Berkley Havoc Pit Boss

Skeet Reese discusses the entire pit boss family. There are 3 sizes of pit boss lures and Skeet explains when or why he chooses which one to fish when. Check out the Berkley website for the entire line of Berkley Havoc Baits.

 

 

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Protect Yourself From the Sun

I can’t tell you how many times guys tell me that they don’t use or don’t want sunscreen. Their argument is often that the scent will be on your hands and get on your lures. With everything we know about skin cancer, this is unacceptable to me. First, we have conventional sunscreen. If you put it on before you start fishing and wash your hands the scent will be gone before you start fishing. This will not get you through an entire day. Second, we have spray on sunscreen. The spray never touches your hands and can be applied several times a day without much effort. Finally, there is UV protective clothing including light weight long sleeved shirts, head and neck covers, and even gloves. In this day and age there is no reason to come over the water sun burnt and in discomfort. Remember to do this in cold weather as well. It is the most common time to get burnt because you can’t tell until it is too late.

UV Shirt Mask Hood

UV Shirt Mask Hood

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KBBC 2015 – Pymatuning 1

2015 Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit Event #3 – Pymatuning 1 Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
1182Ward / Jenkins /3.9918.846
2141Hirosky / Hirosky /3.0217.886
3123Knis / Eck /4.0817.496
4230Lunsford / LeFebre3.3717.006
5111Moran / Lambert /3.6116.676
6438Covert / Walker, Jr /4.9715.776
7123Gray / Sirakos / Knoll3.4615.256
8205Adamosky / Hall /3.5915.226
9303Trovato / Beebe / Roles2.9314.326
10611Lipo / Worona /2.3213.986

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Visit the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit website at www.kbass.com to see the full list of results as well as pictures from this event.

If you are interest in fishing a K.B.B.C. event you can download an application from there website.

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Cheap Bobber

wine bottle corkBeing an avid outdoorsman I am constantly trying to find ways to reuse as many everyday items. Something I have found to work quite well is using wine bottle corks as bobbers. Typically, I take the wine bottle cork and cut it in half. my next move is to spray paint the cork whatever color I desire. Sometimes I don’t even bother to paint them, but the kids always like bright colors. Next I take my cordless drill with a 3/32 drill bit and drill the hole centered in the cork from top to bottom. At this point you have a slip bobber and can be used as such. However, I typically take a toothpick and use it as a bobber stop. This system helps the environment and saves money at the same time.

 

 

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Muddy Creek

This month our featured fishery could be looked at as part of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. However we believe that Muddy Creek, the tail waters of the Lake Arthur Dam, deserve to be classified as its own fishery. The tail waters stretch from the Lake Arthur Dam until it runs into Slippery Rock Creek. It can be difficult to fish, but if you can deal with hiking and working to get through brush you can find some really nice areas to fish.

Some of the species that you will find in Muddy Creek include: walleye, crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, and muskellunge. Near the tail waters you will find that there are gizzard shad. These are often the target of the trophy muskellunge. Just because this in not a large fishery don’t assume that the fish are not going to be big. You may not catch a bunch of fish, but you will catch quality fish. Walleye over 20 inches are common and 40 inch muskellunge are common as well.

Time of year should determine how you fish and the size of lures that you use. In the winter the best rig to use is a single hook a small split shot and a medium fathead minnow. This will catch every species swimming in the creek, especially the muskellunge and northern pike. Once the water begins to warm up in the spring larger lures. Spinnerbaits, stick baits, buzzbaits and frogs are all good options. For bass brings you jigs and trailers and you will not be disappointed.

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Trailer Bearings

Bearing Buddy Cap

Bearing Buddy Cap

When was the last time you check the trailer bearings? Most guys make sure they keep up with the maintenance on the boat, motor and equipment, but most of the time they overlook their boat trailer. It can be as simple as jacking the trailer up rocking the tires and letting the jack down if all seems good. If your trailer has bearing buddies it is a good idea to pump some grease into the bearings a few times a year depending on how often the trailer in being towed. This simple maintenance can save you from being stuck on the side of the road.

 

 

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Clean Your Rod Guides?

In the following video Aaron Martens explains how cleaning your rod tips and eyes and help make your line last longer and reduce the risk of break offs. Most guys think to clean their reels, but never clean their rod eyes.

 

 

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Fisher’s of Men Raystown

Check out the results from the Fisher’s of Men tournament held on Raystown Lake, April 11, 2015. Nice job to the guys that mananged to get keepers in the boat.

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
17813Randy Rawlings / Metz Weko016.635
217483Jamie Ferdarko / Jim Fallecker / 015.035
316325Dave Kindelberger / Chris Lanager / 013.954
49151Daniel Peterman / Tom Belinda /012.975
512406Ron Ruggiero / Jeff Bloom /5.7912.734
617482Roland Paronish / Mark Westrick /09.623
717532Samuel Fulmer / Chris Wright /09.293
814878Michael Frazee / Joe Lloyd /09.204
916899Shawn Skobel / Logan Crayton /08.553
107917Mark Rice / Jacob Rice / 07.372

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Visit the Fisher’s of Men website at www.fomntt.com to see the full list of results as well as pictures from this event.

If you are interest in fishing a Fisher’s of Men event you can download an application from there website.

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Fishing Line in Outboard Prop

Watch this video about how to properly remove fishing line from your outboard motor prop. In the past when fishing on friends boats or my own we have had this same situation and immediately removed the line when we got back to the house. A few minutes or your time can save some major issues in the future.

 

 

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YRBA – Cross Creek

Sunday marked the first tournament of the Yough River Bass Association. It was held at Cross Creek Lake. We had 19 teams battling it out as we looked for valuable points towards team of the year, prize money and bragging rights.

Jon and I started the day hoping for a solid finish to defend our run of 3 straight team of the year titles. I was unable to practice for the event, but Jon got down 1 morning to practice and found a stretch that had a fair amount of fish on it. Much like both of my previous tournament we decided we were going to grind that area all day. It paid off because we caught over 20 bass and landed 4 keepers that went 9.79lbs. That doesn’t sound very good, but on this day it was enough to win the tournament. All of our fish came pitching or dragging soft plastics or jigs. We gained a 50 points and lead the team of the year standings heading into the Pymatuning events where we will try to keep the momentum going.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Yough River Bass Association (YRBA), here is a break down of the club and how it works. Annual membership is $50 per adult or $30 per junior angler. Junior anglers are considered 15 or under as they go by the fish commission rules for fishing license. Once a junior member is paid on the team you take any junior member from either adult members house without another membership fee. Each single day tournament costs $50 and 2 day events cost $100 to fish. Single day tournaments are worth 50 points to win and the 2 day events are worth 50 points per day, but the money is combined for a larger payout. At the end of the year the top 10 teams in point standings fish in the club championship which is a free entry with a high payout. Membership includes a free T-Shirt and you and a guest can come to the end of year/kickoff banquet. The payouts are based on the $50 entry fee. $20 goes to first place, $10 goes to second place, $5 goes towards third place, $5 goes towards lunker, and $10 goes to the end of the year championship. The same break down applies to the 2 day events, but the amounts double. In my opinion this club has a great group of guys, goes to great fisheries, and give you a great opportunity to compete with low team fees.

 

 

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