Live Update from Champlain for the second stop on the Bassmaster Northern Opens

By: Jim Root, 4:24 PM GMT on July 28, 2014

This place is not for the faint of heart, nor the weak stomached.

Lake Champlain, in all its beauty and majestic landscape has been brutally unkind to open up the second stop on the Bassmaster Northern Open trail. South winds sent waves in excess of 4 feet crashing over my boat yesterday. Combined with driving rain and thunder and lightening, the lake got nautical in a hurry and sent tons of boats from the fleet running for safety.

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Mega week and ICAST highlight mid July.

By: Jim Root, 11:52 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

If you live above the Mason-Dixon line you're either enjoying some of the best fishing you've seen in years, or you're missing out on it! The current temperatures and moon phase is producing a feeding frenzy of both Large and Smallmouth bass. Temperatures have been moderate and slightly cooler at night. While the moon phase has fish targeting crawfish and feeding so heavily on them, you can actually see fish regurgitate them when they're being reeled in or after ...

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Summertime Smallies!

By: Jim Root, 1:11 AM GMT on July 14, 2014

For people from the North, smallmouth fishing is a way of life. Big Lakes with big waves, producing legendary bronzebacks. These fish routinely come completely out of the water while being reeled in, and often the fiercest action doesn't begin until they've seen the boat. If you haven't had the opportunity to experience this for yourself, I highly recommend it. There are many bodies of water offering exquisite smallmouth fishing: Erie, Ontario, Simcoe, Cayuga, ...

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Updated: 5:19 PM GMT on July 14, 2014

It's all sunshine at Reel Weather Youth Fishing Clinic in Greene, NY!

By: Jim Root, 2:20 PM GMT on July 07, 2014



Sunday was a beautiful day for fishing in Upstate NY, and over 30 families came out to participate in my youth fishing clinic. Some anglers were more experienced than others, but none of them lacked any enthusiasm. With my personal weather station on site, we began by first stressing the importance of keeping our parks and waters clean. I wanted everyone to understand how vital it is that we protect our environment so that we can continue to enjoy thi...

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Don't let cold fronts chill your bite!

By: Jim Root, 1:41 AM GMT on June 30, 2014



We normally think of summer as hot, humid, and the cold fronts can be a thing of relief that we welcome. For bass anglers, these drops in temperature can be really demoralizing. When temps that have been hovering in the 90s suddenly drop over night to the 80s and below, this can have a dramatic impact on the bass in your home lake. This can be a really frustrating time, because it normally has meant a really intense feeding period leading up to this c...

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