Bass Fishing Blog

Here are some blog posts I've written with fishing tips and stories of recent fishing trips that have satisfied my fishing addiction.

6 Tips for Exploring Fishing Spots

Visiting the same fishing spot over and over can become boring. Sometimes you just need some new scenery, a new challenge, or maybe just something closer to home. This is a good opportunity to start exploring new ponds, rivers, and lakes. I’ve got a few tips that will make this process easier and more enjoyable.

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Mosquito Lake - 2012

All in all, we were very impressed with the new Lowrance fish finder and how well we were able to pick out structure using it. We were also impressed by the new location and by how well we were doing in open water, since we typically stay close to shore, fishing for largemouth bass.
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My First Smallmouth Bass

Early in the 2012 season, I came across a great spot along the Cuyahoga River in Akron. It’s a great spot for wading in your bare feet and keeping cool. It’s a little bit of a hike from the parking lot, but well worth it. I’ve caught several Smallmouth Bass from many different angles along the shore and from the island in the center of the river.

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My First Muskie

I know it’s not very big at all, but here is my very first muskie. And at the time of writing this post, it is the only muskie I have ever caught. I really wasn’t sure what it was at the time, but after looking at the photos, I figured out it was a muskie and not a pike based on the direction of the stripes.

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My Tackle Bag

For Christmas 2011, I asked Santa to upgrade my plastic tackle box to a canvas tackle bag. He didn’t bring me one, but he did give me a gift card for Gander Mountain and asked me to pick out my own. Given the small amount of lures and baits I had at the time, this is what I picked out:

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My First AEP Adventure

Late in the 2011 fishing season, I was talking to my uncle about the places he used to fish with his buddies when he was younger and before he had his bass boat. One of those places was AEP’s ReCreation Land (formerly called Ohio Power).
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My First Fishing Injury

This happened at a small pond in Southgate Park, which is connected to Boettler Park in Green, OH. This was some time ago, but I believe I was using a black slug on a Texas rig. I caught a good sized bass and went to unhook him when he flailed. The hook scraped across my thumb, leaving this cut. I’m looking at my hand as I write this and I can faintly see the scar.

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