I have boxes and boxes of crankbaits sitting at the ready that are just dying to get wet. Why crankbaits you might ask? Well these are probably the most versatile bait that an angler can have. They are commonly associated with Bass fishing, but I have yet to find a species of fish that you can’t catch on a crankbait.
All over the ice belt anglers are getting ready to jump onto the hard frozen lakes and chase after a multitude of species. Most of the lakes have a hard layer of ice just begging to be drilled by the angler.
I, for one, am one of those individuals that will be drilling hole after hole looking for anything that wants to chase one of my offerings. Armed with my Vexilar and some new tackle I will be wandering the frozen surfaces looking for willing biters.
The NPAA, National Professional Anglers Association, has their annual conference coming up the first weekend after the new year. I plan on attending this event as it is a gathering of some of the greatest names in our fishing industry. One of the major draws of this organization is the dedication to passing on the sport to future generations.
This year’s conference will feather ASA President/CEO as the Keynote speaker and he will will address the topic of “How doe we pass it on?” Something that is always top on my list of things to not only do, but improve upon.
Here is what the NPAA had to say about this upcoming event.
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The ice has left the lakes and ponds and the bright sunny days are starting to warm up their waters. The bass are on the move and soon the big girls will be up on the beds while the males cruise the inside edges of the weeds.
The magic time, however, is just beginning. The pre-spawn period is when these fish are really starting to get active with the warming water and the longer days.