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Tow, tow, tow your boat

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:46

Big Show knows how important it is to get the details right whether he's trailering his bass rig or his 28-foot ocean boat.

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Talkin' 'bout practice

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:27

When you're a tournament angler, few things are as important as good preparation, and that includes practice.

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Lester gears up for the St. Johns

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:13

Elite rookie Brandon Lester figures that a lipless crankbait will play a big role this week at the St. Johns River. Here's the gear he needs to fish it.

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Reliable Neely Henry

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:45

Neely Henry Lake attracts throngs of Alabama bass fishermen, but visitors from out of state tend to overlook it.

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Poche punches mats for big bass

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:57
Elite Series pro Keith Poche talks about how he attacks matted vegetation in search of big bass.

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3 things you need in your boat (other than tackle!)

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:20

Even if all you have are your rods, reels and tackleboxes, you're not really ready to go fishing.

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Rattling vs. silent crankbaits

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:56
Mark Menendez talks about when to use a rattling crankbait and when to pull out the silent one.

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Don't beat yourself

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 06:29

It's easy to let tough fishing or a lost fish ruin your day, but I'm here to tell you that a big part of what separates successful tournament anglers from the ones who don't perform as well as they could is the ability to salvage the bad days, turn them into productive days and move on.

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Early springtime bassin’

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 06:29

Jordan Lee offers bass fishing tips for when water temperatures hover in the 45- to 55-degree range.

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Breaking down new waters

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 03:14

I recently conducted a Facebook poll and from all the many great questions I received, the one that I want to address first is this: How do you break down a new body of water?

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Things make sense to me in the spring

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:59

Spring is my favorite time of the year. It’s not only the rebirth of nature after the winter but it’s also the time when bass fishing makes the most sense to me.

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Talking about practice

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:00

If I don't have something tied on for practice that's rigged on the right rod, with the right reel and the right line size, I probably won't take the time to set it up after I'm on the water.

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Select the right gear ratio for your technique

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:36
Mark Menendez talks gear ratios and reel selection for bass anglers. Listen up!

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Tips for organizing your tackle today

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:27

If you're like a lot of bass anglers, your boat is like a floating tackle shop with hundreds — probably thousands — of baits. How do you find the right lure quickly and efficiently? This Elite pro has some answers.

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Swim jigs for spring success

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:50
Elite Series pro Pete Ponds discusses how he catches bass as temperatures warm.
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Pick the right color when it’s tough

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:38

There are times when almost any color will catch bass. The bites on; they’re eating with total abandon. But that’s not the way it is most days. Easy doesn’t usually define fishing.

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Prespawn smallmouth: North vs. South

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 07:34

Focusing on regional tactics to tempt a smallmouth bass bite will improve your odds of hooking up this month.

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Top 25 patterns from the Classic

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 09:44

BassGold.com's Jay Kumar digs in on the patterns of the Top 25 finishers in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville.

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The responsibility

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:27

There will be a lot of responsibility that will come to the first female Elite Series qualifier, whoever it may be.

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Patterns that ruled the Guntersville Classic

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:57

The tournament hype before the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic predicted loads of big bass and plenty of heavy limits. It was a lot to live up to. Despite the coldest winter in decades and frigid water temperatures, Guntersville put on a show.

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