Leaving for New York

I’m heading to the last northern Bass Open on Oneida lake early tomorrow morning. I’ll fish that, and head back to Phoenix and the warmth! It is 41 deg here in Illinois, and there is frost on my boat, AZ here I come! Fished some local ponds yesterday with a local fisherman, Bill Miller had fun and caught quite a few nice ones. Gave the new smaller size River2Sea diver frog a workout, and it’s a great bait, it really acts like the frogs around these ponds. Now I’m off to get the truck serviced and cleaned for the long trip across the...

2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 – Lake Erie – Day 1

Oops! Went east today with a NW wind, not good. Fished in 6 footers for 4 hours, then headed back to the bays to fish for largemouths. They didn’t bite either! Caught 3 bass all day, only 1 kept. The best bite seemed to be in Canada, and I never got a Canadian license, a recipe for disaster. Fish around tomorrow, then head to Michigan for a Bassmaster “Day on the Lake article”. Believe me, this is not the same lake as I was on last...

2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 – Lake Erie – Prefish

I’m fixed and back on the water, but only caught 1 smallie all day! This side really does suck compared to Buffalo! I did catch 100lbs of drum and catfish, but that was it. It’s supposed to blow tomorrow on my b-day, so I might just hang out with the family and just wing it on tournament day. Not too much confidence left to lose…