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....

The D’s Walleyes

The Detroit River walleye run might be the most exciting, fun time to catch a limit of fish for some tasty fillets. But the idea of heading to the Motor City and launching your own boat to partake can be quite intimidating. Yours truly was that first-timer last...

Feely fish theories and swimbaits

Here’s a stupid fish theory for you: The “feel” of a lure can be just as important as its “look…” We came up with this stupid fish theory long ago while trolling for salmon. Stupid fish theories, by the way, are things that anglers think up usually while waiting...