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…

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…

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…

A Bad Day of Fishing

You have probably heard it just as many times as me if not more. “A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work”. Or as one of my favorite songs on my fishing playlist says, “A bad day of fishing beats a good day of anything else”. When I think of bad days…

Trash Fish Fishing

I hear it all the time when I’m either launching or loading my boat and other anglers are at the dock. I ask how they did and they say “I caught nothing but trash fish”, or “nothing was biting but the Gar, Pickerel, and Mudfish”. Is there really such thing as a trash fish?  Is it…

How Fishing Saved My Life

It was not too many years ago that I was a completely different person. I was just getting used to being home from the battlefield. I was home, but I was not home. I was afraid just to leave the house most of the time. I hated being around crowds, and even just meeting new people bothered…