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FISHCAP a working Vision supporting the North Country

Posted by admin on October 16, 2013



FISHCAP, what is it? That was the question which would often be asked by many as I started my Professional fishing career two years ago in 2011. People saw a name and a logo of a giant bass which claimed the rights to one of the best freshwater fishing areas in the world. I get many questions from people as I travel to different parts of the country fishing my events. When I explained where I was from and what we had, many people often thought they knew where I was from and say “I was up by you a long time ago, in Clayton”. This was a common reference people made who were not from the North Country. I began to see a pattern; people believed the end of the world stopped in Clayton, NY. My job as a FISHCAP board member became to promote what our area has to offer relating to fishing and tourism. This common theme of nothing being North of Clayton was sometimes frustrating to me when explaining where I was from as I thought of the endless freshwater fishing opportunities in the North Country.

Close Encounter With Lightning

Posted by chris on October 15, 2013



This might be the best reason we’ve ever seen to not fish during lightning. This is as close as you hopefully will ever see lightning on the water. This makes our skin crawl. How many of you have had close encounters from lightning, buzzing rods, floating line, or worse yet — struck? Watch this video. Crazy! Thanks to Tucker Owings for sharing on his facebook page

Story from wired2 fish. click on the link to view the video: Go-Pro Video

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JACKSON, Miss. — James “Jimmy” Johnson, a 56-year-old B.A.S.S. angler competing in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir this week, was shot to death Sunday night at a motel in Jackson, police confirmed.

Jackson Police Department spokesperson Colendula Green said Johnson of Ganado, Texas, was fatally shot at the Motel 6 at 7145 Interstate Hwy. 55 North in Jackson, where he and his wife were staying during the tournament. Police received the call at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Green told Bassmaster.com the incident is being investigated as a homicide, and police are looking for a black male who appeared on security cameras at the motel.

Details are limited as the investigation continues, but Chris Bowes, senior tournament manager for the Bassmaster Opens, said he received a call from a friend of Johnson’s Sunday night saying that Johnson had discovered someone apparently burglarizing his bass boat. The shooting occurred after that.

“Jimmy was a terrific angler, as he has shown through the Bassmaster Opens,” said Bowes. “More than that, he was a tremendous guy. He will be deeply missed.” Bowes plans to observe moments of silence at points during the tournament this week to remember Johnson, who ranked 11th in the Central Opens standings after two events.

FISHCAP and Fishing News

Posted by admin on September 27, 2013



Its been awhile since I have had time to update my site or even write an article. The cost of having a full time job and fishing as many hours as I can in what I think is a short fishing season here in the North Country. I absolutely have no complaints about this season and there are plenty of new and exciting thing looking forward to 2014. I am not only talking about my fishing career but great things to come to the North Country relating to fishing and economic development. As it seems with everyday I am pressed for time this morning. I am off to Ogdensburg to The Wolf 95.3 radio station to do a show with Don Meissner about FISHCAP, fishing and what else we can do to keep out area thriving. So if you are sitting around this morning be sure to tune in between 7 and 8 am to find out whats going on in the future.


As the season slows down and I get more free time to what I call just fun fish we will be doing some pretty cool stuff. I have some awesome videos in the making and fish catching action to share with everyone so be sure to check back.


Well I off but after the radio show its time for some fishing with Dad, the big bite is on so pictures will follow at the end of the day.

Twenty Dollars and a Coke

Posted by admin on September 18, 2013


Nov 30, 2012

When you’re fishing in a tournament and first get your pairing assignments, you may find that the partner you drew is your new partner in crime, the fishing buddy you never had, your brother from another mother.

Or you may find that the angler you’re fishing with has never been on your side of the boat — whether that’s front or back — and isn’t considerate of your feelings.

The article below was written by Paul Wagner, president of the Michigan Bass Anglers Club, who wrote about a boater’s perspective during a tournament. He makes a couple of suggestions to make the day go easier, including the idea of a Club Boat Prep Day.

Follow the story at Bassmaster.com