Steve Rowswell

6th Sense Custom Lures – Product Review

This is an article that I’ve been thinking about writing for a while now, but had always talked myself out of it.  When you have something that not many other people are doing in your area, it’s usually smart to

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On the Tournament Trail – CSFL June/July 2013 with Steve Rowswell

My tournament season began opening day, June 22 on Sparrow Lake for the first event of the CSFL BM100 division, a division limited to boats powered by 150 horsepower or less.  Going into this event, I didn’t really know what

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Cracking the Code for Kawartha Walleye

The Kawartha Lakes Walleye fishery is located right in my backyard, and is underrated by a lot of anglers. After watching shows like Extreme Angler and seeing reports of fellow anglers catching trophy fish just an hour from my house,

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Optimum Opti Shad – Product Review

Over the last number of years, swimbaits have become a staple in any successful angler’s tackle box.  Versatility combined with effectiveness has fast made swimbaits one of the most popular types of bait on the market today.  The Opti Shad

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AA’s Shad Tail – Product Review

AA’s has produced a new swimbait called the Shad Tail, originally launched in 2012.  The Shad Tail incorporates a more traditional swimbait body shape, but has a few tweaks that set it apart from most other similarly designed baits.  Think

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Spring Pike Fishing

Spring is by far my favourite time of year to catch big Pike in southern Ontario.  During this time of year, the Pike are up shallow, concentrated in small areas, and ready to feed.  This opportunity is only available for

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Swimbait Techniques for Simcoe Lake Trout

This past week I had the chance to get out on Lake Simcoe several times. Simcoe is famous for its lake trout fishing; and it did not disappoint.  This lake has been absolutely on fire this year and one technique

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Using Geography to Your Advantage

Before you ever fish a lake, it’s good practice to look at satellite images of the lake, as well as topographic maps and depth charts.  Using these maps together will give you a good idea of the geography of the

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Drop Shotting Through the Ice

Drop Shotting has become one of the most popular techniques for Bass fisherman, but a lot of the time the drop shot gets put away when ice fishing season comes.  Over the last couple seasons, I’ve found that drop shotting

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Getting the Most From Your Boat’s Electronics

One of the biggest factors that set anglers apart from one another is how they fish a spot.  It’s easy enough to find a spot and fish it from one end to another, but the most consistent fishermen find the

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Choosing the Right Flipping Rig

Everyone has their favorite set up when it comes to flipping and pitching.  Mine is a PowerTeam Lures 3.5″ Texas Rig Jig.  I have one tied on most of the time; however sometimes different situations call for different approaches.  

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