Thursday, June 3, 2010

The greatest fishing lure

My Favorite fishing lure has got to be the Mepps Aglia in line spinner. Inline spinner lures are great lures because they catch many different species of fish. Depending on the lure weight and blade size you can catch anything from sunfish to blue gill, to smallies and largies, or even pike and muskie! Not many lures can say that.
I spend my non fishing time, some call it working? Running around suburban Chicagoland in a service truck. In my truck I carry a 6’ 6” ugly stik medium light spinning rod with 8lb flouro spooled on it and a gold bladed Mepps #3 Agilia spinner tied on. In my daily travels I come across all sorts of bodies of water. Lakes, rivers, and ponds. Since my main business keeps me in rural subdivisions and town home complexes, I find myself around small, couple acre retention ponds.
These small ponds get fished by the neighborhood faithful. Because of the fishing pressure these fish have seen their fair share of crawlers, spinner baits, and whatever the newest “hero” lure junior found at bass pro. Even with all the lure types and pressure on these ponds my Mepps guarantees I catch fish. I obviously only have a very short window to fish (lunch?! Who needs a lunch, there’s fish in this lake!) because of my time restraints I need a guaranteed lure, and without a doubt if fish are there, that Mepps will find them.
The other great thing about this lure is that my 3 year old can fish with it. You can throw it out and reel it back in and catch fish. I find to increase your catch rate if you stand on a wind blown bank, cast the lure out and reel back in with a steady retrieve. What also works great is as you reel in just pause every now and then, fish cant resist the falling fluttering blade and those squirrel tails! This lure works great around structure and logs, you just have to watch that the treble hooks don’t hang up on anything. Stained or dirty water obviously are the Mepps strong suit. If you find yourself with crystal clear water this little bugger will still catch fish. If you reel really fast and keep it near the surface almost like a buzz bait you can usually entice a bass to come up and take a whack at it.
The Mepps Agilia is a great go to lure and everyone should have one in their tackle box or work truck. Thanks for reading and happy fishing!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tournament Help

As far as fishing tournaments go I have not yet had the opportunity to participate in one. I watch quite a bit of tournament fishing on tv, and highly enjoy it. My problem I’m a kayak angler in the Midwest. I am trying like crazy to spread the word about this great style of fishing, it is still in the underground stages here. I even started a kayak fishing website that is still in the developmental stages in hopes of being able to connect with kayak anglers in the Midwest. I’m hoping to also use twitter and facebook as networking tools to reach out to other kayak anglers.
I currently would like to start a kayak fishing tournament and am not so sure how one would go about doing that. There are great lakes and rivers in the area that are perfect for kayak fishing and would be great spots to hold a fishing tournament or derby. My thoughts are this on starting a tournament. I would like to find a charitable cause that the proceeds of the tournament could go to. I assume that finding sponsors will really be the difficult part, there really are no “paddle” shops in this area, though there are tackle/bait shops that might help. I also realize that I’m going to need permission from the forest preserve or villages where these lakes are located.
I guess the point to this blog is to see from those that have done it, what it takes to start up a tournament or even just a little fishing derby. Are there better ways than others to go about getting sponsors, or advertisers, or just good people to back you up? I would appreciate any info you can send my way and if you happen to kayak fish in the chicagoland area look me up and lets go fishing.

As always, send me an e-mail on any help you could give, I would greatly appreciate it

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Shooting out e-mails to potential sponsors. Would really like to get some tournaments scheduled for this summer. Also soon to come will be a rigging demonstration hopefully with pics and video. That's all I got for now.... Happy fishing all

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Our new website is done and should be up and running within 48hrs of this posting, check it out @

Monday, April 5, 2010


Welcome to my blog I hope to bring awareness of this awesome sport to the midwest region. I am based out of Chicago's south suburbs looking for kayak anglers in this area. I have hopes of getting a late spring kayak fishing tournament together. Any input would be much appreciated. Hopefully I can get some kayak fishing pictures up on the site soon. For more info check out