Picture of the Day – Russ Maddin Smallmouth Bass

Had the pleasure of fishing with Russ Maddin yesterday fellow guide and Scott Pro Staff member.  Even though Russ and I live in the same town and work for the same company, Hawkins Outfitters.  With what I call “life” consuming so much of our time, days spent together on the water do not happen enough.  So getting a chance to watch one of the fishiest kids I know go to work with a streamer rod in his hands.  Is a great day on the water.

Russ by far has some of the sickest streamer patterns around for trout, and the smallmouth loved them too.  With August here at our door step some of the best river smallmouth fishing of the season is upon us, check out my new DVD for additional flies, tactics, and pointers on catching more smallmouth in a river.

New Argentina Highlight Video

Just finished editing a new Hightlight video for Hawkins Oufitters and Chime Lodge.  Chuck Hawkins shot all the footage, took this footage and layout a little highlight video

Big Appetite Small mouth DVD is now available!

Happy to announce the Big Appetite Small Mouth DVD is now available, I have copies of the DVD in stock and ready to ship.  Here is a link to the products page to purchase your copy.  Thank you to everybody for their patience as this  project was an amazing experience.  Thank you Kevin Feenstra and Erik Rambo, it was an honor to work with both of you for the past 2 years.

Big Appetite, Small Mouth contains beautiful imagery of one of the great warm water fish, the smallmouth bass.  Footage includes fly tying and fishing with streamers, crayfish patterns, and surface poppers.  If you are an experienced smallmouth angler, or just getting in to it, you will enjoy this exciting DVD!

Picture of the Day – Barred Owl along Manistee River

Had the pleasure of photographing for the first time a Barred Owl.  This will be something I don’t think I will ever forget, if you get the chance ask me the story.  It’s a whopper to say the least.  Makes no sense to type it out here, as nobody will believe me anyway.  But one of the more jaw dropping events I have ever seen, while trout fishing the upper Manistee.  Thank you Mrs. Barred Owl for sharing your morning with us.

DVD Cover

Just wanted to share the cover to the DVD.

 

Summer Time Smallmouth

photo courtesy of Kevin Feenstra

Had the opportunity to fish with good friend and fellow guide Kevin Feentra yesterday on a new section of water.  Also joining us was Jerry Darkes of ACS – The FishDog .  Jerry, Kevin and I all love the hunt for big smallmouth.  We had a banner day working new water, fishing big baitfish patterns, poppers, and the occasional crayfish pattern. With the current weather pattern smallmouth fishing in the rivers is really heating up.  With July, August, and September all really prime time to river smallmouth here in Northern Michigan.

Also hoping to announce the release of the DVD in a few more days.  A picture of the cover can be seen now on the DVD page .  We are down to the final step, more to come hopefully this week.