Crankbaits are a great lure to start with for spring time bass.
Illinois – Cory Yarmuth
Make sure to check out tungsten jigs to fish to your full potential
Are you ice fishing to your full potential? Odd question I guess, but think about it for a minute.
The world of sonar/gps combos has changed leaps and bounds over the last few years and along with this has been the need for updated lake contour and navigation maps.
How has your summer been? I guess that should be rephrase to how has your summer fishing been?
How often do you give a thought to color of your bait vs. the body style or pattern painted on it?
The calendar says that it is March, but the weather sure hasn’t made it feel that way.
How many times have you ice fished a new lake and actually paid attention to the posted signs about limits, sizes, even hook and line limits?
We have been socked by system after system that has brought snow, wind, rain, and windchills in the negative double digits.
Winter has hit us hard here in Illinois and with the snow and cold has come ice.
As many of you know, the concealed-carry legislation has passed in Illinois and the applications for permits will be coming out in January of 2014.
The fall season triggers the fish to start to feed up heavily and this means that you are likely to hook into some real trophy fish.
The fall weather on Lake Michigan is creating conditions perfect for the fall king salmon run.
Larger bait sizes may be the trick to bigger catches in Lake Michigan
Illinois weather conditions often force anglers to shift and be flexible
Technology is helping anglers eliminate “dead ” water and making efforts more efficient.
Lake Michigan fish can play havoc on your hooks and sinkers. Faulty tackle can cost you big fish on the big water.
As water temperatures in Illinois rise, bass begin foraging for food. Choosing the right color is important when trying to lure a hungry fish.
Most of Illinois’ waters are free of ice, creating a feeding frenzy among the state’s bluegills, crappies and bass. Weed growth are the best places to find the fish right now.
Ice fishing for panfish is at its peak in northern Illinois
Ice is dangerous and, before I get into anything else, I want to mention a couple things that you need to keep in mind. First and foremost is safety.
Well, at least a little ice is here. When I say little, there are reports of 1 to 1 1/2 inches on many back bays and channels. Now, I am a diehard fisherman and love nothing more than getting on the ice to get a nice meal of tasty gills, but my number one concern is safety. Why do people…
Here in the north part of Illinois, you can feel that ice is near. For ice anglers, that means our reels are re-spooled, jigs organized by size, shape and color — and our batteries for our flashers are charged. What am I forgetting? Oh yea, my clothing. It's time to prepare our cold weather gear for another season out on…
Is December really upon us? It seems just like yesterday that the leaves still had green in them and the days were long and the nights were short. This total transformation just seems to have taken me by surprise. I suppose this means that it is time to switch up gears and start preparing for all the great winter fishing…
It is late fall and the rivers are flowing fast and high, but this only means that the fishing is just getting started. The walleye bite is on and now is a great time to take advantage of it. There is something about standing in the middle of a river with temperatures hovering around freezing and casting into the darkness…
I don't want to jump the gun, as most know I am a die-hard open water fan, but the ice fishing season is soon upon us and it is certainly a good time to start preparing gear for this upcoming season. It's time to get out the gear and perform a few checks before the lakes do freeze over and…