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Day on the lake with Chris Zaldain

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 06:39

Welcome to Bassmaster Magazine's Day on the Lake! This month, it’s Chris Zaldain's turn to take on a small lake he’s never seen before; he’ll attempt to catch bass for seven hours while we document his every move.

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Fishing for bass in the grass

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:56

Former Classic champ Chris Lane offers tips for when to target grass for bass.

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Beginners: Spinnerbait selection

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:13
In this installment of Bass Fishing for Beginners, Jerry McKinnis elaborates on spinnerbait selection.

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Count me among the swing jig believers

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:19

A lot of new bass bait and techniques are created each year, but it takes accreditation on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for any concept to prove its worthiness.

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Lure choices for lily pads

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:17

This week we’re going to talk about fishing lily pads. The best place to start, in my opinion anyway, is by breaking them into three types.

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A magical 90 minutes

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:11

BASSfest went well. Because everyone got the same number of Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points, we all were really fishing to win.

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Dress for success

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:10

By adding a dressed treble hook to your favorite topwater, jerkbait or even crankbait, you can give these lures a more attractive and appealing look — an added teaser, so to speak.

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Things are back to normal

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:25

Chickamauga is fishing small. I know it covers 35,000 acres, more or less. But the fish are schooled up in certain places, and the guys are finding them.

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Flipping Florida mats with Shaye Baker

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:17
Tag along with Shaye Baker as he pitches and flips a big weight in the thick matted vegetation of south Florida.

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Let's dig a little deeper

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:01

Everybody who knows me knows that flipping is my thing. If I could flip every day I fish, I’d be a happy guy. But while I’m a flipper at heart, I’m first and foremost a professional fishermen, so that means I fish where the fish are.

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Camping life with children

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 06:24
How the Chapmans stay on the road for 7 months with their children, and how it has changed their lives

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Beginners: Crankbait selection

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:33
In this installment of Bass Fishing for Beginners, Jerry McKinnis elaborates on crankbait selection.

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The Arkansas Bass Slam

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:35

Anglers from across the country tow their boats to Arkansas to sample the Natural State’s storied fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. But anglers shouldn't overlook the state’s excellent striped bass and white bass fishing.

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The blueprint for fishing laydowns

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:06

By nature’s design, blown-over trees become fish-holding structures. Three Elite Series pros detail how to build solid limits of bass from this ­underwater architecture.

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Look for bass on ledges right now

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:34

It’s time to look for bass on the ledges. By “ledges,” I’m referring to those underwater haunts where a shallow flat falls off into the much deeper old river channel or primary creek channel.

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What sonar shows you

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:17

You spent a lot of money, but are you really confident in your ability to use your sophisticated electronics? Wilson Frazier can help.

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It's time to look deep for bass

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 06:35

The almanac says the first day of summer will fall on June 21, so what we find ourselves in right now is a transitional period where late spring starts to change into that long hot season.

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5 ways to maximize your mapping technology

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:10

These five tips get me a lot more bang for my buck when it comes to mapping.

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The mental game of fishing

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:43

In bass fishing, bad decisions seem to be contagious. When you make one you seem to make many more.

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Beginners: Choosing the right line

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:33
In this episode of Bass Fishing for Beginners, Jerry McKinnis helps you choose the right line.

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