I'm Jim Root, one of the most published anglers on the topic of fish behavior as it relates to weather conditions. If you have questions let me know!
By: Jim Root, 6:20 PM GMT on November 30, 2015
On December 7th, 2015, the winner of the #ItsRainingGear contest will be announced and one lucky winner will take home over $2,500 in outdoor prizes. Gear to battle the harshest weather conditions, baits to help you catch fish, a rod and reel, and MUCH more. All you have to do to enter is like and share this image on Facebook (click here). Full list of rules and details about all the gear in the contest can be seen here.
By: Jim Root, 3:58 PM GMT on October 12, 2015
The biggest contest of 2014 - #ItsRainingGear - is back and it's bigger and better than ever! From now until December, you have a chance to win some of the amazing gear I've used this year: over $2,500 in outdoor prizes! To enter all you have to do is look for pictures like this one every Monday on Facebook, like it, share it, and like the pages of the great companies involved. Check it out by clicking here!
Updated: 2:48 PM GMT on October 19, 2015
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...