The Science of Barometric Pressure, Part II

By: Jim Root, 5:48 PM GMT on November 20, 2014

In my last blog post I introduced the facts of Barometric Pressure (BP) as they relate to fishing, and offered some tips as to how it may relate to behavior and eating habits for bass in North America. Here in part 2 of that piece I'm going to detail how Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass relate to different BPs and their changes at my favorite body of water and frequent stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series and host to the second Bass Pro Shops Northern Open trail for 2...

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The Science of Barometric Pressure, Part 1

By: Jim Root, 6:42 PM GMT on November 12, 2014

I've been approached many times this year by people asking me different questions about how weather conditions impact fish behavior, and the biggest question seems to always be around the topic of Barometric Pressure. Quite frankly, there's a lot to discuss there, and a lot of conflicting research that you'll find when you try to do a search for it on the internet. So how do you know where to begin, and what information is valuable?

It's really essent...

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Updated: 2:12 PM GMT on November 13, 2014

Finger Lakes losing fight with gas companies?

By: Jim Root, 7:16 PM GMT on November 05, 2014

Over 100 local businesses and thousands of individuals in the Finger Lakes Region near Seneca Lake have come forward in opposition to the storage of natural gas in the vacant salt caverns beneath the giant body of water in what is now the third week of protests. The Texas-based energy corporation, Crestwood Midstream, is moving forward with plans to store highly pressurized, explosive gas on the west shore of Seneca Lake, despite documented instability ...

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Updated: 7:23 PM GMT on November 05, 2014

Are you protected from Lyme Disease?

By: Jim Root, 10:14 PM GMT on October 26, 2014

There’s a rapidly increasing risk to all outdoor enthusiasts. Ticks carrying Lyme disease are being found in large numbers, and in places where you would least expect them. If you’re not prepared and aware of the risk, you’re putting yourself and your loved ones at risk. So here are some facts and some preventative techniques that can help you avoid exposure.


When most people think of ticks they immediately think of deer ticks,...

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Updated: 12:34 AM GMT on October 27, 2014

Win $2,000 of my gear!

By: Jim Root, 4:05 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

It's Raining Gear!

I've been really fortunate this year to work with some of the best companies in the outdoor world. Now we've gotten together and created the biggest contest of year! The It's Raining Gear contest is going to bring a boat load of gear to one very lucky winner. Here's a list of what you'll get if you win:

Stormr Fusion Rain Suit ($600 value)

Dobyns Champion Extreme Fishing Rod ($349 value)


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Updated: 4:37 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

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