Sunday, 22 May 2011

Road Trip to West Baden Indiana

Just returned from another successful road trip fishing/filming shows for season ten of Extreme Angler TV in West Baden Springs, Indiana. I was invited back in March by the friendly folks at the ultra luxurious West Baden Springs Hotel to film a show from their hotel and assist in the overall promotion of the hotel, region and awesome Crappie fishing.
Words alone cannot describe the incredible features of this world renowned hotel & casino.
Despite the heavy rainfalls and high water conditions we we`re able to film a very informative and action packed episode with Rusty Collier fishing submerged bushes and trees in 12-15 feet of water with Strike King slab hammer grubs and Blakemore Road Runners in bright chartruese tones.
We caught some nice sze crappie for a meal and caught & released more slabs in the 12-14" range to fight another day.
On the return drive, we stopped at Port Huron, MI to hook up with my buddy Todd Steele and fished on the U.S. side of Lake St.Clair during the special catch & release season for smallmouth bass.
Wow, was that a blast.
Fished/filmed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and changed up from fishing burner spinnerbaits, Z-Too`s and Red eye shads in 6-8 feet of H20 in the morning during overcast skies and moved into the ultra shallows from 2-3 feet when the sun came out and blasted countless hard fighting smallies with Strike King Coffee tubes.
All in all, the 10 hour drive each way was well worth the effort as well captured two more action packed shows for next season.

Time to re-tie some new line on my reels and rig up for some scouting some of my favorite walleye locations this week.

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