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Aug 23, ’14
Lake St. Clair Bass Fishing – Summer Style

If fishing for smallmouth bass is your passion, summer bass fishing on Lake St. Clair is the place to be.

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  • Quote from Roland Martin
    Over the years, many young people and aspiring pros have asked me for the best career advice I could give them. My answer has always been simply “come early and stay late.”
  • Top Tip – Snap Jigging
    Personally, I prefer to fish spots by casting. I only drift and drag when someone forces me to. That’s why I like snap-jigging so much when tossing tubes and other jigs.
  • Finding Spots from the Air
    You read about the big name professional anglers doing it all the time, but rarely hear of other anglers, tournament or especially non-tournament, doing it. I’m talking about flying over lakes.
  • Sponsorship Resume Improvement for Aspiring Pro Anglers
    Before Professional Angler magazine closed shop, they reinforced a great tip for improving a resume to prospective sponsors. Many sponsors said they see very few pictures in resume/portfolio’s from anglers asking for sponsorship that show the angler working with the public
  • Lake St. Clair Smallmouth On The Move
    For the last 16 years, my job has been to find spots on Lake St. Clair to document for smallmouth anglers. In spite of all my efforts to do so, I can unequivocally say that we are just scratching the surface on what is available in this fishery.
  • A Day on St. Clair with Dan Kimmel
    I was back in Michigan again during August 2001 for the Bassmasters and had the chance to get out on St. Clair for a day of fishing with long-time fishing buddy Dan Kimmel of Lansing.
  • Top early season picks of the pros
    Michigan’s catch and release bass fishing season is finally here – and not a moment too soon. The combination of one of the longest and coldest winters in decades and Michigan’s closed bass fishing season
  • Lake Ovid A Little Taste of the South
    Ever since Dan Kimmel introduced me to Lake Ovid a few years ago, it has been one of my favorite fishing destinations. This small impoundment within Sleepy Hollow State Park has features found in many southern reservoirs albeit on a much smaller scale.
  • The New Lake St. Clair: High Water, High Water, High Water
    It’s been just over 30 years since water levels were high like they are today, so how has the bass fishing been?
  • Professional Debut Mickey Thomas Part 3
    After a disappointing finish in the 2007 B.A.S.S. Southern Opens, Edwardsburg, MI angler Mickey Thomas is hungry and confident he’ll show measurable progress in 2008.
  • Professional Debut Mickey Thomas Part 2
    How do you become a professional fishermen? “Patience! Patience! Patience!” is the answer 34 year-old professional angler Mickey Thomas of Edwardsburg, Michigan offers.
  • How to Attain Local Sponsors
    I’d like to begin by giving credit for the idea of local sponsorship to Scott Rauber the author of Fish for Free. A couple of years ago a friend and I were kicking around the idea of tournament fishing. We heard about an up and coming tournament being sponsored by a local radio station and we decided to sign up.

Articles Published or to be Published

NO SECRETS on Lake St. Clair Volume 2 – bookMy first forward in Wayne Carpenter’s book2005
National Bass AnglerMichigan Bass Season UpdateWinter 2005
MBCF Bass LinesRanger Boats Revolutionary New Z SeriesDecember 04
MBCF Bass LinesWalleye Boats for Great Lakes Bass AnglersSeptember 04
MBCF Bass LinesSafe Bassin’ on Big WaterJuly 2004
MI Outdoor NewsTime for Change in Bass Fishing – CommentaryMay 24, 2004
MBCF Bass LinesWhat’s Hot at Ranger Boats 2004 (updated)March 2004
The Town Meeting – Elk RapidsGuest column –Response to a few local complaints about tournamentsJuly 3, 2003
Fishing FactsSnap-jigging BassMar 01 (p62)
MI Outdoor NewsReport on drops-shotting issue in MichiganApr 16, 01 (p5)
In-FishermanGrand Traverse Bay smallies trip tipJun-Jul 01 (p16)
In-FishermanThunder Bay smallies trip tipAug-Sep 01 (p22)
BassmasterReport on drop-shotting issue in MichiganSep-Oct 01

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