2015 Bassmaster Classic might include worst weather ever

By: Jim Root, 5:53 AM GMT on February 20, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, where spectators aren’t the only thing headed south this week! I've been in Greenville for a full 24 hrs but it really feels like NY!

In case you haven’t heard, the thermometer is absolutely plummeting this week in Greenville, S.C., and it looks like things will go from bad to worse by the time a champion is crowned Sunday!

How bad exactly? The lows could be in the single digits on Friday and the tak...

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WeatherSTEM Collaboration

By: Jim Root, 9:16 PM GMT on January 14, 2015

I recently got together with the creative team at WeatherSTEM to create "Fishing and Weather", the first of many educational lessons that integrates the science of weather and bass fishing to make learning more fun! This was a tremendous experience, and I think that teachers, parents, and school administrators who are all struggling with the common core are going to be really excited about this project! Check it out for yourself by clicking here or by going to thi...

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in New York State

By: Jim Root, 7:50 PM GMT on December 17, 2014

I know, this is kind of outside of the realm of "bass fishing, 101". But it's entirely within the realm of protecting the resources and habitats of fish in New York State, and other places around the world. In a shocking move, Governor Cuomo announced today that he will move to ban the practice of fracking for natural gas in NY, citing numerous health implications and environmental hazards. It is a huge step in the right direction, and comes amidst some of the mo...

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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

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