Three things you must know if you want to catch GIANTS in the Upper Chesapeake Bay!

By: Jim Root, 1:22 AM GMT on April 21, 2015

The Upper Chesapeake Bay is home to some monster fish, but it's not as easy as just launching your boat and flipping some docks. There are a lot of variables that need to be taken into consideration if you want to land a trophy!



Tides, Winds, and Weather

For many of us, fishing tidal water can be really confusing. The fish are dominated by it. If the tide isn't right, you can pretty much lay down and take a nap because that's probab...

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Rainwise Interview

By: Jim Root, 4:32 PM GMT on April 02, 2015

I was recently interviewed by Rainwise Inc, makers of my personal weather station. In the interview I give details about what weather data is important to me, how and why I track it, and how it makes me perform at a higher level.

Click here to read it!

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Updated: 10:07 PM GMT on April 02, 2015

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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