2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open – Lake Oneida – Final

Had two great days of catching smallies, but never caught any big ones. I was slow rolling a 3/4 oz River2sea crystal S, in about 12ft of water outside the weedlines. The smallies would absolutely destroy it! Oneida is a fun lake, but ounces are everything, and one big bite really helps. Now it’s back to Illinois, and on to Phoenix, perfect to dry out my drenched...

2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open – Lake Oneida – Practice

We’ve had three days of east winds, till today, now western winds, that helped fishing. I finally got on some nice smallies, so I’ve got some confidence. Tomorrow, I’ll look for some largemouths and get my tackle ready. the tournament will be rainy everyday, just like today, so that is good. I’m enjoying New york, but I’m ready to get back to...

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...