FISHING WEED EDGES

March 14, 2020 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,…

CENTER LAKE

March 14, 2020 0

Northern pike are plentiful on Center Lake. I watched this young man catch this pike on a plastic worm close to the launch ramp.

PANFISH OR BREAM

March 14, 2020 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…

LATE ICE PANFISH

March 14, 2020 0

LATE ICE PANFISH By Ken Poor      The normal pattern for icefishing is fast action at early ice, slower action during January and February, then back to the fast action until ice-out. Late season ice fishing always provides good numbers and larger than average fish. As this year’s icefishing season winds down – whether you…

ICE FISHING BASICS

March 7, 2020 0

ICE FISHING BASICS By Ken Poor      Ice fishing season is just around the corner. First ice normally provides some of the best action of the ice fishing season. By mid-December ice begins to form on the lakes in Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin and by the end of the month most of our area…

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,…