In late spring following the spawning activities of bass, the shad and bluegill will be spawning in relation to docks, rock ledges and riprap banks. One of the most productive baits that can cover more water quickly and stay in the strike zone longer in these areas is a crankbait. When fishing these areas boat position is a critical part of your presentation. The key to catching post
Now the water has warmed up and the spawn has almost passed, bass move from the beds to feed. The warmer water of the post spawn era has increased feeding activity bass that have been guarding their nest. Recuperating largemouth are not yet chasing fast moving baits and will stay in areas that provide quick access to and from deep water partially due to changing weather patterns and the
Day two of the LBAA Tournament on Tennessee's Old Hickory Lake turned out to be a tougher day of fishing following the front that moved in on day one.
Day one of the LBAA tournament on Old Hickory Lake began with a bang as a thunderstorm rolled in to begin the launch. A day of rain and over cast skies on a lake filled with floating debris, the ladies showed their determination and skill by returning to the weigh in with several limits and several large bass in their live-wells. Each angler had story to tell at the weigh in of
The Lady Bass Anglers Association has traveled to Tennessee's Old Hickory Lake for the second regular season tournament of the 2013 tour. The registration meeting held today at Barefoot Charlie’s Restaurant in Hendersonville was fun and exciting as the ladies reviewed the rules and regulations and anglers and co-anglers were paired up for the tournament. The event will have
Steve Winslett brought over 23 pounds to the scales in an ABA victory on Lay Lake, all thanks to swim jigs and a 9.2-pound kicker.
Fisrt time out on my boat this Spring when my friend Mike & I came accross this school of blitzing bluefish. We were into this school for over an hour and caught & released over 60 fish between 3 and 5 pounds.
In this video, we are using small, square-bill CrankBaits to catch bass that were preparing for spawn; However, we used this same crank bait successfully all year long.
Here's a quick dish you can put together in under 20 mins and will work will almost any fish.
In this video we use a variety of Creature Baits to turn on a bite that was shut down
This video is about finesse Bass Fishing using the CoolBaits Lures underspin
Hes working for nibbles and wouldn't you know it once I stopped recording he would catch a crappie
Eric can see, crappie and sunfish swimming around and they didn't want to bite while I was recording
Hes getting nibbles, once I stopped filming he started catching sunfish
Eric finally catches one while I'm filming
Eric's getting nibbles
Got an invite from Rob Alcock and Syd Pallister of Gibbs Delta Tackle to Fish with Jason Assonitis and Chris Jarvis of Bonchovy Fishing Charters. We fished for chinook in the Gulf Islands. Special thanks to all the guys for a great day ! Music provided by The British Columbians www.gibbsdelta.com www.bonchovy.com www.thebritishcolumbians.com
Take a look back at some of the Big Bass winners in recent ABA tournaments.
Bryan Schmitt won the divisional season opener in an ABA tournament on the Potomac River.
JP DeRose shows how to tie an improved clinch knot, one of the most popular and useful fishing knots out there.
Sights of the Bay
Red fishing the backwaters of the Lower Chesapeake Bay.
Chris Whitson brought an impressive 26.67 pounds to the scales in an ABA victory on Lake Guntersville.
JP DeRose provides step-by-step instructions for how to properly tie a palomar knot.
Karl recently hooked up with Patrick Crawford of Allure Fishing Charters & ReserveFishing.com once again on a road trip to do a little mid march bass fishing on South Carolina`s Santee Cooper and ran into a few too many toothy critters that call this place home.
New friend Sang plays and releases a Fraser RIver White Sturgeon
Hello,my name is Jason Kim .I live in Rockland County,NY. I use cereal to make dough and assemble a surf rod and a spade. This is how I throw the bait about 140 yards far on the shore of the Han River in South Korea.
Love it while crossing
With the new sturgeon regulations we managed to play this fish to the beach. We also wanted to learn the process as we've never done this before. There's something very special about keeping a fish like this in the water and then releasing it like this. It's almost magical.
Here we use boats to cross the river just like in the video......
Prespawn Bass Fishing
The 2012 Nashville Boat and Sport Show
Ferlin Wynatch owner of Recdemption Outdoors conducted some cold water field test today on chilly Center Hill Lake in Tennessee. Here are a few of the pictures.
A tribute to a 31 year old classic crankbait. the Bandit Lure.
Recycle those trees into fish attractants to improve your fishery. Be sure to check with your local wildlife agency and local fishing clubs to organize a program.
Move over Alabama Rig there is another innovation to bass fishing that could possibly change fishing forever. From Rick Lawrence, the inventor of the Fish-N-Fool knot comes; "The Boob Tube rig". Rick was kind enough to allow me to share his rig and his instructional pictures from his site with WFN. In this post Rick will give us step-by-step instruction for rigging the "The Boob Tube rig".
Joey Monteleone will be at the Nashville Boat and Sportshow January 12 -15, 2012. Joey and other Bass pros such as Randy Howell will be conducting seminars through out the duration of the show.
Winter’s Most Lethal Lures
Bionic Custom Baits
Winter Rainbow Trout of Tennessee's Cumberland Mountain Park
The orginal floating Rapala
Amazing Custom from Tackle J & J Tackle
New Spectr Baits from Northern Lights the original color changing baits!
Crappie Fishing with Joey Monteleone
A few pictures recapping this week in my world of fishing!
just a few shots from our last outing
Fall Weekend Fishing
I received my prize today for winning the Worldwide Every Fishermans Competition.
These awesome lures are made by Shooter Crankbaits, a Heber Springs Arkansas company with an innovative design that allows water to flow through the lure when cranked for turbulance and deeper cranking. Available in 11 colors these lures rock. Watch for an upcoming blog about this lure in the fall.
Tennessee's Largest Lake -Watts Bar
Fishing the stumps and pads can be a great time on the water.
Friday Evening Fishing after work, there is no better way to unwind.
Fall Blade Baits
Join us as we share scenes from our Labor Day in the rain.
Tips and lures for catching Fall Tennessee Striped Bass
Growing up on Dale Hollow Lake, in Tennessee, fishing with his family in the shadow of legendary bass angler, the late Billy Westmorland, gave young Mark Bilbrey a solid foundation in the sport of fishing. Mark became an Eagle Scout through conservation projects on Dale Hollow lake and other area parks. He received a skipper certification through the USCG at the age of eighteen navigating and fishing Dale Hollow Lake. Now, after many years as a businessman, Bilbrey has completed professional fishing guide training at Foley/Belsaw in preparation for a future in the industry. A registered Master Angler in Tennessee, and an Ambassador to the World Fishing Network he shares his tips, techniques and stories in hopes to help teach new anglers how to locate and catch fish. His articles have been featured on the web sites of the North American Fishing Club, Monticello Big Bass, and Catfishing Journals. Mark was recently on ESPN Radio's "Set the Hook!" with Pat Rose talking about, what else? Fishing!. Bilbrey holds memberships in several fishing organizations including Pro Staff Positions with lure manufacturing companies and is a member of B.A.S.S., NAFC, and FLW. His passion for sport fishing has been recognized in a promotional video on the World Fishing Network and he was recently selected as "Ambassador of the Year" by WFN. Also a member of The B.A.S.S. Council an exclusive online community made up of bass anglers from across the U.S. who are interested in sharing their opinions. As a member of the B.A.S.S. Council he has the opportunity to tell B.A.S.S. what he thinks about ideas, and provide valuable input through surveys. He credits his passion for fishing to his wife Donna and his childhood fishing with his father, Billy Bilbrey, his three older brothers and to his cousin Jack Huddelston, owner of Dale Hollows, Horse Creek Dock. Visit my web site at http:/markbilbrey.com