Turn out the lights! How night fishing can produce GIANT bass!

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...

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Four great new products from ICAST 2015 that you need to know about!

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


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Updated: 5:01 PM GMT on July 27, 2015

Top Ten finish at the Inaugural ICAST Cup at Lake Toho!

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...

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Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part I, Lake Erie

By: Jim Root, 11:50 PM GMT on June 23, 2015

After spending my entire life chasing huge smallmouth in the Northeast, I picked six of the best fisheries and set out on a mission to see for myself which of those legendary bodies of water wear the crown for the largest and meanest smallmouth bass!  My journey will take me to: Ontario, Champlain, Oneida, Simcoe, The St. Lawrence River, and to kick it off I grabbed my buddy and professional photographer Jon Fuchs and went to a place that is often regarded as THE s...

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Updated: 11:48 PM GMT on July 21, 2015

Keys to huge largemouth at Oneida Lake!

By: Jim Root, 7:02 PM GMT on June 11, 2015

Everyone has been talking about how I caught over 200 largemouth at Oneida in just two days. A lot have suspected I was bed fishing, but that's not the case. In this video I'll give you detailed information about where I was, what I was using, and what weather conditions made this all come together, and how you can use that information in your own local body of water to help you have a trip like I did!  Click the link below to see it all  or go to ...

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Updated: 7:03 PM GMT on June 11, 2015

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