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The WORMGUTS™ Family is proud to introduce to you the first-ever WORMGUTS™ Bro Staff Fishing Team - an "accomplished" group of anglers dedicated to bringing you up-to-date fishing reports and angler information from around the state!
Just as hunting companies deliver relevant information to hunters via Pro Staff members, the WORMGUTS™ Bro Staff Fishing Team will operate in a similar manner. There is, however, once crucial difference: Pro Staff HUNTERS are "professionals", and frequently communicate with their audience in a "professional" jargon - one that only seasoned hunters can understand. Conversely, WORMGUTS™ Bro Staffers are "normal" anglers - not professional, decorated anglers who fish in an ENTIRELY different way that YOU fish!
WORMGUTS™ aspires to turn the world of fishing into a brotherhood, hence the name "Bro Staff". With that said, please welcome the first-ever WORMGUTS™ Bro Staff Fishing Team!
- Matt Swope: Northern Michigan
- JC Schneider: Northern Michigan
- Nick Anton: Northern Michigan
- Eli VanNuck: Northern & Mid-Michigan
- Elijah Tobin: Mid-Michigan
- Gibson Tobin: Southwest Michigan
- Chris McGuire: Southeast Michigan
- Brandon Schmitzer: Southeast Michigan
The WORMGUTS™ Bro Staff Fishing Team will be hitting our Michigan lakes and streams soon, and should have up-to-date fishing information for you shortly! So check back in often, or sign up for the WORMGUTS™ Newsletter by sending your email information to Elijah.Tobin@WORMGUTS.net - and start receiving important WORMGUTS™ information in your inbox TODAY!
BRO STAFFER’S: J.C. SCHNEIDER / ELI VANUCK
DATES: August 12th, 13th, and 14th.
LAKE: South Manistique Lake, Curtis Michigan
WATER TEMP: approx: 72 degrees
WIND: Average of 12-15 mph
TACKLE: Scum and Spro Frogs
Yum and Rage Crawfish
LINE: 30 and 40 pound braided
Eli and I started our fishing on Friday the 12th and got out on the lake around 5:30 -6:00. We had some scattered thunderstorms with winds around 15-20 mph. We headed to the south west side of the lake and went into the little bay area were we have fished before. The area is full of tall grass and swamped out with lily pads. It didn’t take us long before we started to hook into some bass and pike. We were using green and white Scum Frogs and brown Spro Frogs. Eli caught a pretty decent Large Mouth bass that was around 16 inches or so. We missed several fish on the top water frogs. I would catch a pike around 25 inches and a later would catch a Large Mouth around the same size and Eli’s.
Eli and I got out on the lake again this time it was around 10:30 am. It was terrible weather lots of rain and it was pretty cold. We again hit the south west bay and used the top water frogs. We missed a few fish and were also able to hook into a few but lost them. I eventually caught a 2.5 pound Large Mouth on the Scum Frog and we left the bay and hit the island that is located on the south east part of the lake. We began to drift the west side of the island and found a nice drop off which went from around 20 feet and went upwards to 10 feet. Eli and I switched baits and Texas rigged some crawfish. Eli had on the Rage crawfish (Black/Copper colored) and I put on a Yum Crawfish (Green Pumpkin color). Eli quickly caught two pike as we drifted over the drop off both were decent but not what we were looking for. Eli then hooked into a fish what is was we don’t know but it was able to break his braided line. I also was able to catch another Large Mouth that was about 2.2 pounds. We missed a few more fish throughout the rest of the day and eventually went back to the camp site.
This was the last time we fished the lake for the weekend and we had awesome weather. It was nice and sunny and had winds around 5-10 mph. we attempted to fish the South west bay and did not have any strikes and we moved back out the island. We drifted that drop off like we did on the 13th. Again we did not have any bites. We went all over the lake and were unsuccessful and decided to head home.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE LAKE: South Manistique Lake in my opinion could be one of the best bass fishing lakes in the state. I was there this past June for a bass tournament and did quite well placing 6th out of 18 boats. I’ve seen massive Large and Smallmouth’s come out during the tournament and also during the pre fish some fish around the 3.5 - 4 pound range.. It also is the best top water lake in the entire state during the spring time. If you ever have the opportunity to fish it in the spring make sure you have plenty of top water baits along with any type of plastic worms or flukes
Bro Staffer: Chris McGuire
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2011
Location: Lake St. Clair, Michigan
We got on the water at 6:00am, getting in just south of 16-Mile Point Road. There was a light, swirling wind at 2-3mph. The fish started hitting as soon as we got our lines in the water. What we did was go out using live bait - minnows and crayfish - which is what caught nearly all the fish. That day our boat caught 13 smallmouth bass 14 inches or bigger, with the biggest being 21 inches. We also caught a bunch of smaller smallmouth. We like to use live bait because when you hear, “fish on”, you never know what it could be on the other end of the line – from a monster bass to a giant muskie!!! That day we also caught a big ol’ catfish, a bunch of rock bass, and a few sheepshead. It was one hell of a day! We were fishing on my friend Grip’s boat, who always seems to kill the bass in Lake St. Clair. He has been fishing the lake his whole life and can find the fish on this lake 24/7. He is one hell of a fisherman!
IN OTHER NEWS: You're Not Alone!
Top 5 Reasons You Suck At Fishing & People On TV Are Good:
1. You have a “real” job that doesn’t involve fishing every day
- It’s kind of tough to catch the “fish of 10,000 casts” when you’re in a cubicle from 9 to 5, Monday thru Friday
- Leaving every weekend isn’t usually an option, especially if you have a wife you love, a wife who knows where your berries are and isn’t afraid to cut them off, you have kids, your/her friends ever get married (seems to squash more quality fishing weekends than anything else), you have ANY other hobbies/responsibilities - i.e. hunting, partying, going to Vegas, seeing a play (kidding), coaching Billy’s little league team, etc.
- Your weekends are usually packed with formulating a plot to kill your boss and/or co-workers.
2. Your equipment sucks, so you can’t:
- FIND the fish (i.e. depth finder, sonar, etc.)
- CATCH UP TO the fish (i.e. kicker trolling motor, or any trolling motor at all)
- LAND THE FISH due to one or more of the following:
- Your rod snaps in half – gas station exclusive (doesn’t seem to matter)
- Your rod snaps in half - $200 name brand rod (doesn’t seem to matter)
- Your line breaks because you haven’t changed it in months; moreover, you don’t have an assistant to change it for you
- Your lures are so old/rusted the barbs have worn away
- Your friends are a@#holes and don’t help you net the fish; in their defense, unlike the people you see on TV, they’re not PAID to net your fish
- GET TO the fish, because:
- You don’t have a boat
- You have a boat, but it’s too big to squeeze onto that little gem-of-a-lake in the middle of nowhere, or it’s not big enough to hit the “big water” where Papa Ganush resides
- Your P.O.S. car can’t tow your boat
- Fly-In trips to Canada cost several thousands of dollars – and even if YOU can afford the trip, your friends can’t…and it’s tough to justify a $7,000 trip to Canada ALONE!
3. You fish “normal” bodies of water - not Lake Amistad, Lake of the Woods, Lake St. Clair or some privately owned stock pond that, with a little crafty camera work, looks like a 12,000-acre lake on TV
4. You spend more time BS-ing, chewing, smoking, drinking, or B@#$%ING about your toes being cold than you actually do FISHING (relax, this is normal – if you’re a pansy)
5. You’re not in the proverbial 5% of the people that catch 95% of the fish! In other words, you’re a WORMGUTS™ fisherman! Not an FLW fisherman. Not a TV show host fisherman. You’re a normal guy with a fishing rod in hand – a WORMGUTS™ guy!
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