No matter where you're located throughout North America you're most likely saying goodbye to cold nights and saying hello to sunny days. We all know that with longer, warmer days comes the blood pumping thrill of topwater fishing. From California to New York there are some tried and true baits that produce big stringers this time of year but what about the topwater that you don't hear much about? … [Read More...]
The Motor Cafe, in Sunnyvale Ca, has signed on as Zak Elrite's title sponsor for 2016. The Motor Cafe is Northern California's premier motorcycle dealership. There you'll find Honda, KTM, Kawasaki and Ducati brands, along a full service shop and well stocked parts department. The Motor Cafe is also Northern California's leading Honda Generator distributor where you can find the whole line of … [Read More...]
Intro: Pre Fish
My Game plan going into pre-fish, knowing it was rainy/cold was to focus on the main lake. I wanted to explore the opening of the main arms but wasn’t planning on going up the Sacramento, Pit or other rivers very far. During this time of year, those aren't areas I feel productive fishing, although I'm sure there are fish there.
On the First day of practice I ventured slightly … [Read More...]
Most of us have heard some basic guidelines for maximizing your efficiency on tournament day by pre-rigging, pre-dying, change trebles, etc. We've also developed ways that may be unique to ourselves and our own style. I know I have! Still, we all have areas that we may be able to improve upon. I am fishing both the pro and co-angler side of several events this year and one thing that I've … [Read More...]
Boom! Rattle, shake, bummbummppp!! Hopefully you’ve never heard those sounds coming from your truck or trailer while on the road. However, If you spend enough time traveling to and from tournament venues, you’re bound to hear those unfortunate sounds emanating from the road at some point. You’d be surprised to hear how many tournament anglers don’t have a road kit ready in case of an emergency. … [Read More...]
The future of our sport depends on many factors but number one in my opinion is showing our youth the joys of fishing. Recently I took my step daughter and step son to a little local pond to try and catch some bluegill. The next time you take your kids out to fish, here are a few baits to tie on that will produce results and keep them fishing more than untangling line.
My favorite lure to tie … [Read More...]
Conditions: Air temps approx. 67deg. Water temps 60deg-62deg. Wind gusts 20-30mph, fished the high to outgoing tide from approximately 11:30am-4:00pm.
I went out on the California Delta today to meet up with Steve Adams from Bass Angler Headquarters & BHQ pro Aaron LeSieur for a couple of hours of fishing, photos & hopefully video. But with the wind blowing like it was, video was pretty … [Read More...]
As we dust off the “winter time” cob webs and start to prepare for our pre-spawn fishing, there are 3 baits that I always have tied on. As water temperatures are reaching the mid to upper 50’s and we see bass start to move up from their deep water haunts up to secondary points in preparation for the spawn, these baits give me the ability to target different depth zones effectively. Try tying on … [Read More...]