Opening the big world of small waters fishing.

New Product – Sabiki bait

New Product – Sabiki bait

Jul 31, 2014

Catching your own bait is a whole new game when you add a sabiki rig and an attractant like Marukyu’s krill-based chum.

Small Waters Strategies – bug hatch panfish

Small Waters Strategies – bug hatch panfish

Jul 15, 2013

When the water warms and the micro worm turns, it’s time to watch for panfish boils and get in on some fast summer sunfish action.

Pond Hopping – record catch attempt

Pond Hopping – record catch attempt

Jul 15, 2013

Illinois angler John Wilkins set what is most probably a state record with his catch of 2,011 fish in a 24-hour period straddling July 5-6, 2013. But the marathon effort fell short of the world record he sought.

Small Waters Strategies – Ice Fishing location

Small Waters Strategies – Ice Fishing location

Jan 15, 2013

“It has been pounded into our brains with all the talk about ‘structure’ that we have to look for dropoffs, rock piles, brush piles and stumps,” notes Scott Glorvigen. “But, for panfish, a lot of key areas are the soft spots where sediment gathers.”

Managing big bluegill

Managing big bluegill

Sep 5, 2012

A one-pound bluegill is a true “bull,” a rare and wonderful creature that took me years to encounter. But I’ve learned plenty about them in recent years from experts like Brian “Bro” Brosdahl and fisheries and lake management guru Nate Herman.

Strategies for stunted bass-bluegill lakes

Strategies for stunted bass-bluegill lakes

Aug 1, 2012

Bass and bluegill go together like bacon and eggs. Mike Albano and I found a residential development lake with stunted bass, so we geared up for big bluegill! Here’s why — and how!