Lake Weiss with Jonathan Phillips

I was recently able to join one of the most consistent teams on the tournament trail. Jonathan and Alicia Phillips. Alicia was unable to fish till the Friday before the tournament so I jumped in as a warm body to hold and watch more rods. The first thing I learned was that I am a…read more

Don’t feel bad about it!

Don’t feel bad about fishing! Turn your phone off and enjoy the day. Don’t be the guy that texts his wife/girlfriend every 7 minutes. Don’t be the guy that answers a text from your wife/girlfriend every 7 seconds. If you are dating someone who will not allow you to enjoy a day on the lake…read more

Milk it or leave It?

One guy wins a tournament by milking a stump row for 3 days straight. One guy wins a tournament by running a pattern and fishing laydowns in 4 feet of water. One guy wind a tournament with a 1/32 ounce jig head and the other guy uses a 1/4 ounce to take the plaque. In…read more

Dock Shooting with Joe Partenza!

Tips from the Crappie Ninja Joe Partenza When I teach someone how to shoot docks, which I think is the most exciting way to catch crappie, I tell them the Rod and Reel set up they need, which pound test line to use and what size jigs I use to be the most productive in…read more

How good do you want to be?

It seems we all want to be our best right? Or do we? When it comes to Crappie fishing do we want to be the absolute best we can be. For me it’s a yes or no kinda thing. I guided for many years and have spent a lot more years just fun fishing so…read more

5 tips from Fred Mooney.

Fred Mooney is a Husband, Dad, Fisherman, friend and a Crappie fishing machine. He guides on Rend Lake (mainly) and will be fishing a couple of tournaments in the coming year. I asked him for 5 quick tips for this blog and here is what I have to report. By a Humminbird fish finder with…read more

On the way!

Most of you have noticed we have been sold out of many models of rods on the website. This drives me crazy as well. As I grow as a business I hope to be able to remedy this in the next year or so. Some models sell far better than I can predict and I…read more

Tough Times ahead!

Tough times ahead! Let’s just say late Winter/early Spring is not my favorite time of the year to fish. Those fish that were holding up on our favorite cover all Winter will shortly decide to leave those gravy fish catching areas. They will kindly move out and completely leave the lake (otherwise known as suspending).…read more

Gettin grouchy.

I actually get grouchy and frustrated when I haven’t been fishing in several days. This is the longest stretch in 12 years (since back surgery) that I have not Crappie fished. First of all the weather has been horrible, not that it usually stops me but the lakes are frozen over and it’s been completely…read more