SANDY POINT

December 23, 2020 0

SANDY POINT Ipswich, Massachusetts By Ken Poor      One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I didn’t always have a camera to capture the memories I was living and this story explains just part of the reason. In the spring of 1956 or 1957, I was about 15 years old at that…

SNAKE PROBLEM

December 23, 2020 0

SNAKE PROBLEM By Ken Poor      Ever wonder why there was a sudden surge in the stock market recently – specifically for Depends. It is possible that I know why and here is the true story. I was working part time as an emergency first responder at the Heritage at Lowman – a large assisted…

LATE SEASON PIKE

November 12, 2020 0

LATE SEASON PIKE By Ken Poor      My boat never goes into stowage until after the launch ramps start to ice up or there is ice on the lakes. The main reason I wait so late in the season is because I like to fish late season northern pike. Late in the fall season, when…

HOOKER LAKE

June 27, 2020 0

HOOKER LAKE Kenosha County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      Hooker Lake is typical of the hundreds of small, relatively featureless, drainage lakes that dot the countryside of southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois. Commonly these lakes are shallow, about 30-feet deep or less, dishpan shaped, and less than 150-acres in size. Although these lakes lack the…

MY FIRST BOAT

June 16, 2020 0

The likeness of the boat in this picture was so strikingly similar to my first boat that I had to sit down and write this little story about it. Mary Louise O’Sullivan gave me permission to use a copy of her painting “Old Green Rowboat” for this article. I find her paintings amazing and astonishingly…

PLANNING YOUR CANADA FISHING ADVENTURE By Ken Poor      Canada offers a wide variety of spectacular fishing opportunities. Each year thousands of fishermen from across the United States head to Ontario in anticipation of the fishing experience of a lifetime. Many of the finest multi-species lakes in the world are located there. On some lakes…

LAUDERDALE CHAIN

March 14, 2020 0

LAUDERDALE CHAIN Walworth County, Wisconsin By Ken Poor      A chain of lakes is basically a series of lakes connected together by navigable channels. Typically, each lake in a chain will have its own personality or more correctly stated, “variety of fishable features”. Any lake with a wide variety of lake features provides the most…

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.

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.…

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…