It hit me last evening that the open water season, at least in my neck of the woods, is almost over. Pulling the boat seems like an inevitability. Two nights back I listened to the flute-like call of migrating tundra

Originally Published on Nov 18, 2011 “From the Docks” NBC Sports The standard recommendation for catching crappie, and November can be a solid month for slab on many of the southern reservoirs, is to downsize and fish light jigs. But

I snuck out last Thursday to a public lake within a few miles of NAFC headquarters to tape some tip segments for North American Fisherman’s newest season on NBC Sports. It was a gorgeous fall day, with calm winds and

Originally Published on Nov 30, 2011 “From the Docks” NBC Sports The quickest way to start a fight is to say something is better than something else; in the process you’ll likely step on some toes. Well, I just finished