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J.B. Webb — Anglers braving cold in 2014

Some of our local tournament fishermen who fished the Bud Light Trail Sherman Division opener February 1 already have a tournament under their belt. For the much larger group of recreational and occasional tournament fishermen waiting for milder times, I’ve got a few suggestions to help you pass this cold time.

J.B. Webb — Time to worry about shad die-off?

In an earlier article I said I wasn’t too worried about a shad kill unless the water got into the 30-degree range. Now, with surface temperatures on my electronics reading from 38 to 42, I’m starting to get a little concerned. The fact that I’m not seeing lots of bait in the deep coves like in years past isn’t reassuring either.