The Carolina Rig is certainly not a new technique for bass fishing, but is sometimes forgotten through the winter and with the more aggressive shallow-water bites of spring.
For those of us who live for this time of year, the fishing has to be better than the spring that was up and down, to say the least.
The search bait will often cause bass to show themselves, even if they don't take the bait.
Adjusting to conditions, and better knowledge of electronics and seasonal patterns can turn a day around.
A quote that has been a guiding principle of leaders reads: “If you are not concerned with who gets credit, you can accomplish a whole lot more."
My solution to surviving the cicada noise while backyard barbecuing is to put on a good bluegrass CD such as Rhonda Vincent or Ricky Skaggs and turn up the volume.
There is a certain look you get when it’s paired with a giant smile. And it's easy to see the elation on a kid's face when they catch a fish.
What are your favorite outdoor activities? Could it be hiking, birding, rock climbing, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, horseb…
Since late October, I've been working every weekend on an old boat — a 1985 Ranger 340V that has been quite the undertaking.
Most tackle and boat companies work very hard at building brand affinity. Brand loyalty is a tough nut to crack due to the number of choices anglers have today.
We are all lumps of clay, and when young, we had to me molded.
I love to fish tournaments — big, small, middle size, regional or national, it doesn’t matter.
I remember it like it was yesterday ... too young then to know, but reflecting back to grade school and high school, the lessons learned those days were the ones that formed me.
Just about the time the water in the local lakes and ponds get clear enough for some decent fishing, it all goes to pot.
This past weekend was very busy one for a bunch of outdoor activities, some of which could have been moved indoors if necessary. But that was …
For nearly 50 years, founded in 1972, the Bloomington Normal Bass Club has produced some of the best anglers in the state of Illinois or for that matter … anywhere.
One of my assigned tasks this past weekend was to catch up on the lawn care.
Our game is changing daily. Small companies are being gobbled up at a staggering rate and we have kidded each other that before long there will only be four or five companies building and manufacturing fishing gear sometime soon.
Someone said: “If you don’t like the weather just wait a few hours,” and that seems to be the situation lately.
We are on the cusp of morel season in Central Illinois and there is nothing better than fishing in the morning and mushroom hunting in the afternoon.
Early spring bass fishing can be a frustrating experience, but it can also be a rewarding time.
No doubt the last few days have given us a taste that spring might just be coming.