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------- An interesting commentary: READ THIS.Washington Post weighs in: CHECK HERE. --------
about 3 hours ago
Looking back, I used to think that the three- to four-month timeframe between October and February was the "off-season" for my fishing schedule. Boy has that changed over the past few years! I get a lot of calls and messages asking what ...
Looking back, I used to think that the three- to four-month timeframe between October and February was the "off-season" for my fishing schedule. Boy has that changed over the past few years! I get a lot of calls and messages asking what I'm up to in my "off-season" since I'm not fishing tournaments. But the life of a professional bass fisherman rarely affords much down time or an off-season, and that fact I'm learning very quickly.
about 3 hours ago
Fall is one of the best times of the year to use crankbaits, either on ledges or secondary ledges, ambush points leading into creeks or old roadbeds - anywhere bass are likely to stack up as the water and baitfish transition. During this...
Fall is one of the best times of the year to use crankbaits, either on ledges or secondary ledges, ambush points leading into creeks or old roadbeds - anywhere bass are likely to stack up as the water and baitfish transition. During this time, you can still catch bass offshore as well with deep divers or along the banks with square-bills.
about 4 hours ago
The Caddis Fly’s 2013 Two Fly Tournament raised just over $5000 for The McKenzie River Trust’s habitat restoration projects. We had a marvelous group of anglers and guides who participated to make the event happen. Anglers en...
The Caddis Fly’s 2013 Two Fly Tournament raised just over $5000 for The McKenzie River Trust’s habitat restoration projects. We had a marvelous group of anglers and guides who participated to make the event happen. Anglers enjoyed the best fishing … Continue reading →
about 5 hours ago
When your girlfriend’s mom sends you an apron and matching chef hat from Sea World, complete with penguins on them both, make sure your fishing buddy doesn’t have his cell phone on him before trying them both on.  That’...
When your girlfriend’s mom sends you an apron and matching chef hat from Sea World, complete with penguins on them both, make sure your fishing buddy doesn’t have his cell phone on him before trying them both on.  That’s especially a bad idea if your buddy writes for a popular fishing blog. Damn buddy, I’m gonna miss you. Tags: Pic of the Day
about 5 hours ago
Mustang Survival will be showcasing its comprehensive line of industrial flotation and climate protection solutions for marine professionals at the International WorkBoat Show and Pacific Marine Expo this fall. Featured at these shows wi...
Mustang Survival will be showcasing its comprehensive line of industrial flotation and climate protection solutions for marine professionals at the International WorkBoat Show and Pacific Marine Expo this fall. Featured at these shows will be the HIT™ Inflatable Work Vest, a series of high-visibility flotation vests, and solutions for helicopter transportation. Mustang Survival’s HIT™ Inflatable […]
about 5 hours ago
Skeet Reese, the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion will be joining the Ranger Pro Team for 2014. Reese will be adding Ranger’s new Z521cto his arsenal of advantages starting with the February 2...
Skeet Reese, the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion will be joining the Ranger Pro Team for 2014. Reese will be adding Ranger’s new Z521cto his arsenal of advantages starting with the February 2014 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Guntersville, Alabama. “I am excited to partner with Ranger Boats; they’re a […]
about 5 hours ago
The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Texoma Oct. 17-19 for one of six regional championships. This three-day tournament features the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Cowboy, Okie and Ozark divisions. ...
The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Texoma Oct. 17-19 for one of six regional championships. This three-day tournament features the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Cowboy, Okie and Ozark divisions. Anglers will be competing for a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and […]
about 5 hours ago
…and then you’re free to cast again! Photo: Louis Cahill If you’re swinging wet flies in a rocky river like the Dean, your fly is occasionally going to hang up.  Flies snagged on wood can be difficult or impossible to r...
…and then you’re free to cast again! Photo: Louis Cahill If you’re swinging wet flies in a rocky river like the Dean, your fly is occasionally going to hang up.  Flies snagged on wood can be difficult or impossible to remove, but flies snagged on a rock can really frequently be freed without ever leaving your spot. The belly of your swinging fly line pulls steadily on your fly.  As your fly comes around during the swing, if it hangs up on a rock it’s probably going to be on the side of the rock away from you, and downriver.  The problem is that the force of the river current pulling on the fly line keeps the fly in place on the rock.  The key to a quick and easy hook exit is to remove that pressure on the belly of the line.  Here’s how! When your fly hangs up in mid-swing, make a roll cast that lands the head on the outside of the spot your fly has hung.  This is critical – if your head lands inside the fly, you’re not going to be able to pull it free.  Note that if you’re swinging with a tight line, you may need to pull off a couple of strips of running line before you make your roll cast, in order to shoot some line and get your head outside the snagged fly. As the head floats downriver outside the spot of your snagged fly, pull off another couple of long strips of line.  You need enough line out that your head can be swept below the spot of the snag, still outside the fly. Once your head gets downriver of the snag, lift your rod hard, like doing a vertical hook set.  Your running line will come tight against your head, and since your head is downriver of the fly, the force of the river will release the tension on the fly and pull it downriver.  Voila – you’re free! Reel up some line (remember you stripped off a bunch).  Take a step down so you don’t bury your fly into that same rock again.  Keep fishing. SAFETY ALERT:  No fly is worth going for a swim in sketchy fast water.  If your fly is snagged up in mellow shallow water and this method fails, fair enough – walk down and grab it.  If it’s hung up in the meat of the swing, or if you have any doubt whatsoever about being able to retrieve it safely, just break it off and re-tie.  You’ll be safer, and you’re much better off from a fishing standpoint to not tromp through the water you’re about to fish on a fly retrieval mission. More Tips on Swinging Flies Bullet Weights: Still Crittery Cast, Step, Swing Swinging as a Team
about 6 hours ago
A Real Look At #RealEstate Appreciation #In #Tallahassee:
A Real Look At #RealEstate Appreciation #In #Tallahassee:
about 6 hours ago