Was in the Z-train boat at Oneida watching Brent Chapman and Randy Howell fish, and also spoke to the rest of the Top 12 at the day 4 launch. All were experiencing the same thing when fishing reaction baits for smallies: lots of follows. The smallmouths were swimming around and nailing the abundant shad (shad-like [...]
Just read a post (excerpted below) on NY’s Onondaga Lake. Seems like a case study of what happens when a lake changes: bassers say there’s no fish, the DNR says there are plenty. Is this what happens every time a lake changes? Read on.
FYI we just uploaded pattern info from top finishers in all 2006 and 2007 FLW Series events (remember those?), as well as a few patterns from a “Midwest trail that shall remain nameless for now” – we’ll make an announcement when we upload more patterns from it. Here are the lakes covered in the latest [...]
WTH? Check this out: The president of the NY BASS Chapter Federation (Mike Cusano, good guy) said today his group has changed the rules of its July 23 fishing tournament on the St. Lawrence River. The announcement comes…in the wake of May 30 incident on the river when Roy Andersen, 22, of Baldwinsville, was threatened [...]
Looks like there might be fisticuffs on the shores of New York’s Oneida Lake, scene of many a bassin’ darby. Here’s what’s going on. On the one hand we have the NY DNR, trying to do the right thing by opening the lake to catch-and-release bassin’ from Dec. 1 through the traditional bass opening day, [...]
Word from the Ohio DNR is that smallmouth bass fishing this year in Lake Erie is “expected to be fair,” with “bass abundance below desired levels.” But – a big but – is that the average size of our favorite brown fish in the lake will be 15-22 inches, meaning 2 to 6 pounds. Dang!