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…

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…

FISHING KNOTS

January 27, 2017 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…

KIDS AND FISHING

January 27, 2017 0

KIDS AND FISHING By Ken Poor Children love to fish, but a successful fishing trip with a child requires plenty of thought and preparation plus an abundance of patience. Children have a short attention span, typically about fifteen minutes per task, and they need action to hold their interest. Given the choice of catching one…

MUSKIE BY THE SEASON

January 27, 2017 0

MUSKIE BY THE SEASON By Ken Poor SPRING Spring is finally here after a long cold winter and everything gets a new start including muskie hunters. Reels have been stripped cleaned and oiled and refilled. A few new lures have been added, and muskie hunters are ready to get out on their preferred lake and…

SLIP FLOAT SET-UP

January 27, 2017 0

SLIP FLOAT SET-UP By Ken Poor Most of us got our introduction to fishing sitting on a rock or riverbank with an old bamboo pole and a red and white fixed plastic bobber. The fixed bobbers is easy to use and a good way to introduce a child to fishing. But the fixed floats have…

SPINNER BAIT BASICS FOR LARGEMOUTH BASS By Ken Poor Spinnerbaits can be bulged just below the surface, worked slowly on the bottom or slow-rolled down a deep weed edge to cover the in-between depths. They are a great lure for flipping or pitching into tight cover and they can be used to make long cast…