KAYAK FISHING NOVEMBER (and beyond)

Growing numbers of kayak anglers are leaving behind the notion that kayak fishing in Michigan is a fair-weather sport. The fact is, an ice angler’s loss is a kayaker’s gain. As winters (especially in the lower tier of The Mitten) produce less ice, fishing the open...

Small thoughts on ‘Finesse for Bass’

As we head into fall, throwing small baits on light line can catch more bass than anything else in your arsenal. Not always, but pretty often. Also, as we prepare for the autumnal season that most outdoorsmen say is their favorite time of year with its many fishing...

A Power Twist for FINESSE

Zip small lures through those early season cruisers…   Perhaps the most frustrating period for Michigan bass anglers occurs in April and May as our waters warm, and bass come up shallow from their winter haunts. You can see schools of them, largemouth, in...

Kickin’ bass with old school centipedes

Afavorite quote came from a self-help guru at a two-day-long seminar that was supposed to help all of us attendees better cope with relationships, workload, and life in general. Here it is: “Understanding is the booby prize of life. What matters is results.” Strangely...

Bass on the shady side

Pulling largemouth from underneath piers… In Sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when bass tournaments gained a firm foothold north of the Mason-Dixon line, northern anglers discovered that bass—sometimes big bass—lurked under piers during the summer....