Lake Management

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

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Swim Jigs

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012

Jonn Graham, a.k.a. the “Stream Stalker,” is a river rat whose specialty is finding and catching smallmouth bass from overlooked streams in America’s heartland. One of his favorite weapons for smallies pairs a swim jig with a soft plastic paddletail-style swimbait.

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Pork Baits

Tackle & Techniques – flippin’ & pitchin’

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Jared Lintner knows a thing or two about pitching and flipping. His bread-and-butter bait for this “tight quarters” casting is the venerable “jig-and-pig” combination.

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Recent Posts

Tackle & Techniques: Bank fishing tips

Tackle & Techniques: Bank fishing tips

May 30, 2015

It’s summertime, prime time for family fishing. Try this simple approach to bank fishing and work fish and family into a frenzy!

Topwater fishing with the Fluke

Topwater fishing with the Fluke

May 29, 2015

Casey Ashley can fluke ‘em high, too! By Mike Pehanich     Casey Ashley won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic fishing a Zoom Super Fluke as deep as 35 and 40 feet of water on a homemade fishhead spin jig, but look for the South Carolina pro to fish the Fluke as a topwater bait once warmer waters of spring arrive.   He explains his technique and the...

Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

Pond Hopping – strip mine lakes

May 29, 2015

We fished side-by-side strip pits of 40-plus acres each over two days when, fortunately, angler–friendly conditions trumped our boat and motor setbacks. Here’s our tale of two lakes!

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp

Tackle & Techniques – Asian carp

Apr 29, 2015

Silver and bighead carp have puzzled fisheries managers, biologists and anglers since their headline-grabbing arrival in America’s heartland. Try these bait and tackle tips to dial in on these mysterious – and abundant – visitors from the East!

Tackle & Techniques – Zig Rig

Tackle & Techniques – Zig Rig

Mar 30, 2015

The Zig Rig has dominated bank fishing discussion in Japan. Some reports claim the Zig Rig is outproducing other rigs by a 10 to 1 margin!

New Products – Chapel Baits

New Products – Chapel Baits

Feb 27, 2015

Global ground & hook bait maker, Marukyu, now offers new portion-packed baits and attractants from Chapel Baits of the UK.

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Small waters management – Bull Bluegill

Feb 24, 2015

The growth principles and population dynamics of bluegill populations are unique even within the broadly represented sunfish family. Let those principles guide your bluegill harvest on public and private waters alike!

Tackle & Technique – Slow Roll Spinnerbait

Tackle & Technique – Slow Roll Spinnerbait

Feb 24, 2015

Casey Ashley praised the versatility of a spinnerbait. “You can build it up to make it bigger, modify it to put out more flash, more vibration. Or you can sleek it down with smaller blades, change blade colors, mix a gold with a silver blade.”

Tackle & Techniques – Spinnerbait

Tackle & Techniques – Spinnerbait

Feb 24, 2015

Country singer/bass pro Casey Ashley can catch ‘em shallow and can catch ‘em deep with a spinnerbait. You can, too, with the proper match of rod, reel and line!

Tackle & Techniques – multi-rigs

Tackle & Techniques – multi-rigs

Jan 30, 2015

A challenge to find new ways to present the Nories Spoon Tail Shad opened doors to new rigging options and multi-rigs