WACKY WORM RIG

March 7, 2020 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.

SILVER LAKE

March 7, 2020 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…

FISHING LINE BASICS

November 10, 2019 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…

CAMP LAKE

July 19, 2019 0

CAMP LAKE Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      The challenge when fishing Camp Lake is the density of its weed beds and the entirety with which they fill the lake. On the other hand, the dense weed growth keeps fishing pressure relatively light while providing excellent habitat for largemouth bass, northern pike, and panfish.…

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…

COOPER RIVER BASS

August 26, 2018 0

COOPER RIVER BASS By Ken Poor The Cooper River is a tidal river located just north of Charleston, South Carolina. The northwest end of the river ends at the Pinopolis Dam, built in 1941, and the south end of the river ends at the Charleston Harbor. Above the dam is 60,000-acre Lake Moultrie which is…

ARTIFICIAL FROGS

August 26, 2018 0

ARTIFICAL FROGS By Ken Poor For many years I would throw an artificial frog for a few cast, every now and then, and then it went back into the storage tray. Then I started fishing with a guy that always had a frog tied on the end of a rod and he would catch bass…

COLD MUDDY WATER AND BASS By Ken Poor Over the years, I have caught many bass through the ice while ice fishing. I mention this because I have heard many people state that bass don’t bite in the winter. First let me say, in the north bass season is typically closed during the winter months,…

BANGS LAKE

March 17, 2017 0

BANGS LAKE Lake County, Illinois By Ken Poor Great fishing opportunities are available on many of the lakes located in Northeastern Illinois. The combined effort of community groups, environmentalist, fishermen, and an increased public concern about lake water quality, has resulted in vastly improved fishing. Bangs Lake is an excellent example of quality lake management…

EARLY SEASON TRICKS AND TACTICS By Ken Poor When people put human characteristics on fish or other types of animals – Mother Nature must smile at the concept. That had to be the case recently when record setting warm weather lasted just long enough to trigger a serious case of spring fever in many northern…

CRANKBAITS AND COVER

February 23, 2017 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…

SPRING PANFISH

February 8, 2017 0

SPRING PANFISH By Ken Poor All across America early spring has always been the favorite season for catching bluegills or crappie. Early spring is an exciting time to be outdoors and an even better time to be on the water catching shallow water panfish. It’s time to put away the icefishing gear and get the…

SPLIT-SHOT RIG

February 1, 2017 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…

TEXAS RIG FOR BASS

January 27, 2017 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…