I’m a bass tournament fanatic. I love to fish them, but I also love to follow the nation’s two largest series: the FLW and Bassmaster Elite. I actually get geeked out and keep up a fantasy team… It’s silly I know, but hey—it gives me something to do.
I’m a gear guru, I won’t deny it! I love testing new products out and expanding my experience into new items that seem like they may reshape the industry. Rods and reels are no exception. In today’s rapidly advancing technological age, there are rods for every application and reels to suit. I like that!
I love to spend time on the water—or in the woods for that matter—with those that mean the most to me. I have some awesome fishing and hunting buddies, but that even pales in comparison to the time I get to spend with my family. I’m a proud daddy of a 6-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl—but my wife is the rock star!
Even with ice fishing in full swing, I’d be lying if I said my mind wasn’t still consumed with a hot summer bite. Sometimes the best way to beat a long winter is to organize tackle!
Minnesota brewery, Lakemaid Beer considered aerial delivery after they launched their new Frosty Winter Lager. Through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, delivering cases of beer to anglers on Lake Mille Lacs may have been breaking “new ground.”
This last week I was able to get out around home and found a good bluegill bite. I know I caught a few that were small, but none were large enough to be considered “trophy caliber”. The vast majority was of that “eater” size—7 to 9 inches.
I’m new to this ice fishing thing. Traditionally, I’m a bass, pike and muskie angler—I like big predators. Typically, the bulk of the fish that ice anglers pursue are crappies and bluegills, fun in their own right for sure! But occasinally I want a bigger challenge.
There are so many ice-fishing electronics options out there, where do you start? And to be honest, there really isn’t a bad option—they all seem to do a great job!
Boy, we’ve been fighting some tough weather in the North Country this year. It’s been below zero more than it has been above… It makes the fishing difficult due to reduced activity, but it also makes sticking it out even more difficult.
North American Fisherman Managing Editor Thomas Allen shares his personal buyers guide.