Michelle Jalaba is a competitor. Growing up in suburban Detroit, the middle child among four other siblings — all of whom went on to become collegiate athletes — she had little choice. Or it’s genetic. Or both. Jalaba started training as a gymnast when she was six years old. By the time she was 13, […]
If striped bass (Morone saxatilis) aren’t the most popular saltwater gamefish in the United States, they’re certainly close to the top of the list. Stripers are also a favorite among freshwater anglers in fisheries where they’ve been stocked or have established a landlocked population. Local knowledge always gets you the best advice, but here are […]
Stripers may be the most popular saltwater gamefish in the country. Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are voracious — and pretty indiscriminate — predators. When you combine their hard-striking eating habits with their hefty average size, stripers are a damn fun fish to catch. And that’s why reelers chase these so-called rockfish up and down the Eastern Seaboard, all […]
Brittany Bassett (@Brittany BASSett on Instagram) prefers to fish alone. It’s nothing personal. However, in her experience as a woman who fishes, there always seems to be someone who wants to watch what she’s doing or offer advice. Or judge. But Bassett doesn’t need your help. She knows exactly what she’s doing, can handle it […]
As a third-generation Miami native, Victoria Stark sees water as an extremely important part of her life. Stark began fishing as a young girl when her grandfather – a transportation writer for the Miami Herald – would take her and the rest of her family out on boats that he was reviewing for the paper. […]
We got more cold water bassin’ tips from pro reeler Andrew Nordbye right here. In this fifth installment of his tips, Andrew talks about getting the right amount casts in. After all, you ain’t catchin’ if you ain’t castin’. Be sure to check out his other tips as well – 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Herb Nagy has been fishing bass tournaments for more than a decade. A reeler all his life, Nagy got into tournament fishing when he gave up stock car racing. “I like competition and I like fishing,” he said. “So, when I wasn’t racing anymore, I figured I could compete fishing.” Although he worked in auto […]
We all know the phrase, “A big fish in a small pond,” right? Well, Gabe Backhus has been a big fish all his life. And now he’s looking for more pond. The 16 year old from Herington, Kansas has been fishing since he was two, when his dad would take him down to the 26-acre […]
In the number 4 installment of Cold Water Bassin’ Tips, Pro reeler, Andrew Nordbye talks about following the forage. What does that mean? You’ll need to watch right here. Check out the previous Cold Water Bassin’ Tips here 1, 2 and 3.
When Cami Mantilla (@cami_cakes_ on Instagram) was three years old, she moved with her parents from Bogotà, Colombia to Miami and eventually to Jacksonville, Florida. As a girl, Cami frequently fished with her father, Reinaldo, reeling in whatever was biting in the backwaters and rivers of the area. When she was nine, though, her parents […]