John Moore

John Moore has been tournament fishing for four years and is president of Sunrise Bassmasters in North Branch, Minnesota.

Posts about Fishing

John Moore: Forest Lake fishing report

Posted by: John Moore Updated: May 23, 2009 - 11:39 PM
Some fish were really tight lipped today. I saw several bass in shallow waters that were on beds protecting eggs. Plenty of sunfish in the shallows in case your looking for panfish action. Docks yielded some action for bass. Large weed flats were tough to dissect in the winds. A few pike were found. Natural colored baits worked best for me in the clearer spring waters. Senkos in 5" were a good fit to entice shallow water fish. 1/4 ounce jigs cast over weed flats yielded a few bass. Larger 3/8 sizes are a good idea for 12 feet weed lines. The spawner version of a Kizewgill jig from SuperK is an excellent choice for this time of year.

Fish on&tight lines !

John Moore

Windy Days Part 1 - Fish Safely

Posted by: John Moore Updated: May 13, 2009 - 11:10 PM

The winds of spring can certainly be a questionable and tough time to get out on the water.

Safety should be the first concern.

Let someone know when, where and how long you will be fishing.

Don't fish alone. Fish with a partner so you can keep an eye on each other.

Wear a life jacket. This WILL minimize your risk of being injured or drowning. It will keep you afloat longer in the event you need a water rescue.

If you are standing on the front deck of your boat operating a trolling motor, use a seat or butt-seat for support.

DO NOT set your trolling motor on constant.
Use the momentary feature. If you fall over board, your boats trolling motor will easily steer the boat right out of reach on a constant speed setting.

Keep a dry set of clothes on the boat. Mid-50's water temps can take your breathe away. Fatigue&shock can occur instantly. Hypothermia kills. Get dry. Get warm&get dressed.

Even the most seasoned anglers can get themselves in trouble if they are not careful.

Stay tuned for some ideas on where to find fish on these wind driven days of spring !


Tight lines !

John Moore

Centerville lake is hopping with action

Posted by: John Moore Updated: May 6, 2009 - 12:51 PM

Located in NE Anoka County, Centerville Lake is an excellent panfish lake also containing Bass, Walleye&Northern Pike. Spinnerbaits, Crankbaits&Jigs work greet in deep & shoreline structures.

If your interested in a family trip to Centerville you should consider purchasing a daily or annual pass from the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes (Anoka County Park & Rec). The boat launch, beach & campground are a great way to spend a weekend enjoying the outdoors.

Centerville is also a great shore fishing lake. In the spring, you can spend AN ENTIRE day fishing from shore from plenty of action.

See you on the water !

Good luck & tight lines !

John Moore

Anxious fisherman make opening preparations

Posted by: John Moore Updated: April 29, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Whether your waiting to try the latest lures, cast a new fishing rod or just listening to the sounds of the water, the fishing opener is the perfect excuse to get out on the water.

For many of my friends, and thousands of Minnesotans, the opener is an event that is never missed. It all comes down to this day. All the tackle preparations, all of the rods, reels, gadgets, electronics, boat maintenance, licensing renewals&care you put into boat winterization comes together for this coming weekend !

Be safe, prosperous&courteous on the water !

Tight lines&good luck

John Moore

Anxious fisherman make opening preparations

Posted by: John Moore Updated: April 29, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Whether your waiting to try the latest lures, cast a new fishing rod or just listening to the sounds of the water, the fishing opener is the perfect excuse to get out on the water.

For many of my friends, and thousands of Minnesotans, the opener is an event that is never missed. It all comes down to this day. All the tackle preparations, all of the rods, reels, gadgets, electronics, boat maintenance, licensing renewals&care you put into boat winterization comes together for this coming weekend !

Be safe, prosperous&courteous on the water !

Tight lines&good luck

John Moore
      

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