Fresh Baitcaster's: 1 Abu MGX, 4 Abu Revo Premier 1st Gen. 6 Revo SX one 3rd Gen one 2nd Gen four 1st Gen, 1 Shimano Curado 200E5, 1 Shimano 200G5, 1 Shimano Core 50MG7, 3 Shimano Curado 50E, Shimano Citica 200E, Pinnacle, Shimano Calisto-Fresh Spinning:Shimano Catera, 3 Okumas, 3 Abu Garcia Soron STX20, 1 Abu Garcia Orra2 S30, 1 Abu Garcia Orra S30, 1 Abu Garcia STX10, 1 Abu Garcia Cardinal C701LX, 1 Abu Garcia Cardinal 503, Salt Baitcaster:Plueger Contender-Salt Spinning:Penn, Diawa, 2 Okuma
4th & last tournament for this trail this year. My usual spot as co-angler. Very low turn-out for the last one...7 boat, 7 co-anglers. Lots of small fish. Caught them all day long, just not much size. Caught probably 20 Bass anyway. My boater had a 5 fish limit @ 7.80lbs (4th place boater), and I had a 3 fish limit @ 3.37lbs (4th place co-angler). Boater side 13.47lbs won, and 6.64lbs on the non-boater side.
Overall this year I have felt sub-par, but consistent. I finished tied for 3rd overall, after finishing 2nd the past 3 years. Always looking for to better. Never satisfied.
Back at the end of the Avid Anglers made our first visit to Nippenicket as a club, 2nd for me personally. Bluebird skies, a high pressure weather system, and very little wind made the fish very skittish and hard to find. Also my boater had big motor issues that had him very distracted most of the day. I tried to keep focused. After 10am, my boater gave me control of the trolling motor. Some non-keepers between us sporadically through out the morning. Wind picked up 12:30, so I started throwing a spinnerbait over some grass. Finally get a keeper at about 1:30pm. I had a better one come off by the boat about a half hour later. At about 2:30pm my boater finally gets one too. No shut out! Very tough day, but staying focused was the key. My 1 Largemouth @ 1.36lbs gave me 7th place out of 10.
On a side note this Tournament was the last of the "2016" season for the club, and I was able to get the Co-Angler of the Year for the 2nd time in 3 years.
3rd Nation tournament of the season. 1st time here for me. Usual spot as co-angler (3 fish limit). Fished with a nice guy named Kory. I caught 4 Largemouth, and 1 Smallmouth early on...but they were all shorts...11-3/4"...Rain showed up at noontime, and then came the winds. That when I started chucking a spinnerbait. 1st keeper Largemouth finally at 1:30pm, and 2 more by 2:30pm to finish my limit. Unfotunately there wasn't much size for me as my total weight was 3lbs 13oz giving me 9th place out of 9 co-anglers. There was only 1-3/4lbs between me and 2nd place. Happy I caught my limit, but certainly not satisfied. On a side not my Denali Lithium Spinnerbait rod feels friggin awesome!!
CLub Tourney here last month. Spawn tourney, but the cold front played a role in the tougher bite. Lot's of small fish around. I caught about 20 Smallmouth on Senkos, and a dropshot. My limit was only 6.11lbs, with my biggest @ 2.30lbs giving me 8th place. 1st place was 16.09lbs, with a 6.43lb Largemouth Lunker! Total beast!
Joined my friend Robbie, his Dad, Uncle, and 2 cousins for a 4 hour Striper trip with Triton Sportfishing out of Orleans, MA. The bite down the Cape is great right now with the Striper migrating north. 25-30 fish to the boat all by trolling. Biggest was Cousin Brian's 42". Several keepers for everyone in the 37" to 30" range. I caught 6 total with 2 keepers, and 4 schoolies. My keepers were a fat 33", and a new personal best 37". What a great trip. I would highly recommend this time of year with Capt Steve & Mate John with Triton Sportfishing.
2nd Nation Tournament of the season. Spawn Tournament can always be extremely tough from the back of the boat. I got paired with, now new friend, Collin. Water temps were high 50's. Harwich was pretty calm today, which was different. Bite was bad the 1st half of the day. Lot's of bedding fish, but also some cruisers too. Collin had a limit @ 12.35lbs and that was only good for 10th on the boater side. 4th @ 18.30lbs, 3rd @ 18.34lbs, 2nd @ 18.45lbs, and 1st was 19.89lbs including a Smallmouth lunker @ 5lbs. I finished with my 3 fish limit @ 6.20lbs and 7th place. I had one good Smallmouth @ 3.20lbs, but my other two were only 2lbs & 1lb. On the Co-Angler side (3 Fish limit) 3rd was 10.29lbs, 2nd was 10.58lbs including a Smallmouth lunker @ 5.24lbs, and 1st was 11.61lbs. Some awesome fish brought to the scales today!!
1st club tournament of the year. Brutal cold front had moved in, and that made for a tough bite. The gusty winds at times did not help. I was paired with my bud Mikey. He made a bait & a cadence change the scored big for him. I made a change to, but wasn't as sucessful as him. He finished with a limit @ 16.03lb anchored by a nice 4.76lb Largemouth. 2nd was a limit @ 11.33lbs, and 3rd was a limit @ 10.30lbs including a 5.16lb Largemouth for Lunker. I finished with 2 Largemouth & 1 Smallmouth @ 4.04lb good for 7th place.
***Been crazy busy with work/life, so just catching up on some outings*** 1st Nation Tourney of the season had a low turnout. 13 Boaters, and 8 Co-Anglers. New this year is Co-Angler limit is reduced to 3 fish...Not really excited about this change, but it is what is it. Cold, Windy day with watertemps in the high 40's if I recall. I was paired with The Lunkerman, Sheron K. Brown. The bite was terrible...All day! We threw the hell out the jerkbait. We both finished with 1 fish each. Sheron with a Smallmouth, and I had a Largemouth. That 1 Largemouth was 1.78lbs, and gave me 5th place. Not the results I wanted, but valuable point regardless.
My club the Avid Anglers hosted our 12th annual Easter Bunny Open at Long Pond Harwich. I fished with my buddy Paul. The last couple years we have done pretty good. Not this year, Paul had our only fish with a 2.51lb Smallie. That gave us 16th place out of 23 teams. As always though somebody finds them! Check out the video I put together for this event on my YouTube page. Stay tuned till the end to see the top 5 results!
A couple weeks ago Chuck & I took advantage of some warmer weather for a trip to the cape. The 1st stop yielded no signs of life after 2 hours,do we pulled and head to the next stop. Stop 2 showed a little scattered life, but only one fish between the 2 of us. It was 3-1/2lb Smallie out of 35ft of water. Nice one for the 1st of the year. Football head jig, water temps were 37-38 degrees. I did get a new gopro courtesy of my girlfriend, so I was able to get some footage. Hope you like the video!
Hi all. Haven't been on the site for a while due to some injuries I was unable to go fishing. I went for the first time 2 days ago and even though I didn't catch anything it felt great to feel my rod in my hands! I feel like a beginner again but it sure felt sweet baiting my hook and taking that first cast! Hope everyone is having a great summer with plenty of time to do what we love..FISH ON!
Looking for some new info please. Can anyone tell me some good places on Lake Champlain to fish for Largemouth/Smallmouth bass? Going up for a week starting next Friday morning for the LCI and then vaca. I will be staying on Isle La Motte for the week.
Friend of mine on here is getting ready to have surgery and has done most of the work himself on his boat as far as sanding, etc. Need to find someone that is able to paint it at a good price? If you know of anyone or a good place, please let me know. Lives in Fall River, Ma. so anything close would be great but if not, something can be worked out, Thanks, Dale
having my surgery on monday and will be a while before i can work on the boat it is fiberglass and i need to have it painted i did a lot of work on it and need to paint it before i carpet it but will be down and out for a few months looking for a painter at a good price please let me know if you or someone you know does this or can do it thanks
If anyone is interested in Bass Angler Magazines, contact me wether it be a subscription for yourself or for christmas or a display for your tackle shop or one you may know of. Message me here or email@example.com or if tackle shop you can call me at 978-237-1469. Also I will have a Bass Angler Booth up at the Rockingham Hunting and Fishing Expo on the 5th & 6th of Jan at the Rockingham Park in Salem,NH Great deals and mags, gonna be a great time and huge crowd. Thanks, Dale Adams
Suppose to be a great day tomorow and with the sun back in the picture, going out for a couple hours and see what happens. Pics and trip will follow. Have a great day everyone and wishing you the best for the upcoming weekend.
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