Sandra Cheung
Sandra Cheung

Trophy lakers, gigantic crappies and 60 pounds of bass


40 pounds of bass

Sandra's bass
Scott Gardner

Here’s Sandra with a beautiful—but average for the day—smallie. And I never dreamed of having my best-ever day of bass fishing in March, on the ice. Gord conservatively estimated my personal haul at 40 pounds. The secret: just barely moving my Shad Rap, and setting the hook at the tiniest tap. In fact, the number one lesson from this trip (other than: whenever possible, fish with Gord Pyzer), is that most anglers hugely overwork their ice baits. For the rest of our hot new tips and tactics… well, our Winter 2016 issue is out on December 7th. And finally…