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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Your Weekend Weather Fishing Forecast for August 8th, 9th, and 10th

By: Jim Root, 4:01 PM GMT on August 08, 2014

If you're unsure of what to do this weekend, and was wondering about places that might be good for fishing, here are some places you should check out as well as some that you probably should avoid!

Do check out:

Upstate NY

The Weather this weekend in NY is setting up for a fabulous weekend of fishing across the entire state! From Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Keuka, Cayuga, The St. Lawrence River, Champlain, The Susquehanna River, The Ch...

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Updated: 12:47 AM GMT on August 14, 2014

Champlain broke my motor, not my heart.

By: Jim Root, 6:36 PM GMT on August 04, 2014

A friend of mine Chris Murphy sent me a text when I got home from Plattsburgh that read "Gerald Swindle said if you want to be a professional bass angler you better learn to lose."

There's an enormous amount of truth in that. And like the saying goes, the truth hurts.

I hate losing. Hate it. I work so hard studying, preparing, reading, studying, maps, forums, blogs, maps, charts, practice. You have to devote that time to compete at this lev...

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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.

I love t...

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