My keys to success at Black Lake!

By: Jim Root, 6:42 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Finally a top ten finish at my favorite lake in the whole world.

I can't tell you how many hours I've spent fishing and studying Black Lake. Situated in St. Lawrence County in Northern New York, it's the site of the first tournament I ever fished, the first fishing trip I ever took, and the very first entry of my fishing weather journal. I have had incredibly good days there, that have been followed by the worst finishes I have ever had sinc...

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Updated: 6:52 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Get The Lead Out

By: Jim Root, 1:44 PM GMT on September 08, 2014

5 reasons why Tungsten sinkers are better for YOU!

I remember when I heard that New York State was banning lead sinkers. At first I thought nothing of it, but I quickly had a heart attack when I saw the price of Tungsten. I thought it was going to mean the end of my worm fishing days! I couldn't see a benefit, and I didn't know all the environmental hazards associated with lead that had prompted that legislation. That was 2002, over ten ye...

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Updated: 2:46 PM GMT on September 08, 2014

How's the weather in your livewell?

By: Jim Root, 4:13 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

I just got back from a tournament at Oneida Lake, my first after having installed my new V-T2 Livewell system from New Pro Products. This unique system is designed to improve the overall quality of your livewell both when it's holding fish and when it is not. If you're like me, you probably had no idea what was happening in there. You add water, recirculate it from time to time, make sure the aerator is working, keep a bottle of Rejuvenate on hand, and have been ...

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Updated: 5:44 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

Five things you need to know before you go smallmouth fishing in NY.

By: Jim Root, 6:53 PM GMT on August 18, 2014

If you're like most people you've probably heard stories of how legendary the smallmouth bass fishing is in NY. From Ontario, Erie, St. Lawrence, Oneida, Champlain, Cayuga, Susquehanna, you can find yourself hooking up with smallmouth in the 5-7+ pound range on every trip if you know what to look for, what to bring, and what to expect. Come unprepared, however, and you will leave with a coldness in your heart as deep as those lakes.

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Updated: 1:10 AM GMT on August 19, 2014

My biggest fishing advantage.

By: Jim Root, 6:43 PM GMT on August 15, 2014

In May, I was filmed at the first B.A.S.S. Northern Open of 2014 at Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN. Here is the segment, showcasing my use of a Personal Weather Station to help me get an added edge in competition!


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