Fish Hunting

Now I think it is obvious that I love to catch fish with a rod and reel as much as anyone else out there if not more. However, when the summer temps and melting sun show up, I also enjoy hunting fish when the sun disappears over the horizon. Some people don’t consider flounder gigging…

Hooked

If you fish long enough, it is inevitable that you will eventually get hooked. I’m not saying you will get addicted to fishing, although that may very well happen. I am saying you will eventually actually stick yourself with a hook. I have hooked myself more times than I can count, but luckily I have…

Species Spotlight : Bowfin

The Bowfin, also known by many as Mudfish, Dogfish, and Swamp Trout, is actually one of my favorite fish to catch. I said it before in Trash Fish Fishing. To me, there is no such thing as a trash fish. If I am not in a tournament, where I need to catch a specific species,…

Catch Log March 2019

I have not been able to get out this month like I would have liked, but the few times I have, I had pretty tough days. The few times I did have good days were at Lake Sutton. With drastically warmer water temps than in surrounding waters, Lake Sutton always has a better bite, for…

Reel Regret

Last weekend I lost a good friend. A friend that I used to play a weekly poker game with. The kind of friend that you might not see for awhile, but then when you meet up again the same conversation continues. Every time I saw him he would ask me how my family was, and…

Superstitious Angler

Some guys have lucky socks or underwear. Some guys have a lucky token in there pocket. Almost all fishermen have some sort of superstition.  I don’t know that I’m very superstitious, but I do know that on good days of fishing, I credit my skills. On bad days of fishing, I may blame the stars…

Fishing Frenzy

Now I think everyone considers me a bass fisherman. I do love bass fishing and mainly bass tournament fishing, but I consider myself an everything fisherman. I forget that sometimes when I have back to back bass tournaments, but my son reminded me this past summer why we love “Fishing” so much. It was hot…

Tips for Bass Fishing with Kids

My son was seven when he accompanied me in our first Bass Tournament together. It is definitely a different experience when you are fishing with a child. Now he has fished with me for a few years already at this point, but he is still limited in his abilities. So here are a few tips…

The Day the Tournament Stood Still

I was up at 3:30 A.M. My alarm was set for 3:45, but I always have a hard time sleeping the night before a tournament. I get dressed and head out to the garage to load up the boat. When I come back inside to wake up my son I see my Wife up and packing…

The Bet

I love fishing. I think I have made that obvious by now. I love fishing any chance I get. Fresh water, salt water, day, or night, I love it. However, some days just fishing isn’t enough. Sometimes you got to sweeten the pot a little. If you have shared the boat with me before, and…