Star Tron Pro Patrick Pierce Comes Clean About Ethanol
There's a lot of misinformation out there regarding fuel, fuel treatments, and ethanol. Star Tron Pro Patrick Pierce helps us sort out the truth and protect the HUGE investment many of us have made in outboard motors. If you own a boat you need to see this!>>
Bring On The Worm Burner
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Topwater toads and buzzbaits shouldn’t be the only things buzzing across your lake this spring
SPRINGTIME BRINGS ABOUT a renewal of the outdoors. Lakes thaw, plants turn green and wildlife becomes active once again. In waters everywhere, bass and baitfish resume a more active predator/prey relationship. Many anglers take advantage of this activity by tossing topwater baits such as toads and buzzbaits. But, where grass is present, there’s an easier way to get bit: by buzzing a worm. Buzzing worms are easy to use, totally snagless and provoke smashing topwater strikes. “It’s called buzzing a worm because that’s what you’re doing — working a worm along the surface like a buzzbait,” Jacksonville, Fla., pro Patrick Pierce explains. “But, it’s more subtle than a buzzbait, won’t get hung up as easily and is easier to use. It’s darn near idiot-proof.”
Northern Open: Doggedly determined Patrick Pierce
Sunshine State angler Patrick Pierce attended the University of Florida to become a fisheries biologist. His real goal was to have a job that would keep him close to bass fishing waters.
Pierce grew up on Florida’s west coast near St. Petersburg and fished saltwater off piers and bridges with his father, Ron. A few times each year, his family would travel to northern Florida and visit James Foracker, aka “Uncle Bubba.”
Uncle Bubba, Pierce and his father would go afloat in a 12-foot johnboat on small lakes and cast for bass. Pierce was 14 years old when he hooked and landed a 10-pound largemouth from the middle seat of the little johnboat on a Junebug Culprit worm.
That bass forever changed Pierce’s life.
“As soon as I was old enough to drive, I drove up to Uncle Bubba’s house and permanently borrowed his johnboat,” Pierce said.
From then on, Pierce went bass fishing at every opportunity. He was still at it when he graduated with a masters of science in fisheries from the University of Georgia.
Pierce’s first job was at Georgia’s Russell Dam.
Unlocking Bass: Better Culling
By Patrick Pierce
As a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens pro, one of the biggest differences I notice between the anglers who are fishing for a career and those who are out for fun is in culling. The weekend angler is excited by catching a limit of bass. Once he puts that limit fish in the livewell, he relaxes and it takes the edge off his fishing.
That's not true with the pros; we can't afford for it to be. For us, the day is really just getting started once we have a five-bass limit in the well. Once we're there, it becomes more critical than ever that we are efficient — fishing and working at the top of our game.
For the professional angler, a limit is the standard. It's what you do after that that will make all the difference and get you a check — or even a trophy. That's why culling is so important to a successful tournament angler and why I take a great deal of care in making sure I do it as well, as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Here are my three keys to better culling.
Patrick Pierce details his 5 favorite flipping baits
Florida pro Patrick Pierce has earned most of his winnings with a flipping stick. He’s an ace on the St. John’s River and Lake Seminole as well as other north Florida and south Georgia lakes. However, much of his flipping know-how is applicable from Okeechobee to Champlain. Here are his 5 favorite flipping baits.
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