WACKY WORM RIG

July 8, 2024 0

To rig the Wacky Worm, stick the point of the hook through the middle of the plastic worm. The worm should rest in the bend of the hook as pictured and should not overfill the hook gap.

HOW TO SPOOL LINE ONTO A REEL By Ken Poor      When choosing your fishing line, line size (pound test) and its handling characteristics are much more important than the brand name. Select the line size that best matches the type of fishing you plan to do. There is no single type of fishing line…

FISHING KNOTS

July 7, 2024 0

By Ken Poor Every angler I have met has a story about “the big one that got away”. Quite often the only thing bigger than “the one that got away” is the story about why it happened. There are plenty of stories around about “the legendary monster fish that specializes in destroying tackle”. Or the…

PANFISH OR BREAM

July 5, 2024 0

PANFISH OR BREAM? By Ken Poor     Last week’s warm weather raised the water temperatures on many lakes into the prime range for the bluegill spawn. While this is a relatively late start, compared to past years and more normal seasons, it is a great time to target these great tasting panfish.      Actually, bluegill…

TEXAS RIG FOR BASS

July 3, 2024 0

TEXAS RIGS FOR BASS By Ken Poor Check the rods in the boats at any local bass tournament weigh-in and it is obvious that plastic worms catch fish. Just about every boat will have rods rigged with a variety of plastic lures including Texas rigged worms. If you want to catch largemouth bass like the…

LAKE ELIZABETH

June 24, 2024 0

LAKE ELIZABETH (Lower Twin) Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      Southern Wisconsin has so many good lakes to fish that it would be a tough call to pick “the best one”. If I did, certainly Lake Elizabeth in Kenosha County would be close to the top of my list. Lake Elizabeth, also called Lower…

CRANKBAITS AND COVER

June 23, 2024 0

  CRANKBAITS AND COVER By Ken Poor To fish any lure effectively you need to put the lure in the bass’s strike zone and if they are holding in or close to cover that’s where your lure must be. Understandably many anglers are reluctant to fish a crankbait in or close to cover. They look…

SPLIT-SHOT RIG

June 15, 2024 0

SPLIT-SHOT RIG By Ken Poor The split-shot rig is a finesse fishing technique that gained popularity for fishing western impoundments with clear, deep water for bass. It is a relativly simple, but very effective, technique that can be used in a variety of situations and for many different species of fish, other than bass, including…

FISHING LINE BASICS

June 10, 2024 0

FISHING LINE BASICS By Ken Poor Without a doubt, the most frequent question I am asked during fishing seminars is, what type of fishing line is the best and what type of fishing line do you recommend. The inexperienced fisherman thinks that there is one type of fishing line that will work well for all…

LAKE GENEVA Walworth County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      On their initial trips to Lake Geneva, most anglers seek locations to fish that are similar to the spots they fish on the numerous small, warm water lakes that dot the Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin countryside. Additionally, the fishing techniques they bring with them are…

HISTORY OF STRIPED BASS By Ken Poor In early 1942, in South Carolina, the dams on the Santee River in St. Stevens and the Cooper River in Moncks Corner were closed to back up the waters of the Santee-Cooper Project. The building of the dams was a historical event for South Carolina in many ways…

BASS MOVEMENTS BASED ON THE TIME OF DAY By Ken Poor Fish are creatures of habit and largemouth bass are no exception. Learn where bass are most active during day light hours and it stands to reason that it will help you put more fish in the boat. When you are bass fishing the daytime…

FISHING WEED EDGES

May 15, 2024 0

FISHING DEEP WEED EDGES By Ken Poor      In the summer, when water temperatures peak bass will move out of the warm water shoreline shallows to the cooler water along the deep weed edges. Bass will move up and down the deep weed edge depending on various conditions including, wind, water temperature, light, water clarity,…

FLIPPING AND PITCHING

March 14, 2024 0

FLIPPING AND PITCHING By Ken Poor      Flipping and pitching are two casting techniques that are used when bass are inactive or holding close to cover and you need to put your lure right in front of their nose. Both techniques are great for bass that are in hard to reach places such as the…

SILVER LAKE

March 7, 2024 0

SILVER LAKE Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor Muskie fishing opportunities continue to improve on many of the lakes located in southeast, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Both the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) working with a number of local fishing clubs or organizations deserve the credit…