclaims topwater Expert Zell Rowland. “During the post-spawn, This can be an easy time to catch the big ones, too!”

Small Waters Strategies – Retention Ponds

Small Waters Strategies – Retention Ponds

Mar 9, 2013

Jim and Westin O’Neill fish neighborhood retention ponds — lakes designed for drainage purposes during the blueprint stages of a residential development – using some outside-the-box thinking.

Tackle & Techniques – Topwater

Tackle & Techniques – Topwater

Jul 21, 2012

Zell Rowland is to topwater fishing what Babe Ruth is to home runs – pioneer, legend, and almost patron saint! Zell’s lessons ranged from lure selection to distinguishing “spitting” baits from chuggers, with stops along the way to discuss the various topwater lures and topwater categories.

Tackle & Techniques – Booyah Pad Crasher

Tackle & Techniques – Booyah Pad Crasher

Jun 20, 2012

“It’s so much easier to work than other frogs,” said Zell Rowland of the boat hull-like design of the Pad Crasher frog from Booyah. “You don’t have to be some kind of frog master to work it.”