POWER SHOTTING: A spin on a traditional finesse tactic (drop shot): I fish fast and use heavy line and tackle to search for the agressive bigger bass in deep water. I often look for major reefs and points that have a defined weedline which drops into the main basin of the lake. Deep being relative to the lake depth and water clarity. In clear water I am typically looking for fish in 15 to 25 feet of water, whereas in dirty water or shallower lakes, a deep weedline may be at
Some of the hardest fights in bass fishing are those battles fought in heavy lillypads, reeds, rice and other dense cover. One of the worst feelings is losing a trophy bass simply because you couldn’t get it out of the pads quickly enough or because you used gear that wasn’t heavy enough. Don’t take any chances losing your biggest bass this summer and gear up for heavy cover frogging. Here is what I use to increase my odds of winning the battle: The Set Up 7’11” Thorne Bros.
When you aren't finding fish in their traditional summer haunts, one of the places the big ones often are is where most anglers never expect...extremely shallow. I’m talking anywhere from 8 inches to 2 feet of water. You have to get in after them and you throw something heavy enough to penetrate their cover. Slop, cutbanks, bogs, trees, lillypads, cattails are all great options for shallow summer bass. In a recent event, the bite was extremely difficult. Smallmouth were not b
This past weekend I fished the NABC on Lake Wisconsin. I was fortunate to have some coaching from a couple guys who were critical in helping me get pointed in the right direction. Wanted to give thanks where it is due and also provide you with their contact info. If you make it to Lake Wisconsin, be sure to look these guys up at Wilderness Fish and Game: Bass: Chuck Pohlman (608) 643-5229 Walleye & Musky: Wally Banfi (608) 644-9823 Wound up cathcing 2 fish for 5 lbs and 21st