I love the Lake!

"I don't want my kids to do any sports or after school activities. That would mean having to take time away from the lake. I don't want to take any time away from the lake. I love the lake!" Dave Bagget Okie Noodling Who wouldn't love ...

Need Water!!! …Buzz Worms are Out

Here are some pics from today at the lake. Hit a couple spots, and caught some quality Crappie and Spotted Bass. Nothing like sight fishing in March. Also, got rattled on for the first time this year...not rad. We need some water down here!   --- KP [caption id="attachment_10261" align="aligncenter" width="666"] Looks ...

The Husband & Wife Dynamic

[caption id="attachment_9737" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karnopp never wanders too far from a good watering hole or good water to fish![/caption] I got the news that they had nabbed “The Whacker” the day before I arrived-the classic “you should’ve been here yesterday.” Though I was disappointed, given that I had traveled all the ...

Baitbusters Rock! BASS

[caption id="attachment_9642" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Karnopp "breaking traditions" just like idol Teeny. "If they are in the water I will catch them."[/caption] On a recent trip to northern Wisconsin we were having as hard a time catching bass as we were taking in-focus photographs. The water was cold and the fish didn’t ...

KP Discovers Secret Bass Fishery

[caption id="attachment_9633" align="alignnone" width="700"] Ocean wind blows over the dunes making for great water temps and tough casting[/caption] Hey Zach and Brian, Found a killer lake down here. It's small, no shore access, only kayak or pram.  Hiking a ways is the only way to access the lake. Most people are not ...

A Cesspool and A Fly Rod Keeps Karnopp Happy

[caption id="attachment_9610" align="alignright" width="180"] Water is water right? Fish live in water right?[/caption] With absolutely nothing else to do on a rare dry spring day in Tornado Alley, I accepted an invite to fish a pond rumored to have some decent bass in it.  We cut through the woods of a ...

Weedless v Non-Weedless

From the casting deck of KP: Yo, I got's me some new flies out there for Bass this season! The only place that has them for sale this season is The Fly Shop in Redding, California. The design is something totally new, if I may say so. I like to call it ...

Where Do Signature Flies Come From? KP Knows!

How does an Idylwilde signature fly make its journey from concept to becoming premium skunk repellent for sale at your local pro shop? KP produced the definitive documentary on "the process". The Process from Idylwilde Flies on Vimeo.

Spring is New Years for KP

Most folks mark the end of another year smack dab in the dead of Winter. It's a terrible time to celebrate. Honestly, I think winter sucks!   I prefer to reflect on the years passing at the end of Spring. Generally this is about the time the Bass start biting, and I ...

Summer 2012 Wrapped!