Bringing the science of weather to the sport of fishing. I'll discuss how weather affects what the fish are doing and how to catch them!
By: Jim Root, 11:12 AM GMT on October 05, 2015
Let me start by saying how deeply appreciative I am of the over 200 young girls and women who came out in 40 degrees and rain to fish yesterday at my annual fishing clinic at Amahami with the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways. Not one of them ever complained, and you could hear their screams of excitement from all around the lake whenever they caught a fish. I also want to thank the three other anglers who helped me, Dominic Sergi - who helped me at th...
Updated: 11:20 AM GMT on October 05, 2015
By: Jim Root, 4:10 PM GMT on September 13, 2015
This has been one of the best years of my career, and with Fall fast approaching I plan to continue the momentum I have had going thus far right through to the end of the year. This is by far my favorite season because the fish get real aggressive, and it suits my style of fishing very well. The key to the big fish is that they want to eat one BIG meal, and they don't want to work hard to get it. With that said, here are some tips that will help you deci...
Updated: 7:39 PM GMT on September 14, 2015
By: Jim Root, 2:02 AM GMT on August 31, 2015
There's a saying in fishing that says "Never leave fish to find fish." I know this, and yet I still find myself doing it anyhow. For example, last week my buddy Matty and I started out on Thursday back at Cayuga Lake. It's understandable, we've been averaging over 20 pounds for about a month now, but believe it or not I was actually getting bored. And after we hit the 20 pound mark again by noon, I was just done. So we set out on a mission to catch some brown f...
By: Jim Root, 2:48 PM GMT on July 26, 2015
I just got back from Florida and have been playing around with some of the hot new stuff that was just released at ICAST and some of it is just plain nasty! Packs, storage, apparel, it's hard to know where to start with it all! I'm sure you've already seen a lot of stuff, but here are some things I found that flew under the radar that are going to be big hits for 2015 and beyond!
1. Mt Pickett 20 by Paxis Pax www.paxispax.com MSRP: $275.00
Updated: 5:01 PM GMT on July 27, 2015
By: Jim Root, 2:05 AM GMT on July 22, 2015
The inaugural ICAST Cup took place July 14th, 2015 on Lake Tohopekaliga, more commonly referred to as Lake Toho, and it brought out some of the biggest names in competitive fishing from all over the planet. Aaron Martens, Shaw Grigsby, Kevin Hawk, Kevin Yamamoto, David Fritts, Justin Lucas, Casey Martin, Drew Benton, JT Kenney, Scott Canterbury, and many others showed up to compete on one of the most prestigious lakes in the lower 48 that has a reputation for produ...