One of the best weeks of the year.


Johnny with a Pickwick Crappie

Today starts one of the best fishing weeks of the year. October 14, 2010 is the beginning of the transition moon. Growing moon weeks are traditionally the best fishing times. But this moon is the one occurs during the fall fishing, transition time. Fish are actively feeding, and moving to their winter abodes.

Moon phases are just one of the many factors that affect fish. Wind, temperature, barometric pressure and weather are other mitigating factors. While any time that you can fish is better than sitting on the couch; picking the best conditions to fish will increase your chances.

O’Neill Williams shared this tidbit of information. “Look at a partial moon at night and imagine a line across the crescent. The bottom of that crescent will always point south. Now if you get lost at night, you’ll have a quick reference.” Cool.

Other news… Congratulations go out to Don and Toni Collins for their Crappiemasters, Sportsman of the year award. Don and Toni are top-notch anglers and wonderful people.

The Collins also won the Crappiemasters points race. Jim and Barbara Reedy took second place honors. Bill Braswell and Dan Dannenmueller took third. That’s three teams that fish Road Runners and won the top three spots in the points race. The new Crappiemasters 2011 schedule is at:

More congratulations…The Southeastern Outdoor Press Association just completed their annual conference.

I’d like to send heartfelt thanks out to:

  • Huntsville/Madison County Visitors Bureau
  • The SEOPA board and Executive Director, Lisa McDowell Snuggs.
  • The Alabama Mountain Lakes Association
  • Ditto Landing

It takes a lot of hard work to organize the SEOPA Conference and I appreciate their efforts.

I hope you get on the water this week with a friend or family member.  Blessings, -TJ

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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One Response to One of the best weeks of the year.

  1. You forgot one entity in your thanks for a great SEOPA Conference. The Weatherman. We could not have had a greater breakout day as far as the weather was concerned. Great to see you there again. Don

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