There is something special about catching a fish on a lure you made yourself. The sense of accomplishment is somehow enhanced by the adrenaline of the catch. Give making this simple and inexpensive lure a try, you will be glad you did, because like I said, they are crappie and bass killers. For pike and musky you will want to use bigger materials. I look forward to seeing the lure you have made.
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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
In product testing and interviewing lure manufactures over the last few years, I have become acquainted with several successful businessmen, women and entrepreneurs, and I have witnessed dreams fall apart and good folks losing their entire investments as they leap from a hobby to a business. The fishing industry can be very profitable and it can be tough with relentless with regional
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