How To Avoid Deer Flies ?

It’s the time of the year.

You live in the country or close to some woody area. You want to go for a walk or go fishing like me and you say to yourself.

I can’t to many deer flies, how to avoid deer flies !

How to avoid Deer Flies

This post is not going to be a long one and it will be more on how to deal with them than avoiding them.

The miracle of Deer Fly Patches

I’m writing because there are still many of my friends that don’t know the miracle of Deer Fly Patches.

My story

Last week I went bass fishing with my best friend on one of our favorite small lake not far from home. We had been on the lake not more than ten minutes and, already the deer flies were driving me nuts. For some reasons there were none around my friend, wonder why, his body odour maybe, who knows ? He sure enjoy the fun I had to try to get rid of them.

I say to him; I wished I had brought my deer fly patches, I sure could use them now. Then, I decided to check in my tackle box if, by any chance I would of put some in there at one point.


To my surprise I found a few. It didn’t take long for me to install one on my hat. Almost instantly, the results were outstanding.

Take a look.

I have known about them for years but I can’t remember how I stumble on them. It doesn’t matter, all I know is that they work.

Where can you get some ?

I don’t know where you can find them in your area. I’m sure if you look around, you will find them. Who knows they might have always been at your favorite store and you never knew.

Me, I order them on Amazon. I’m a big Amazon shopper. I love it. Simple and easy.

If you want to try some and can’t find them close to you, just click on the link below.

Deer Fly Patches

I’m sure you will fall in love with them.

Thanks for reading this post.

I’m curious about your experience with deer flies. Share one with me or let me know if you have used them before.


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My best bass fishing lures

I have a lot of friends telling me they like fishing bass because it’s fun to catch, but are not sure what to use when they are on the water.

They also tell me that often you don’t need much to catch a fish, like bass. Just use a hook and worm.

They are correct, at times, but they don’t really change body of water. As soon as they go somewhere else they don’t know what to use.

Well, here are my best bass fishing lures.

Plastic Wormsworms

Very easy to use an not expensive. The only trick is to be patient when you get a bite. Don’t jerk it right away, give it a bit of slack and then hook it good. I like to use the Gulp Alive ones

Hula Popper HulaPoppers

Probably the one that I have the most fun with and the most spectacular. When the fish is feeding on top make sure to try this one.


Perfect bait fish imitator, easy to use and very effective. I like to use this one when there is a lot of debris. It only sinks when you start reeling it in. The lip touches the branch first, as an example. You give it a bit of slack and retrieve it again after. I keep a few different assortment of colors in my box.

Panther MartinPanther Martin

I call this one my old faithful. Mainly use for trout. I use this one when I’m having a hard time hooking a few. They are very bright in the water and, I guess, make the territorial side of the bass come out. The only down side to this is I tend to catch a lot more small one. I don’t really care sometimes because I release most of my fish anyway.


I have been on lakes where the bass almost only feed on crayfish. Cast away,let it go the bottom and wait a bit. At one point you will probably see your line move a little. Reel in the slack on the line and then, give it a good jerk. Your in business almost every time.

As you can see, I don’t use many different types most of the time. If I don’t succeed with anyone of those. I then try other type, there is so many to choose from. You might wonder why I didn’t put spinner bait, well I don’t have much success with it in the places I fish. Not a favorite for me, but it could be for you.

Let me know what are your favorite lures. I’m curious to know, or let me know what you think of the ones I have mentioned up above.

Thanks for reading and make sure to come again.


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Season is still far away, what should I do before bass fishing season ?

Good morning everyone

I want to start by saying I’m sorry for being away for so long. Had to much on my hands and couldn’t find the time.

Anyhow, let’s get back on topic.

I don’t know about you but the season is still far away. Where I live the season starts at the end of June and I find it very far. Sure trout has open and I’m going this weekend, but it’s not the same for me.

The rush of seeing the bass jump in the air because you used a popper to catch it, as an example, is awesome. Following a big one in the weeds and going after it is a great thrill.

Anyway you get the drift.

But what should you do in the mean time.

Get ready !

There are so many things to do before a season starts.

Here is a few to get you going.

The boatBoat

Cleaning it.

Usually you do this at the end of the season, but sometimes you didn’t get around to it and would like to have a nice clean boat for your first outing.

Make sure you use a good boat cleaning product for the hull. You don’t want to damage the surface, let’s face it boat are expensive and you want to preserve it as long as you can.

If you use a power washer good but make sure you don’t use to much pressure. Adjust it if you can or, simply move back a little.

Check for any repair on the body. If you see a scratch make sure to repair it before it gets worse.

Check the lights.

The lights are very important for yours and other people safety. It is also law everywhere I believe.

Gas tank and hoses.

Check for any signs of dryness. If you have a plastic tank and it was expose to the sun all winter, the plastic could be compromised. The sun is terrible for that. Check your hoses also. The will suck air if they are in bad shape.

Dashboard , if equipped, and wires.

Usually you just have to clean it. But sometimes, like once for me, I had a family of mice that made their winter bed in my dashboard and they chew all my wires. I had to replace a lot of it.

Boat bilges.

They are often hard to get and we don’t check them before it is too late. Make sure there is no debris around them which would make them not work properly. If you see a lot of sludge and oil residue. They make good commercial cleaner out there that will not damage the integrity of the pump or metal around it.


Check the foot for proper fluid

Make sure there is no water in the oil. If you do find where the leak comes from and repair, do not wait because it can cause more damage.

Check the prop

A crack of ship prop can cause a small vibration and cause other parts to brake after a while. Sometimes a good repair shop can repair the damage prop if you can’t afford a new one.

Spark plugs

Some places recommend to change them every two years. I do it every year. They don’t cost much and can make a big difference.

Oil level

Motor now days mix the oil themselves. You don’t have to measure anything. The problem for some of us, is that we forget to check the level inside the cover and let the motor go dry. A big no no for a two cycle engine.



Make sure there is no crack, tiny ones are not to bad but big ones are signs to replace it. Small bulge or golf ball like on the side is definitely a sign to change it.

Proper air pressure is also very important. My friend once bought a brand new tire and didn’t put the proper air pressure in it, we had a blowout on the way.


I clean mine and repack them with new grease every year. If they show signs of wear after you have clean them then I recommend you replace them.


Axles don’t need much except to make sure they are not bend. Sometimes we overload the boat and it results in excess weight. The trailer is often built for a maximum amount of weight, be careful not to overload.

Rope or belt (used to pull the boat in)

Check for wear and tear. Last thing you want is to be stuck without a rope or belt to bring your boat in.


Light are very important, safety calls for it. Make sure they all work. If they don’t, check the fuses in the truck before you replace anything. Unless you see the obvious, a busted light for example.


The wires often corrode with time. The ground is a big one on any trailer. If you have a problem with your lights, check the ground, if you see rust, clean it and try them again. I know my truck was very “touchy” with it’s ground.

Boat accessoriesBoat(accessories)

Boat well

They need to be cleaned regularly. Don’t use any chemical product for that and make sure you rinse them properly.

Cup holder

Small gadget in a boat but very important for some of us. They are often built not to last. Replace them if you have to.

Rod holder

Having rod holders that work in a boat is essential for me. It makes it more enjoyable to walk around in the boat. I hate having a mess on the floor while I’m fishing or moving from one place to another.

Fish finder

Works properly and the transducer is at the right place. If it’s a portable one make sure the batteries are in good condition. I replace mine every season.

Safety equipmentMarine_BoatSafetyKit_2011

Boat lights

Often there is corrosion that builds up. Make sure they are clean otherwise they may not work when needed.

Life jacketsLife jacket

Most of us just leave them in the boat and sometimes mice get to it, after a long winter like where I live. Make sure they are without holes and still fit you or your family. Once I got in a boat and I ask the guy if he had life jackets. He said yes and showed them to me. They were from 1960 and kid sizes. I said : I think you need to update them.

Boat safety kit

Depending on the size of your boat, the law is different. You might only need some kind of a container to remove excess water and a whistle or, in some bigger boats, you will need a fire extinguisher.

Me, I recommend at least the following: container,rope, whistle, light and a small emergency flare kit.

Cary small emergency kit

For small cuts and burns

I don’t know about you but I always need some small bandages at one point during my trip.

Rods and reelsrod&reel

Rods are pretty simple. You just need to clean them with warm water and a light soapy agent. I would also recommend to use light reel grease on the guides to prevent corrosion.

Reels are a bit more tricky. If you are not afraid of opening it, go ahead and clean everything. Go on youtube if you want a bit of help. Make sure to use the proper grease, a very light maintenance one. If you don’t feel like taking a chance, like me sometimes. Clean the obvious, take of the spool and wipe clean, make sure there is no dust or sand on any of the surface.

One thing for sure, DO NOT submerge it in water or use a pressure system. Once water gets in, it can damage the gearing and drag system.

Most of what is mention up above is common knowledge for a lot of you, but if you are like me, often wait for the last minute or you just forget sometimes. Result is, you are on the water and say to yourself; I should have done this and should have done that.

Have a great season

Thanks for visiting


P.S. I’m sure you can think of a lot more things to do, or things I forgot to mention. If you think that what I have forgotten is important to share, feel free to let me know. Remember this site is for everyone that wants to learn or share.

Winter Blues

To anyone doing a surch on google and landing on this post must wonder. Why would you write about winter blues on a fishing website.

Well I will tell you. First, if you are a bass fishing lover you know what I’m talking about. Constantly looking outside and seeing snow or this slush we are having this morning here near Ottawa, Ontario.

It is one thing to read about fishing and another to wait for your favorite pastime to come back at the end of June.

Don’t get me wrong winter can be fun, if you can actually practice outside activities. This year our winter sucks, result of a strong el nino apparently.

inside a car dirving along a frosty winter english lane

What do I do meanwhile.

I try to catch up on new techniques people write about online. Visit other website and check out the new items coming out for this season like; new reels, lures, etc. I will post about them later in the month of February. I look at dream destination and stuff.

But the most important one to me and the one that makes winter go a lot quicker is to plan my summer destination with my fishing buddies, Chad best friend and my brother, Tony.

February just started and I already feel like March is at the door, after that in my book fishing is almost here.

As you can see there are several ways to look at this and do but no sence dwelling over things we cannot control.

Here it is.

What about you ? Let me know.




Welcome to bass fishing world

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting my site. This website is dedicated to all bass fisherman or women that are not pro. I created this site to share my stories and help people like me get better at fishing.

Like me you probably do a lot of research online at varius site. Look at videos and try it on the water the next time. Most of the time they make it look very easy. When you’re on the water, alone, after a few hours, you ask yourself; how come I haven’t caugth anything.

Well, it could be a multitude of factors; speed of retreive, type of line, temperature, color of lure, color of water, etc. You get what I mean.

I encourage all of you to share your stories and feel free to read mine. Leave helpfull comments or ask questions.

This site is to help each other.


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