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Week 1: Dec. 30th- Jan. 5th     

 

DRONE FISHING: Capt Jimmy took us to old Gulf barge wrecks where we flew the Drone looking for schools of Permit. Once found, we lowered a live Crab to the fish, hook the fish and try to keep it away from the Sharks.x   Captain Jimmy Wheeler, Jaiden Maclean (CEO - Sea Ulcer)South Florida Gulf Of Mexico6 1/2' Bass Pro Shops Off Shore Angler 15-30#, Penn Battle Spinning reel, Live Crabs, 1 oz White Bucktails, Gamakatsu hooks, 50# Hyper Braid by Bass Pro Shop. Species: Permit

Week 2: Jan. 6th- Jan. 12th      

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY COBIA: Roland, Chuck and David anchor the 46' Sea Fox on the edge of Chesapeake Bay's main shoals and chum with menhaden for big Cobia from 20-50 lbs. They use bucktails, Live eels and cut bait. Roland and Chuck also show big striped bass caught on topwater and bucktails in 2010. Chuck O'Bier (Charter Captain), David O'Bier (First Mate) Reedsville, VA7' 15-30# Bass Pro Shop Off Shore Angler Salt Water Rod, Bass Pro Shop Off Shore Angler #8000 Bait Runner, Hand made bucktails, Live Eels, cut menhaden, Gamakatsu 7/0 & 8/0 heavy circle hooks, 50 and 65# Hyper Braid by Bass Pro Shop.Cobia. Species: Bass

Week 3:  Jan. 13th- Jan. 19  

SANTEE-COOPER LARGEMOUTH: Roland and Chad frog fish the grass beds of Lake Marion then move to the cypress trees with the wacky rig Senko worm.x   Major (USNC) Chad Ardis (Owner "The Rod Shack")Santee-Cooper, SC Favorite Emperor Series 7'3" Med Action Rod, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Series Bait Caster Reel, Spro Frogs, Yamamoto 5" Senko, Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG hooks, #20 Mono Excel line by Bass Pro Shop. Species: Bass

 

Week 4: Jan. 20th- Jan. 26th   

 

EVERGLADES FROG BASS: Roland locates Bass with Senkos, than changes to Frogs with a buzztail and really gets great top water action. Catching Bass up to 6 lbs.x   NoneFlorida Everglades7'3 Medium Heavy Emperor Series by Favorite Rods, Johnny Morris Platinum series Casting and Favorite casting reel, 5" Senko, 5.5" Swim Senko, Teckel USA Sprinker Frog, Gamakatsu hooks, 65# Hyper Braid by Bass Pro Shop. Species: Bass

 

Week 5: Jan. 27th- Feb. 2nd 

 

BASS & PIKE WITH JIMMY HOUSTON: Roland and Jimmy cut up with each other while catching a lot of Bass and Pike with a lot of How-To information. Jimmy Houston (TV Host & Pro Angler)Park Rapids, MNFavorite Emperor Series 7'3" Med Action Rod, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Series Bait Caster, 1/2 oz black & blue Chatterbait with Zenco by Yamamoto and Jimmy Houston Spinner Bait, Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG hooks, 30# Braid by Bass Pro Shop. Species: Bass, Pike

 

Week 6: Feb. 3rd- Feb. 9th 

 

LAKE SAINT CLAIR SMALLMOUTH Roland and Art drift the 30-40' depths of the river with Tubes and Ned Rigs. Then they work the lake flats for Smallmouth from 2-4 lbs.x   Art Ferguson (FL & MI Guide)Detroit, MIFavorite Emperor Series 7'3" Med Action Rod, Favorite 7' Med Action Spinning Rod, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Series Bait Caster, Favorite Spinning Reel, 1/2 oz Roland Martin Big Bass Spinnerbait, Ned Rig with a cut off 4" Senko, Gamakatsu hooks, 20# Braid with 10# Floro Leader by Bass Pro Shop (Spinning), 20# Mono by Bass Pro Shops (Casting). Species: Smallmouth Bass

Week 7: Feb. 10th- Feb. 16th  

 

PITCHING & FLIPPING NORTHERN LARGEMOUTHRoland shows the ABC's of flipping and pitching heavy reeds for beautiful 3-6 lb Largemouth.x   NonePark Rapids, MNFavorite Emperor Series 7'4" Heavy Action Rod, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Series Bait Caster, 1/2 oz Black & Blue Jig with Yamamoto Trailer, Gamakatsu hooks, 65# Braid by Bass Pro Shop. Species: Bass

 

Week 8: Feb. 17th- Feb. 23rd  

 

FROG FISHING WITH A BACK UP PLAN: Roland uses a Buzz Frog in rice and pads and casts Senkos to fish that miss or boil on the frog. The sun and wind change things but he ends up with a bunch of nice largemouth. NoneLeach Lake, MNFavorite Emperor Series 7'4" Heavy Action Rod, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Series Bait Caster, Teckel Buzz Frog & Yamamoto 5" Senko, Gamakatsu hooks, 65# Braid by Bass Pro Shop & 50# Braid for Senko. Species: Largemouth Bass

 

Week 9: Feb. 24th- Mar. 1st  

 

EVERGLADES SNOOK & REDS: Roland works the tidal river eddies with Jigs for Snook and is looking for Tarpon. Than he works the Gulf points for Reds with top water.x   NoneChokoloskee, FLFavorite Emperor Series 7' 1" Emperor Medium/Heavy Action Rod, Favorite Solus Casting reel, Zara Spook, Yamamoto 4.5" Swim Senko, Gamakatsu hooks, Bass Pro Shop line. Species: Tarpon, Reds

 

Week 10: Mar. 2nd- Mar. 8th 

GULF GROUPERS, SNAPPERS & AMBERJACKS: Roland, Judy and Chuck travel 70 miles to 120' of water and fish Jigs and bait for Yellow Tail and Amber Jacks, then move to 100' of water for Grouper on 4 oz Jigs. Judy Martin (Roland's wife),
Chuck Stevens (Bass Pro Shop Manager, Ft Myers, FL)Ft Myers FLBass Pro Shop Off Shore Anglers 6' 20-40 lb boat rods & 5'8" 150-200 lb Jigging Spinning rods, Frigate Spinning Reels by Bass Pro Shop, Avet LS 2 speed Casting reels, Spro 3-6 oz Jigs, hand made jigs and bait, Gamakatsu hooks, Bass Pro Shop 50-65# Braid with 30-60# Floro Leaders. Species: Yellow Tail, Amber Jacks, Grouper

 

Week 11: Mar. 9th- Mar. 15th 1

 

FLIPPING & PITCHING FOR BIG BASS: Roland and Gerry pitch & flip thick heavy matts of weeds with 2 oz weights and Craw Worms before and after a big cold front. Five Bass weigh over 30 lbs.x   Gerry Brousseau (Pro Bass Fisherman & Friend)Central FloridaFavorite Emperor Series 7'3 1/2" Med Heavy Action 15-40# line, Favorite Solus casting reel (7:1 ratio), Yamamoto mermaid flipping creature, Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG Flipping hooks, Bass Pro Shop Hyper braid 65#. Species:Bass

 

Week 12:  Mar. 16th- Mar. 22nd 

 

LAKE BACCARAC HIGHLIGHTS: Roland and the Yamamoto pros show the highlights of some world class bass fishing on Lake Baccarac, Mexico.x   Travis Moran, Gary Winterton, Ryan DeChaine, Steve Quinn, Ronnie Green, Todd WatersLake Baccarac, MexicoFavorite Emperor Series 7’1 Med Heavy Action Rod, Favorite Solus Casting Reel (7:1 ratio), Lures (Yamamoto Cowboys, Heartails, Senkos, and different top water, Gamakatsu hooks, Bass Pro Shop Hyper Braid 50# and 30# Florocarbon line.  Species: Bass

 

Week 13: Mar. 23rd- Mar. 29th

 

LAKE BACCARAC PART 2: First half of show Roland shows the ABC’s of the jig bite. Second half of the show Roland and Ron fish main lake points with Senkos and Chatterbaits.x   Ron Colby (Director of Operations – Yamamoto Baits), Narlin Salizar (Head guide for Baccarac Lodge)Lake Baccarac, MexicoFavorite Emperor Series 7’1 Med Heavy Action Rod, Favorite Solus Casting Reel (7:1 ratio), Lures (Jigs, Chatterbaits, with Yamamoto Cowboys, and 6” & 7” Senkos, Gamakatsu hooks, Bass Pro Shop Hyper Braid 50# and 20# Florocarbon line. Species: Bass

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