Uni Knot

There are different techniques that work better with different knots. This video explains one version of the uni knot.

 

 

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Berkley Havoc Beat Shad

Berkley Havoc lures are best known for their ability to catch bass and the Beat Shad is no different. Typically I rig them on a 1/4 oz jig and slow roll them. It has also became my favorite lure to add to an umbrella rig. A few more applications where it excels are as trailers for spinnerbaits and bladed jigs, shaky head, and swim jig trailers. The video below tells us that these lures should not be over looked for walleye.

 

 

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Hydrogen Peroxide?

Tournament fishermen have to make every effort to keep their fish alive. There are plenty of fish additives on the market, but something most anglers don’t realize is they hydrogen peroxide my be the best additive for a livewell. We started using hydrogen peroxide last year and saw a difference in our fish. This video from bass resource will explain why hydrogen peroxide should be in every tournament anglers boat.

 

 

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Cross Creek Open

Washington, Pa Bassmasters

Presents The 2015

Cross Creek Open Buddy Tournament

At Cross Creek Lake

Cabin Fever Tournament 

Saturday March 21, 2015

8:00 am to 4:00pm

$70.00 entry fee per team

For more information download the application here.

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Mon-River Open

Washington, Pa Bassmasters

Presents The 2015

Mon- River Open Bass Buddy Tournament

At Ten Mile Park

Saturday August 1 2015

7:00am to 3:00pm

$70.00 entry fee per team

For more information download the application here.

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Berkley Havoc Subwoofer

Watch this video by Mike Iaconelli about the Berkley Havoc Subwoofer. I have been using these baits for a while now with great success. My favorite style of fishing them is to Texas rig them and slow roll them through heavy cover.

 

 

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Spring Bass Classic

The Bassmasters of Crawford County

Spring Bass Classic

Team Tournament

Pymatuning Lake

Saturday May 9, 2015

Click here to download the Application.

 

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Fathers Day Open

The Bassmasters of Crawford County

Presents

Father’s Day Open Team Tournament

Presque Isle Bay

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Great Start

As you probably know the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit held its annual kickoff meeting this past Sunday. I went to the meeting with an open mind because so many people have taken positions within the KBBC staff. In my opinion, the future looks very bright. Joe Dugas new chairman has really stepped up and help organize a great kickoff meeting that was extremely informative. Not to take anything away from anyone that has had that position in the past, but this seem to be the best run most organized meeting that shared the most information. New tournament director Mike Kopelic has also taken steps that most guys have been asking for years to make the changes. It seems like this year is just the start of an overhaul of how the operations are handled and allowing the anglers to have more of a voice in the process.

This year a lot of the sponsor are returning and several new sponsors are starting a relationship with the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit. As an angler of the circuit I would like to thank them. Without the sponsors this circuit would not be possible. Finally, I am very excited that the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit is now a member of the B.A.S.S. Team Tournament Trail. This should bring more participation to the circuit and help move our circuit in the right direction. Again, great job gentlemen!

For more information click Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit.

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Lake Wilhelm

Located in M.K. Goodard State Park, Lake Wilhelm offers a great opportunity for the serious angler or family outing. Lake Wilhelm is 1680 surface acres of water. The majority of the lake (1440 acres) has a horsepower limit of 20. The remaining 240 acres that is managed by the PA Game Commission is electric power or non-power water craft only. This area is marked on the water, but if you cross until I-79 bridge heading northwest you will come to the electric only end of the lake in a few hundred yards. There are 5 main boat launches. Launch 1, 2, 3, 4 and the marina. The 241 slip marina has the nicest launch with 4 lanes and the most parking. Boat rental is available at the marina from May 1st through labor day. There is also a handicap pier at the marina.

Wilhelm Marina

Wilhelm Marina

Another nice feature of the lake is that launch 1, 2, 3, and the marina have pavilions for public use. They may also be rented and reserved. For the family there is a bicycle trail that runs 12 miles around the lake. In the winter it is acceptable to ride snowmobiles or cross country ski on the trail as well. There are also a total of 14 miles of hiking trails along the lake. Ice skating, ice boating, and ice fishing are also permited. There is a one acre hill near the dam designated for sled riding as well. M.K. Goddard State Park has 1550 acres of land that is opened to hunting during the Pennsylvania Game Commissions seasons. There truly is something for everyone here.

There are many species of fish to target. Recently, the walleye population has improved and many catches of 20″ and over have been reported. The lake also has an excellent pan fish population. Crappie, perch, bluegill, and sun fish are caught regularly. Although the size of these fish is generally small, I can promise you the numbers will keep you and especially kids entertained for hours. Some other species include multiple species of catfish, crap, and Muskellunge. Many local clubs have targeted the lake for bass tournaments. The population has shrunk in numbers and size, but the lake still offers some great largemouth bass fishing.

BuzzbaitSome of my favorite techniques for bass fishing include throwing buzzbaits, senkos, Carolina rigged lizards, and 10″ worms. Some key areas to focus on are the numerous roadbeds in the lake, offshore brush piles, but don’t over look the laydowns on the bank. Some of the best bass and pan fish fishing is located in the standing timber in the electric only section of the lake. It takes time and a calm day to be able to fish this timber, but it is well worth the time. For walleye trolling worm harness & medium range crankbaits on the roadbeds are the most successful baits. Muskellunge seem to be most active early in the morning and late in the event around the main lake points. The points at Lake Wilhelm are more settle than most lakes in the area but don’t overlook these area. Although I have never done it myself, I have seen bow fisherman have great success for carp as well.

If you looking for a place to stay near the lake you have two options. First, there is Camp Wilhelm Campground. Campsite prices range from $25 to $35 per night and there are also multiple cabin rentals. The second option is Goddard Park VactionLand Campground. This campground has daily, weekly, or seasonal rates for camp sites and cabins. Visit website for more information.

 

 

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