frog vidsUPDATED–Toughest parts of a bass fishing interview are asking the right questions–and then being able to read my notes so I can tell the story. Bobby Barrack’s companion videos “Turnin’ Frogs into Toads” (1 & 2) has taken a double, make that, a triple load off my back.

For the first step, Bobby clearly thought about what information he should share–what would be essential and make sense. Second, if you get these videos, you won’t have to read my notes–nor will I. (more…)


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EL NINO proves to be one rude dude.

EL NINO proves to be one rude dude.

Kind of rude, you know. With so many expecting you for the spring event, but what do we get? Nothing, not a word of explanation.

Hey, we’ve been steeped in drought for almost five [stinking] years. My lawn looks like the Sahara, and I can barely see the top of the launching ramp from the lot. Heck, everywhere else, I can see the bottom of the launch ramp.

I went out and got the roof repaired, the yard drains cleared and painted everything wood on the property. I can’t believe you would act like this! We got your early tease, then a week or so back we got a nice one-day shower.

So where are you? (more…)


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Who owns the spot

WHO OWNS this spot?

UPDATED–One of the great dilemmas of fishing small lakes is trying to reconcile basic instincts. Like observing the environment with respect to other anglers present, and catching your fish.

Yet, once you’ve spent 20, 50 or a hundred hours on the same thousand surface acres, for example, isn’t it a fair question to ask: which part of it is yours, and which part of it belongs to that guy, or that guy over there? (more…)


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