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Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

Small Waters Strategies – Spawn transition

May 15, 2013

Late spring is a time of transition on most waters in the U.S. Bass and other species can be in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn conditions. Here are a few “indicator” signs of what stage your bass might be in and how to adjust accordingly with baits and presentation.

Small Waters Management – Grow a Record

Small Waters Management – Grow a Record

May 2, 2013

Lake management expert Nate Herman knows a thing or two about growing big fish. Records prove “ transplants” grow biggest and best!

Small Waters Strategies – Monster carp

Small Waters Strategies – Monster carp

Apr 28, 2013

If you love the challenge and fight of big fish, try carp fishing with tools and baits designed for the “monsters” that swim in waters large and small across the United States!

Pond Hopping: Early season development ponds

Pond Hopping: Early season development ponds

Apr 17, 2013

My pond-hopping took me to a 3- to 4-acre lake nestled between a popular park lake and a residential community. It is shielded from public view on both sides by a ridge, and, even though I have seen discarded bait cups along the bank, I have never seen another angler there.

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.

Reflections

Reflections

Jan 9, 2013

Westin O’Neill could be a Small Waters Fishing poster boy. He pries bass in good numbers – and up to 23 inches long — from waters that hundreds of anglers pass daily without a second thought.