One could say as a swimbait angler, that one of the most exciting types of swimbaits to fish is a “Rat”! It mixes all the best features into one menacing package. A rat bait is a large profile topwater presentation targeting large fish that are actively feeding shallow, and looking toward the surface. There’s a special aggression and explosion the a rat bait produces. When a fish commits to eating a small mammal it has crossed a sacred line. The aquatic world belongs to the predatory fish we chase but once that fish chooses to venture into our world it has to do so with full commitment. A rat, or any other rodent has claws, teeth, and a voracious will to survive and reproduce. They will not give up these rights without a fight. Largemouth Bass know this for a … Read More »
The other day at a presentation a person asked me “what is the most common error I see in my fly fishing guide trips”. My answer was without a doubt stripping technique. Maybe this is due to the fact that most fly fisherman are trained on trout rivers and streams with moving water. That being said, most trout anglers have also at some point experienced lake fishing, or will in the future. Even in streams and rivers, many anglers are realizing the value of throwing big streamers to aggressive browns and big rainbows. The proper stripping technique is something that I learned from salt water flats guides where the fishing is extremely technical and any mistake made by the angler will be taken advantage of by the fish. This materializes in lost fish, hookups missed, and on a tough day, … Read More »
After an amazing launch of the website and incredible support of the facebook page, I have been overwhelmed by the network of people behind me. It has led me to think in retrospect of the people that have been instrumental in creating the fishing machine that is Manny Chee Outdoors. Of course, the first people that come to mind are my father and mother. I was very lucky to be born to a family of hunters and anglers with a cultural belief that children come first. Thanks mom and dad!
When I was young and riding my bike with kids from the neighborhood to the local urban ponds I got the idea that I needed an inflatable raft to catch fish. This idea led to the eventual purchase of the family’s first boat, a 365V Ranger Bass Boat. This heavily glittered … Read More »