Mayflies are just that – flying insects that emerge off the water’s surface, although most hatches occur in early June.Homepage Image: Homepage Links: Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/kvd-those-magical-mayfly-periods
I’ll make my tournament decisions based on what I see in practice, but going into the Lake St. Clair and St. Lawrence River events, I’ll have a general game plan off what I plan to throw.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
In tournament fishing, time is money. And any technique that can produce quality fish in a hurry offers a huge advantage — especially when you're dealing with large bodies of water.
One technique that's perfectly suited for such demands is the high-speed retrieve. Not only does this method cover water quickly, but with the right lures it can trigger even the most reluctant fish to strike.
All that's needed is the proper situation and an angler with a need for speed.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/speed-kills-and-catches-bass
It seems like every year lately — three to be exact — I find myself writing a column about how I’m up against it, fighting for a spot in next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/ike-doing-it-all-over-again
One of the most popular lures in all of bass fishing right now is the swimbait.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/preuett-using-swimbaits-target-bigger-bass
A long time ago, some anonymous angler figured out how to entice these lock-jawed largemouth into biting — simply by allowing a soft-plastic lure to lie motionless, sometimes for 30 seconds or more.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/topwater-turning-point
Mark Hicks shares the steps for renewing the gel coat on a bass boat.Homepage Links: See photos Part 4 Part 3
Mark Hicks shares the steps for renewing the gel coat on a bass boat.http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/how-keep-your-bass-boat-alive-part-5 Homepage Image:
Given the chance to fish for smallmouth bass immediately before and after the spawn, Brandon Palaniuk will be slinging crankbaits.
Given the chance to fish for smallmouth bass immediately before and after the spawn, it’s always a safe bet that Brandon Palaniuk will be slinging crankbaits.Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/palaniuk-talks-cranking-smallmouth Homepage Image:
It’s not the Bassmaster Classic, but this week’s BASSfest on Kentucky Lake has kind of a mini Classic feel. If last year was any indication of what anglers and fans can expect, then I’d say we’re all in for a great time.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/christie-its-time-find-offshore-fish
I struggle with the definition of a swim jig because, really, you can swim any jig you want. All you have to do is raise your rod tip and crank fast.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hackney-selecting-proper-jig-part-2
There are three basic styles of grubs — curly-tail, boot-tail and straight-tail.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
Bass fishing is about making adjustments to various conditions that confront an angler throughout the day.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/kvd-adjusting-really-big-fish
I think the biggest thing that determines my overall approach to practice is the tournament format – is it a multi-day event or a single-day shootout?Homepage Image: Homepage Links: Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/christie-how-practice-tournaments
It is surprising that otherwise good anglers don't put more emphasis on the hooks they use.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hooks-and-more-hooks-part-1
A grub will catch any predator that swims. That includes stripers, wipers, crappie, bluegill and flatheads.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
With the spawning season fading throughout most of the Southern states, heavy rains and flooding conditions have opened a different set of opportunities for anglers.Homepage Image: Homepage Links: Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/kvd-fishing-high-water-patterns
In the last few columns we’ve talked a lot about the benefits of versatility and how it’ll help put more bass in your livewell. Like a lot of things, however, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/crews-beware-too-much-versatility
There’s been a lot of talk about Aaron Martens’ blackbird pattern on Lake Havasu. For my part, I think it’s one of the great lessons of bass fishing. More power to him. He was insightful and innovative. He identified what the bass were eating and then developed a pattern around that so that he could catch them.
It’s really a kind of example of what I mean when I say we should fish the moment.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/ike-blackbirds-sure-why-not
I’m guessing if you could survey all the bass fishermen in the world as to what their favorite lure is - the most popular answer would be some sort of topwater.
The excitement of a topwater bite definitely leaves a lasting impression, which is why I can clearly remember casting a floating popper with a Zebco 33 off my Pop’s dock at Iatt Lake back when I was about 7 years old.
Today, a topwater popper remains one of my favorite lures, and for a couple good reasons … now is the perfect time to tie one on.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/nows-time-topwater-popper