Destination: Kinkaid Lake, Illinois

Destination: Kinkaid Lake, Illinois

Apr 30, 2013

“Crappie are moving into the creeks feeding Kinkaid Lake in good numbers right now,” said crappie pro Kyle Schoenherr who guides on this 2,750-acre reservoir in southern Illinois. “The water is still cold, and I’d say we’re still a step away from the crappie pre-spawn period here.”

Tackle & Techniques – Glow colors

Tackle & Techniques – Glow colors

Apr 29, 2013

Panfish anglers are basking in the light of glow-in-the-dark jigs and soft plastics.

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.”

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!

Small Waters Strategies – Shaky head & finesse

Small Waters Strategies – Shaky head & finesse

Jul 31, 2012

Finesse techniques like shaky head fishing and hair jigs catch hard-to-pattern post-spawn bass. Watch an exclusive video with the ever entertaining and informative Mike Iaconelli.

Small Waters Strategies – Junk fishing

Small Waters Strategies – Junk fishing

Jul 28, 2012

Post-spawn bass are hard to pattern. You can catch them on just about any bait, but just when you think you’ve dialed in on a big-fish pattern, it fades or fizzles altogether. Welcome to post-spawn junk fishing!