John Gipson and Kenneth Holder won the Starboard Choice Big Bass Challenge last weekend on Pipestone Lake.
Hunter Leonardson and Evan de La Rosa won the Four Flags tourney on the St. Joseph River at Benton Harbor last weekend.
Gamakatsu's G-Finesse Drop Shot hooks are now available in the popular size 4.
By Louie Stout
Catching 7-pound smallmouth isn’t anything new to Andrew Lemle.
However, catching a five-fish limit of big smallmouth weighing 36.90 pounds was the thrill of a lifetime.
Lemle caught those fish Nov. 18 on a northern Michigan lake. They weighed 6.87, 7.29, 7.73, 7.45 and 7.53.
And they all came off of one rock!
Lemle lives on Lake Charlevoix, but don’t assume that’s where he caught them. He’s not saying, other than it’s a big lake.
“I fish a lot of different lakes up here and I’ve caught some other 7s on this one, but, for whatever the reason, the big fish moved up and wanted to bite that day,” he said. “My previous best up here was a 33-pound limit and I’ve had some 31s, but this was incredible.
By Louie Stout
With a cold winter in the forecast, some nights are just meant to curl up with a good book.
Well, I’m here to tell you about a couple of really good ones that will help pass the dreary winters and keep you entertained – “The Coon Hunter and the Kid” by Hoosier Jack Spaulding and “The Common Angler” by Ohioan Jack Wollitz.
They’d make excellent gifts so you might want to drop a hint to that loved one who never knows what to get you for Christmas.
Both are written by a couple of veteran Midwest outdoor writers whom I know and can vouch for their ability to spin a yarn.