Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Blind Fishing — The Woes Of An Angler Without a Fish Finder

February 29, 2016 by  
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I just realized that most anglers don’t use their fish finders for more than just a fancy depth finder.  It’s difficult for me to believe that anglers are forced to fish “blind” rather than figuring out how to make their electronics into fish catching machines.  Let me tell you pieces of a recent story that […]

Will Burbot Destroy Flaming Gorge?

October 22, 2014 by  
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Burbot

Smallmouth bass populations in the northern part of the reservoir are down an estimated 90 percent from a few years ago. And, burbot populations have now exploded almost reservoir long.

Topwater Awaits On Powell

July 28, 2014 by  
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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 the next couple of months and this column is dedicated to teaching you how to […]

Summertime Smallmouths — Timing the Switch

September 24, 2013 by  
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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 lock jaw begins in earnest. Why does this happen? For this post, I can only give […]

Clear Lake Tournaments — How To Win From John Pearl

April 21, 2013 by  
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“I’m still learning. This is a very diverse lake with a lot of different kinds of structure and it receives a lot of fishing pressure too. So, it’s not just learning where to fish, it’s more a question of learning how fish behave and where they go and when, and how they position, things like that. Pressured fish act differently than un-pressured fish, so much of how I learned this lake was coming up with ideas as to where the fish move and why they move. It has taken me years to figure things out.”

Clear Lake Big Bass

April 17, 2013 by  
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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 plan of attack to conquer a new body of water. I found myself doing exactly that on Clear […]

Deer Creek — A Short Run To Some Great Fish

January 21, 2013 by  
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“We are trying to stock larger trout in Deer Creek,” said Mike Slater, aquatics manager for the Central Region of the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). “We find that predation is lessened greatly when we stock 10-inchers in the reservoir.

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

December 4, 2012 by  
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“I’ve caught more fish while using my finder than at any other timne in my life. Thanks for writing ‘Fish Finders'”.

Burbot Now Posing A Threat To Flaming Gorge

November 29, 2012 by  
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Burbot in Flaming Gorge are growing and getting stronger all the time.

Utah Lake In August — What Baits To Bring

July 25, 2012 by  
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In any sand- or clay-bottomed lake that struggles with fertility and can’t seem to grow sufficient vegetation except along the shoreline, fish seem to congregate in areas where they feel protected.

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