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March 29, 2020

catch smallest bluegill challenge

Remember when you went fishing for Sunfish as a kid? In my video, I relive that experience by catching (and releasing) the small and aggressive species of Bluegill, Red Breast and Pumpkinseed because it is still fun for big kids too. I use light tackle while challenging myself to catch the smallest sunfish.

It is almost spring time and that means fishing opportunities abound. I recently attended a fishing convention and I discover three top innovative lures for Bass Fishing. I also learn the popularity of the Ned Rig from Go Go Gomez, and the effective Dropshot technique from Bass Pro Shaw Grigsby. In my goodie bag, I share a few more finds, I got from the show, such as Jackall soft plastics.

If you like fishing, check out my video!

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The following gear I used or appeared in this video:
Jackall Pompadour
Jackall 3″ Yammy Fish
Daddy Mac Lures 12″ Viper Eel
Rapala BX Big Brat 6
Panasonic HC-V800
GoPro Hero 8

It is a New Year, a whole New Decade, and it is a good time to look back at some favorite fishing memories. I reminisce and share three special moments that are some of my personal best catches. Plus, I talk about why I believe we like to fish.

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The following gear I used in this video:
VMC Swimbait Jig (3-Pack), 3/0-Size, 1/4-Ounce, White Finish
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Yamamoto Swim Senko 5″, Blue Pearl w/Large Silver
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VMC Wacky Weedless Hook
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VMC, Tungsten Drop Shot Weights Cylinder, 1/2 oz
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Yum Lures YDG608 Dinger Fishing Bait, Green Pumpkin, 6″
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Keitech Tungsten Mono Guard Jig Head 1/20 oz Size 4
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St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod 6′ 6″ (TRS66MF2)
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Daiwa Procyon EX Spinning Reel 3000
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Boga Grip
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Berkley Trilene XL Monofilament 8lb Low Vis Green
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Frabill Power Stow Net 20×24 Hoop 36in Sliding Handle
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Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
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Sony RX100 20.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor
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Panasonic HC-V800
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GoPro Hero 6
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tiny_river_monster_white_perch

Do you watch River Monsters? Well, here is my version of that show. I call it Tiny River Monster. In this episode, I feature the small but aggressive predatory fish, the White Perch. During my quest, I endure cold rain. Fish behaviors change drastically during the Fall. With the help of some bird activity, I am able to find where the fish are. Check out my video :)  Enjoy!

illustration: the hungry bass

November 19, 2019

bass_chase_bluegill_by_al_lau

Largemouth Bass literally have big mouths that can open as wide as their heads. So is it any surprise that they have voracious appetites? Not only do Largemouth Bass eat other fish, but they are also known to eat frogs, crayfish and even mice that happen to wander near the shoreline of a riverbank. In my illustration (above), I depict a Bass being very aggressive and is pursuing a rather big Bluegill Sunfish. Under the water, just like on land, it is survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom.

This Hungry Bass print is now available at my shop. Check it out :)

If you are interested in Fishing, here is a video where I was lucky enough to catch (and release) some nice-sized Bass while canoeing on a pristine remote lake.

Do you like to do outdoor activities like biking, kayaking or skiing? Well, roof top car racks make it easier to carry your gear to your favorite destinations. Personally, I need a way to transport my canoe, so I decide to get the latest aerodynamic crossbars, the Jetstream bars by Yakima. The product is a bit complicated to install and is rather pricey, but it is worth it if you do a lot of stuff outdoors.

Check out my experience and review of the Yakima Jetstream in my video :) What kind of gear would you like to bring with you on your road trip?

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The following gear I used in this video:
Yakima Jetstream Aerodynamic Bar for Roof Rack, Black, 50″
Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Mounted Canoe Rack
Yakima Baseline, adjustable Towers (4 Pack)
Yakima BaseClip Attachment Mount for Baseline Towers
Sony RX100 20.2 MP Digital Camera w/ 1-inch sensor
Panasonic HC-V800
GoPro Hero 6

What lure fires up a Bass to bite? Today, I do a mini challenge to see what the fish are attracted to – a small or a big crankbait, both are by Bagley brand. Crankbaits emulate a scurrying fish when being retrieved in the water. I really like Bagley brand lures because they come in bright neon colors. They almost belong in a Mardi Gras parade! And it is a parade for me when I catch a fish :)

Plus, while I am on the river, I am pleasantly surprised by the presence of a rare endangered bird. It is a sighting of a Peregrine Falcon! You may not know it but I am an aspiring birdwatcher. (I have a bunch of bird feeders outside my window. And I like to see if I can name the birds that visit my deck.)

In my neck of the woods, Peregrine Falcons used to flourish before industrialization, living on the towering cliffs of the Hudson River and the Delaware Water Gap. Then, Peregrines were threatened due to heavy use of pesticides, like DDT, that seeped into the rivers, and drinking water, making their eggs so brittle that babies would not survive. Thankfully, DDT was banned in the 1970s and Peregrine Falcon populations are healthier and returning.

The falcon that I see is very big and fluffy, because it is a female, and females are much bigger than the males. In the distance, if you listen carefully, you can hear the babies. I am blessed to capture her on video perched, while drinking water from the river, and in flight.

Check out my short video, and let me know what you think.

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