Big Gators

Exploring a new lake this morning was a success! We caught lots of small pike up in shallow but we found where the sharp drop-off was and the big gators were there in deeper cooler water. Jigging with heavy hair jigs and burning spinnerbaits was key.

 

Paddle Boat Fishing

A fun family reunion, took my buddy Cole out on a paddle boat and caught a bunch of small bass and panfish on the Ned rig on a 1/16 oz. mushroom jighead and a 3″ Ned Zone.

Lunchtime Smallies

One of the best things about working at the City of Minneapolis is not only serving the people, the Mississippi River flows just behind our building. Skipping lunch to go catch some of these little feisty smallmouth is so much fun!

A Crappie Kind of Day

X Zone Lures 2″ Tubes was the ticket! Crappies were still nesting on sandy bottoms in less than a foot of water. Most were caught through sight fishing. A few kept for a fish fry.

2018 KBS Classic Qualifier

Fun day fishing the KBS Classic Qualifier on Lake Sakatah this past Saturday, May 26th! Tough bite it was, had to finesse and coax the bass with a wacky worm or Texas-rigged craw. Only caught four measurable fish but I really like the lake very much. Also got to try out my buddy Grant’s Old Town Predator. It was very comfortable!

Summer Bassin’

Buzzbait early, wacky and Ned rigs when the sun came up. Bass seemed to be everywhere! Below is a big bass that inhaled a 3” Ned Zone in the dirty shad color on a 1/16 oz. mushroom jighead. The subtle action of the True Center Stick was too much for the toad (on the right) to handle. Fun day on the water!

The Rise of the Fisherman

With only a week away from the 2018 Fishing Opener, the countdown begins and excitement builds. From waking up at the crack of dawn to spooling fresh new line the night before, looking over lake maps, and deciding what lures to throw, it is all in the planning process leading up to the first cast. Enjoy this video entitled “The Rise of the Fisherman.”