Despite the cold temperatures, shorter days and hunting seasons happening, there is still plenty of great bass fishing available.
On a cold, dark, rainy October morning here in Wisconsin, I find myself with a hot cup of coffee watching the world go by in what is supposed to be a “sunny” sunroom. Completely at peace, I am simultaneously drawn from my reading chair to my computer like a sleep walker headed toward a refrigerator. I recognize the feeling drawing me from the comforts of my reading chair because it happens every year.
Fall has many distinct memories for different individuals, some think of the leaves changing colors, others think football, but for me I think BIG BASS! With cooler temperatures, less boat traffic and grouped up bass that are feeding heavily before winter, fall is a great time to get out and catch a lot of bass that are big.
Every fisherman with a smartphone or electronic tablet knew that touchscreen sonar/GPS navigation was bound to arrive soon—and it finally did. Lowrance just announced that it has expanded its HDS Gen2 lineup with three models (7-, 9- and 12-inch) that feature a wide touchscreen multi-function display.
To help prevent mildew and damage to your rain gear and life jackets, hang them up on hangers so they stay dry and have air flow on them. This will help prolong their life and keep them from smelling musty next season.
If you’re a walleye fisherman there’s a good chance your dream trip is finding a Canadian lake where you can catch one walleye after another until your arms get sore. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself or heard stories about a lake so full of walleye that it’s a surprise when your jig actually makes it to the bottom without a strike. I call these lakes Canadian walleye factories and I’m here to tell you they do exist and offer a few tips to help you find them.
Every year anglers are always looking to upgrade or add something new and hi-tech to their boats. The electronics on boats now were unheard of and just dreamt about years ago. One of the newest items and commonly sought after accessory that anglers, especially bass fisherman want on their boat is a shallow water anchoring system.
The weather patterns have not changed in months. A quick look at the forecast—Hot with little chance of rain has been the script for the weathermen. The second Professional Anglers Association (PAA) event was held in the Alabama at Lake Neely Henry. I knew the forecast before I left my home. I made adjustments on my tournament strategy.
Big water isn’t a requirement for catching trophy pike, not by a long shot. Smaller lakes and rivers will produce trophies every year. But, what I’m talking about is water with the potential of catching a trophy on EVERY cast.