East Coast Alerts, August 29, 2013
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 567 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 29, 2013
More Shoaling, Same Place, North of Charleston:
The ACOE of Charleston, South Carolina has reported the location of severe shoaling in the AICW between Charleston Harbor and Winyah Bay near Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island in South Carolina. An area of severe shoaling exists between Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 117A (LLNR 34510.5) (32-47-11.483N, 079-48-33.268W) and Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 119(LLNR 34520). Further information can be found on the ACOE Charleston website at http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/ The ACOE has no future plans for dredging due to budget re...... Read More

Measuring Fishing Success
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 693 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 27, 2013
Fishing was especially challenging last week. Water temperatures on the Potomac remained in the low 80s and hydrilla continued to grow! The thick hydrilla is making fishing tough. Fish swam under a grass blanket and didn't come out to eat our lures. A few fish were caught early in the morning on poppers, chatterbaits, and Mann's Baby 1-Minus crank baits. After the sun came out, weightless stick worms and drop shots produced a few bites.
This was father and son week! The kids were great and displayed an abundance of patience in spite of the tough conditions. One kid really stood out as I have f...... Read More

Cheaters Sometimes Win
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Posted: August 27, 2013
I’m a little behind on my blogging, but I thought I’d take back up with a cool story from a tournament in June. Although I call this a blog, I know it is much more of a tournament journal. Hats off to those of you who can stay awake long enough to read one of my “blogs” in its entirety.
My last couple of entries told about my adventures in the Everstart Tournament on Kentucky Lake in June. The following Saturday, I was scheduled to fish a Weekend Series tournament out of Paris Landing. If you suffered through my last blog, you know that the last day of the Everstart was...... Read More

Aug. 8– Aug. 11, BASS Elite Series Event #7
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Posted: August 26, 2013
My wife Rhonda and I drove straight north for about 2 hours to get to the St. Lawrence River from Lake Oneida. I really like back-to-back tourneys especially when they tend to fish very similar. I get in tune much quicker in that 2nd event and in the Elite Series we have a limited practice period so that certainly helps.
Aug. 8– Aug. 11 St. Lawrence River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series Event #7
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Aug. 1-3, BASS Northern Open Event #2
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Posted: August 20, 2013
After a few weeks in Texas it was great to get back out on the tournament road again. Most think us Pro-Anglers get to sit around the house while we aren’t fishing events but that is so far from the truth! During the 4 weeks I had ‘off’; I directed a 5 day youth fishing camp, flew to NY and pre-practiced 4 days for the St. Lawrence Elite Event coming in Aug, worked 4 days in Las Vegas for ‘Toray’ fishing line at ICAST and then got home just in time to do a few guide trips and get some office work done before departing for this last 4 tourney swing trip of the yea. ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts, August 15, 2013
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 508 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 15, 2013
Ashepoo-Coosaw Cut-Off Shoaling Survey:
The ACOE of Charleston, South Carolina had just finished an official survey of the AICW from Charleston, SC to Beaufort. Two patches of severe shoaling exist; the first appearing at the northeastern tip of the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff near Ashepoo-Coosaw C/O LT 177 (LLNR 35195) (32-31-27.381N, 080-28-56.149W). The other area is at the southwestern tip of the Ashepoo-Coosaw C/O between Ashepoo-Coosaw C/O DBN 180 (LLNR 35195.3) and Ashepoo-Coosaw C/O DBN 185 (LLNR 35205.2). Further information can be found on the ACO Charleston website at http://www.sa...... Read More

Reuniting with Eddie the Head
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Posted: August 15, 2013
As a kid, growing up on Chicago’s South Side, summer weekends often meant driving to Michigan with my dad to catch, or at least attempt to catch, the elusive “Gator Kong” – my name for Northern Pike.
Maybe it was the fact that they looked like “Eddie the Head” who appeared on Iron Maiden album covers that made me love them. No doubt, three footers with fins and teeth are captivating, and as a kid, big Northern Pike were the Mike Tyson of the early 90s in the freshwater fish world.
Let’s just say Dad and I never really mastered the art of catching mons...... Read More

Bluefin Tuna Success!
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Posted: August 15, 2013
The weather pulled a total 180! Forecast went from windy and rough to being completely slicked out.
Several miles offshore out of Cape Cod (fishing w Capt. Eric Stewart and his mates Ian, Chris, and CK) was one of the best offshore experiences I've had to date. Lots of movement and excitement w those boys! Making the trolling pass w ease until the bites turn on, and when it does you better be ready! We had several fish blow up in a bite window of 3 hours. The wind was soon to follow.
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Ladies First
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 707 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 14, 2013
This week fishing on the Potomac River got even tougher as the hydrilla is choking off fishing spots, while providing a safe haven for bass to traverse under grass mats, blocking bass from seeing or finding lures run over their heads. Even a technique called "punching" would not be practical as hydrilla beds cover several acres and create an expansive cavern offering shade, clear water, and plenty of food! For punching to be effective, locate hard edges close to deeper water. Choose smaller grass beds.
That said, early morning bite was the best place to focus. A mix of popping surfac...... Read More

The Sport of Fishing is a Brotherhood
Contributed by KStricker - This blog has been viewed 743 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: August 13, 2013
While driving alone in his truck, a gentleman from the border town of Del Rio, Texas received a dubious phone call stating that he had won a sweepstake. Considering the fact that he had never won anything before, and that this seasoned angler had been around the block a time or two, Mr. Bill Kingsbery had his serious doubts as to the legitimacy of the call.
Kim Stricker and Hook n' Look contest winner Bill Kingsbery... Read More