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Pants or Shorts??? 2015 James River Rayovac Event

Posted by chris on June 9, 2015

Pants or shorts??
James River Rayovac June 2015
james 2 bASS.jpgI recently returned home from my first FLW Rayovac event on the James River which turned out once again to be a huge learning curve for me. Each event I go to mentally strong always knowing it is going to be a challenge to compete against some of the best anglers on that tour many of whom have years more experience than me as an angler. Going into each event I always try to establish a game plan before I arrive in order to pre-fish effectively but I also try to keep an open mind when I arrive and fish the moment. One of the toughest things to do in bass fishing is fish the moment, in other words sometimes you have to throw everything out you thought you knew or learned in the pre-fish period and just go fishing. That style of fishing is what makes good anglers great and its also something I know that I really need to work on when game time comes. This event proved no different. 


Black Lake -Crappie and Pike Fishing

Posted by chris on May 13, 2015

glen.jpg                                       It has been a long cold winter and spring has finally sprung in the North Country. It is a special time of year for me. My planning and preparation for the 2015 season is all in place and now it is time to get outside and enjoy what the North Country has to offer. The anticipation for what occurred this past weekend can only be compared to children waiting for Christmas morning. Opening season for turkey hunting followed by the opening of Pike and Walleye season, results in a sleepless night. I have given up hunting due to my passion of fishing so for me this weekend would consist of chasing Crappie and Northern Pike on Black Lake.

Indian River Walleye Spawn

Posted by chris on April 14, 2015




The North Country weather is finally starting to ease up and signs of springtime are on the way. For many of us Outdoors men and women this means Turkey season, bullhead fishing and one of my favorites Crappie season. This time of year the spawn comes into full swing. If you have never taken the time to see the Walleye run on the Indian River you are missing out. It is truly one of mother natures greatest things to see. The river will soon become jam packed with walleye making their annual run up the river to spawn. I would expect if they have not started it will be anytime soon. So when you are out for a drive to enjoy the nice weather take a drive up to the Indian River to see the run its an awesome sight! I have attached a You Tube Video from a previous year Walleye Run on the Indian river to show you what its all about! Enjoy!