Hendrickson Parachute

The Hendricksons appear, or should start appearing, around Michigan's trout opener on what I consider my "home waters"; the AuSable. It's quite an event to behold and even on the coldest of spring days, it hints at the warmth to come. The Hendricksons are the first of the handful of signature hatches that happen along …

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MSKA Flood Relief Tournament Recap

This was a unique tournament with a very sad backstory.  I was supposed to fish the KBS Open on Stonewall Jackson Lake but the tournament, along with others, were cancelled due to the flooding in many parts of West Virginia.  As the kayak angling community usually does, a number of individuals and organizations stepped up …

Don’t Become a Sinker

About this time last year I decided to go find some smallmouth bass off of Port Austin, MI in Lake Huron. Water surface temps were around 72 degrees and while the forecast didn't mention rain, I was getting drenched by rain showers every hour or so. Just enough time between them to dry off before …

KATS Midwest – Lansing Recap

...I had a terrible first day on Lake Ovid. Sadly, the tournament is only one day. Summer weather patterns have finally made their way to Michigan and that means high humidity, warmer air temps which means warmer water temps. It also means some frustrating days on the water and today was no exception. Yesterday we …