Sunday, January 15, 2023

It turns out I can fish without them

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My First Fish Of 2023 (1/14)

Out in the middle…

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Should I Stay or Should I Go…

If I stay I’ll get stuff done.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Does Color REALLY Matter

One person told me. “Color theory is disproven. FACT.” To them the idea that color made any difference was superstitious fiction. Before I go on to explain what I think they said and why I agree or disagree with their observations let me just say this. I think color does make a difference… [Read more…]

Saturday, January 7, 2023

The Origins of the Square Back Minnow (I almost didn’t make the 5 inch Club-O)

Quite a few years ago there was a big federation tournament here on the river. Stanley asked me to show one of their pro staffers around the area. In exchange they sent me two large boxes of baits and “stuff” to give away at the Pro/Am tournaments I used to run. I met up with Joey Nania and his fishing team member/partner/buddy and we headed out. It became apparent very quickly he was ON a river wide bite on a [Read more…]

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

My Last Outing of 2022

My regular fishing partner and I hit the river on December 23rd 2022 for my last trip of the year. Just a few hours in the afternoon before the Christmas holiday weekend.


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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

What The Heck Is A Stick Worm

What is a stick worm really? Plenty of angler’s will say they are all Senkos, but they aren’t. A Senko(tm) is a trade name owned by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. It is perhaps the most famous stick worm out there, and I certainly fished with them years ago. I don’t fish with them anymore because I make my own and I catch fish with them. Lots of fish. If I had to pick only one bait this might be it.

Killer stick worms by CNC Molds N Stuff

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Bob’s Tips For Anglers #0 - Don’t Let Other People Measure You

This should be the ultimate rule for every thing. Not just fishing. Tournaments. Boats. Life. Everything.


You should measure yourself against yourself if you need to measure at all.

If you have a boat and you are happy with it before somebody else comes along to tell you how their boat is better. Its a good boat and it meets your measure.

If you go out and have a good time catching dinks or you are thrilled to catch a single decent fish you measure up just fine.

If your motorcycle makes you purse your lips so bugs don’t get stuck in your teeth if you let yourself smile its perfect.

… and remember if you measure others and impact their happiness by your arbitrary measure it doesn’t make you any better. It makes you small. Yes. I am aware of the irony of that statement.