Bringing the science of weather to the sport of fishing. I'll discuss how weather affects what the fish are doing and how to catch them!
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...
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...
By: Jim Root, 11:05 PM GMT on June 22, 2014
Since I began writing this blog I've started to get emails from people asking me what I would do in certain climates or weather conditions, and asking if there are presentations other than the ones I've suggested that are also an option to someone who might not feel that what I've suggested is something that they're really comfortable doing. So with that in mind, this week I'm going to address a question that I received last week, and I'm going to have several of m...
Updated: 5:34 PM GMT on June 23, 2014
By: Jim Root, 4:12 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
It's always a touchy subject for me when I hear people say "bass season" in NY. For as long as I can remember there was no catch and release for bass in the Empire State. The season opened the second saturday in June, and ran until the end of September. A few years ago that was changed for NY with the exception of St. Lawrence County (Lake Ontario, Black Lake, St. Lawrence River), and now it is perfectly legal to fish for bass all year outside of that area, as lo...
Updated: 4:26 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
By: Jim Root, 11:05 PM GMT on June 08, 2014
Chickamauga Lake is a BOMB of huge fish, and it’s about to explode!
If there’s one thing I have learned, and in a very cold and humbling way at that, it’s that trying to nail down the weather forecast part of my practice and tournament game-plan in Tennessee can be incredibly difficult. Storm systems are constantly changing direction and duration, resulting in conditions that can leave you scrambling for a plan D! So bear with me when I say this b...