Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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  The Early Bird Gets The Worm WELCOME TO MY BLOG!  There is nothing I enjoy more than teaching folks how to catch more fish.  Whether someone wants to catch more trout, cat fish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, lake trout,... 

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Will Burbot Destroy Flaming Gorge?

Burbot were introduced whether naturally or by design into Flaming Gorge Reservoir more than a decade ago.  The results have been interesting to say the least. When I first started sampling the burbot population with the DWR... 

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Topwater Awaits On Powell

This time of year Lake Powell beckons to recreational campers, boaters, and tourists alike and the 1900 or so miles of shoreline, countless coves, and bays seem to swallow you up.  Anglers live and die by the topwater bite for... 

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Summertime Smallmouths — Timing the Switch

Smallmouth bass behavior never ceases to amaze. One day the bass are coming off the post spawn period and are protecting fry or simply eating everything in sight … and then … nothing. The bite disappears and the summertime... 

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Clear Lake Tournaments — How To Win From John Pearl

  Rarely do you get a seasoned tournament angler to share his inside knowledge as to how he prepares for and fishes tournaments. When I met John Pearl on his home water – Clear Lake, CA, not only was he willing to talk about... 

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Clear Lake Big Bass

While pre-fishing for a tournament, especially on new water, keep your eyes open, for birds, bait, and even anglers fishing in areas of interest. Astute observation will shorten the learning curve and assist as you make your... 

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Deer Creek — A Short Run To Some Great Fish

Deer Creek Reservoir has been producing some quality fish of late. Often overlooked for more popular destinations like Strawberry or even Starvation, Deer Creek is giving up good numbers of 15-to 20-inch trout, nice-sized walleyes,... 

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You Don’t Need A New Fish Finder — Just Read My Book

Christmas is a time when many anglers get the fish finder of their dreams wrapped up neatly and stowed under the Christmas tree. But, this year, do yourself a favor and don’t buy a new finder before downloading and reading... 

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Burbot Now Posing A Threat To Flaming Gorge

“Skeptical” is my middle name when it comes to determining whether or not a certain species will positively or negatively affect a fishery. When burbot (fresh water ling cod) were found in Flaming Gorge Revervoir... 

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Utah Lake In August — What Baits To Bring

The prime time for bass in Utah Lake is the late winter through the spring, but it’s not that the fish disappear, anglers simply move on to other waters as Utah Valley heats up and the surrounding mountains and cooler temperatures... 

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Utah Lake — Catch Largemouth Bass

Bob Johnson shows of a drop-shot fish caught in the springtime on Utah LakeI caught my first largemouth bass on Utah Lake in the late summer of 1978. I waded into the Provo River just to the south of Utah Lake State Park and... 

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