Crossbows Are On The Rise

Crossbow hunting across North America is quickly growing in popularity due to changes in the laws in most states and provinces. Until recently, crossbow hunting was mostly restricted to those with verified disabilities that prevented them from drawing a compound or longbow back which takes strength. Typically, crossbow hunting is allowed wherever bow hunting is permitted, but in some instances it is restricted to rifle hunting regions like New York plans to do in 2011. Continue reading

How To Drop Shot A Crankbait

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Baits such as the Slug-Go, Shadow and Fin-S can be fished almost anywhere. They're especially productive during the spring and fall when bass move shallow and feed heavily on shad and other baitfish. They're an eye contact bait meaning the bass has to see it to hit it. Therefore they produce best in clear water.

Ever think about drop shotting a crankbait or suspending jerkbait ? We have too ! Well, here’s how to do it.Take your crankbait or jerkbait you’d like to modify, and position the split ring forward, directly in the center of the bill.

Now with a small drill bit, drill a hole through the lip going through the split ring from the top side.To rig the bait, tie on to the bait’s split ring, leaving an 8- to 12-inch tag.Run the tag end through the hole you drilled and attach a drop shot weight. Be sure to use a heavy enough weight to sink the bait at the desired rate.You can adjust the amount of action the crankbait has by modifying the size of the hole you drill. A bigger hole allows for more wiggle. That’s all there is to it. Give it a try on your next day on the lake.

Bass Fishing From Shore 101

#BassFishing from shore is nothing new to me! In fact, that is where most of my learning and experimenting took place. Whether it's a local pond, river, reservoir or large inland lake you can find Bass.

Being adventurous and constantly on the move is essential to success. However, knowing the right time to be out there is key too. SMB, for example will be present at a casting distance provided the temperature of the water is cool enough. If I was shore fishing 5 feet of water in the middle of the summer, with out weeds present, then that would be a waste of time, in my opinion! Now, if this shoreline is riddled with weeds and stumps I would be there with bells on, fishing for #LargemouthBass. A fast sloping shore line with somewhat deep water would hold better numbers of #SmallmouthBass would it not? That is a characteristic I would look for from a boat, so why would it be any different from shore! Continue reading