Thursday, December 27, 2012

Understanding Winter Crappies

With the cold weather now setting in I decided to focus more on ice fishing. Yesterday, I was looking at In-Fisherman and found this article about ice fishing for Crappie. I figured I'd share it with you all. It should help you fish for crappie on the hard water.

Understanding Winter Crappies- In-Fisherman:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Early-Ice Bluegills

We are going to talk about early ice bluegill fishing. This can be one of the best time to target bluegills. Early ice can be right after the ice forms or an ongoing process of ice that comes and then melts and then comes again.
In general, bluegills are good biters during this time. The problem though is trying to find them. You must locate them to be successful. At times this can be hard. You may have caught them last year in a certain area but this year they are no where to be found. Well I am going to share a tip that may help you locate them during early ice. That tip is about fall weather

Not sure when I did but I read some articles that were written by Dave Genz. One of the ones I read was about how fall weather will help you locate bluegills at first ice. One of his articles he stated that if you had a fall with abundant sunshine, relatively warm air temperatures and light winds that dominate the weeks prior to ice-up, you often find good conditions in shallow water that can keep bluegills using healthy weeds long after they would otherwise vacate for deeper water. The opposite can be seen when fall weather is downright nasty. If there was strong winds, cloudy days and colder than normal temperatures, it's common for bluegills to be holding deeper as soon as the ice comes. So do your homework and look back and think about how the fall was. If you are not from that area then ask someone that is from the area about how the fall weather was. I know this is not a guarantee that you will find bluegills by following this rule but it is a good place to start with.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

I'm Back

I would like to apologize for the lack of posts in the last couple of months. It especially bothers me when I had just started the blog. The reason for the lack of posts is because of some short term health problems. I had problems off and on with my back and one day I woke up and my back was killing me . Which was nothing real big as it happen many times before. What made this different is that when I got to work I had a hard time walking and then the next couple of days I could not move. So I went to the doctor and something that I thought would be over within a few days have now extended for almost two months. It is just now starting to get better. There were a couple of other issue that were found that now has me on medicine. I do feel that things are starting to get better and should start posting a lot more which is what I have plan to do. I like to thank you for you patients.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


First of all I would like to thank you for visiting my new fishing blog. Fishing is a passion of mine and if I am not fishing I'm reading about fishing. I read a lot of reviews and other blogs, and decided that I want to not just read, but to write about fishing as well. That's why I decided to start my own blog. I wanted to share my fishing stories and my knowledge. I know I am not the best writer, but I hope that my writing skills and this blog grow and become better over time. I will try to stay on topic, but once in a while I may post something that is not fishing related. When it comes to fishing related posts, I will post about my fishing adventures, product review, fishing related news, and my opinions. I will also share other people's blog posts that I feel are worth sharing. I really hope you enjoy my blog and thanks again for visiting.