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Icing for Panfish

By Vincent J. Hytry Winter is here in southeast Wisconsin and that means it’s time for ice fishing. With the early ice upon us, the focus is on panfish and to find these fish you must think shallow, real shallow (1.5-5ft). The search for panfish begins by looking for protected bays, channels or back waters off river systems and if they contain green weeds, wood or other cover it’s all the
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Ish Monroe Offers Apology Statement Regarding Southern Open Lake Toho Incident

B.A.S.S. disqualified two anglers who tussled following Day 2 of the Lake Toho Bassmaster Southern Open tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla. Ish Monroe, and Keith Poche, were disqualified from the Open based on an investigation of an incident. Additional penalties for both anglers may be imposed pending the outcome of additional investigations that are ongoing. Based on the initial
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Orlando is the 2015 Destination for the Global Sportfishing Industry – ICAST

Now is the time to mark your calendar for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade group that represents the sportfishing industry, ICAST will be held July 14 – 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. From buyers to media
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A Water Temperature Guide for Early Fall Bass

By Mark Bilbrey - With each passing day summer fades into fall. Longer nights and cooler temperatures leave a still fog on the morning lake as the water slowly cools down. For a fisherman one particular thing brings changes in the behavior of the bass, and that is the falling water temperature. This is the change that triggers an instinctive increase in the feeding activity in baitfish and
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EZ Angler Becomes Title Sponsor of Okeechobee Big Bass Challenge Tournament

EZ Angler is proud to announce its role as title sponsor of  the Okeechobee Big Bass Challenge – the newest and most exciting bass tournaments to be held on one of the most notorious, big bass lakes out there!  The tournament will be held Nov. 9, 2014 – Paying out 5 places for the amount of $2,000 per hour for 7 hours! This is an event for everyone including special event trophies
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“Are You The Fisher Guy?” – A Child’s View Changes An Angler’s Life

By Shane Richardson – Here’s a little story I would like to share with you from one of the Custom Bait Co. Fishing Team members, Darrell Henson Jr.  I truly believe that this story will not only change the way you think, but if you let it, the way you live. I have always believed that fishing can change your life, and here is a great example. “Are You The Fisher Guy?”   - We Are All
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An Expected 10,000 To Descend On Flordia In July For ICAST 2014

ESPN’s college football analyst Lee Corso is the headline speaker for this year’s trade show From July 15-18, 10,000 members of the global recreational fishing community will converge on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. for the 57th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show. Produced
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Fish Your Way For Success

by Blake Rankie - There are times when I am out tournament fishing or even fun fishing that I have to make certain decisions to catch fish. Very often to do well on any given day I have to go against the grain of what the majority of anglers are doing to be successful out on the water. Community fishing holes tend to hold fish but they get pounded day after day because they are well known.
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Casting Out the Devil: In Pursuit of the Northern Pike

by Eric Moynihan  - Although not a mythical beast, the Northern Pike is a fish that legends are made of. Anyone who has had the pleasure of battling a fish so strong, so mean, baring a mouth full of teeth that can cut any angler’s hand to the bone can attest to why some liken the Pike  to some demon fish. The Northern Pike is a carnivorous creature taking in frogs, mice, ducklings, other Pike
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