Fishing with Family.

Although I do miss guiding to some extent I definitely enjoy the free time to spend the day on the lake with Family. Yesterday was a prime example .  I took my cousin Joann Gee, my daughter Hayden and my buddy Hank (you should know by now he’s my Yellow Lab). Being able to spend…read more

A Day on Rend Lake.

I met Jason Dudley of Buck Brush Fishing guides at the Rend lake Resort boat ramp to try to see if we could catch a bunch of Fall Crappie. Jason is a long time friend and one of the very first ACC Pro Staffers. We have talked at least every week for many years about…read more

Helping out.

The one thing I really enjoyed about guiding was watching someone learn something new about Crappie fishing. The moment when it clicks and they just get it. There are many people that want to learn how to CATCH Crappie as opposed to going out time after time and just fishing. I have seen this many…read more

Jack and Holly’s first tournament.

Good day everyone, this is Andy and I want to introduce the very first "Guest Blog" this is an article written by Jack and Holly Linton aka "The Green Machine". These 2 have fished many Crappie Masters tournaments and have grown a great following. I am proud to call these 2 good friends and they…read more

Understanding rod styles.

I have been getting many great questions about all the different rod styles ACC has to offer and which ones are right for the customer.  So I decided to write an informative  Blog on the topic. We can start with the difference between the GS series and the HDRS series. Both of these rods have…read more

Was a great fishery.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how great of a Crappie lake Rend used to be. Rend is a 19,000 acre lake in Southern IL. Surrounded by trees and Buck Brush it has everything for strong spawns. We have stump rows, standing timber, rip rap, lay downs, stake beds, brush piles, bridges and lots…read more

Greatest Fishin Buddy.

His name is “Hank” and he is a four legged beast who just so happens to be the best fishing buddy I have ever had. For those of you “Dog people” out there I’m sure you understand. Hank is a Yellow Lab and is a spoiled, couch crashin, bed sleepin, squirrel chasin, kid lovin, nap…read more

5 Fall Fishing Tips.

Well everyone it is upon us. The most magical time of the year, Fall. I absolutely love Crappie fishing from now until December. I prefer to vertical jig and those fish are trying to put on the weight before Winter. The Thread fin Shad will also start to die off once the water hits that…read more

They all stood.

We have all witnessed the disrespect that’s happening in the NFL. I am personally disgusted by it. However there is hope and a lot of it. It seems that the fishing community no matter the species posseses a strong moral compass. I have seen many situations where people have helped with situations from stranded boaters…read more