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KVD: The pitfalls of previous experience

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:05

There are times when knowing a lot about a lake can work to your advantage, but there are others when it can work against you.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/kvd-pitfalls-previous-experience

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Two lures Mike Iaconelli says anybody can catch a bass on

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:35

Mike Iaconelli’s lure inventory matches his personality: wide-ranging and colorful. Yet, when asked what two lures he thinks anybody can catch a bass on, it didn’t take but seconds to pinpoint the answer.

http://www.bassmaster.com/news/two-lures-mike-iaconelli-says-anybody-can-catch-b...

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Evers: The need for speed

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:36

It's springtime, and everyone's excited about warming waters and more active bass. But sometimes that excitement turns to frustration when the fishing's not quite as good as we think it's going to be or should be.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/need-speed

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Christie: The secrets to fun family fishing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:36

Remember that fun fishing is supposed to be relaxed and laid-back. Most of all, it’s about passing along the tradition of fishing.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/secret-fun-family-fishing

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Keeping your bass boat alive, part 3

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:08
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The steps to wire a bass boat for and install a new 36-volt trolling motor.

Homepage Links:  See photos Part 2 Part 1

The steps to wire a bass boat for and install a new 36-volt trolling motor.

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Hackney: Let's talk topwater

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:29

The water’s getting warm, the fish are moving shallow and they’re hungry.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hackney-lets-talk-topwater

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Schultz: When patterns go wrong

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:19

Ever have a great pattern evaporate on you — one so rock-solid you thought there was no way it could fail? It happens to all of us. We find fish — easy fish — and for inexplicable reasons, the pattern somehow falls apart.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or touring pro, when you pattern fish of the right size — especially in a concentration — confidence soars. So much so, you’re willing to stake your entire game plan on it.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/back-plan

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Hackney: Avoid the bass

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:25

It’s never good to scare a fish or to heighten its survival instincts

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hackney-avoid-bass

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Bag big bass during spring spawn

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:59

With all the different seasonal fishing opportunities I experience in an average year, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. However, we’re heading into a season that is probably the most enjoyable for anglers of all skill levels – the peak of the southern spawn.

I know many of the Florida and Texas fish have already spawned, but throughout much of the south, there are still plenty of fish that haven’t. Water temperature has a lot to do with this, but so do moon phases.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/bag-big-bass-during-spring-spawn

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How to punch matted grass for prespawn bass

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:17
Paul Mueller says the key is stealth.

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Hackney: Choosing the right jig, part 2

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:38

If you have a small collection of these four jigs in your tackle box you should be in pretty good shape no matter where or when you fish.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hackney-choosing-right-jig-part-2

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Fishing for sponsorships

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:24

At the end of each season, pro anglers begin the process of renewing sponsorships and seeking out new ones. It’s an endless game, but one that’s essential to our survival.

No pro — at any level — can make it on winnings alone. Eventually the cost of doing business will catch up with you.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/anglers-search-sponsorships

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Riprap hot spots in early spring

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:48

Often, riprap serves like a highway rest stop as bass travel from the prespawn areas to the spawning locations.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/riprap-hot-spots-early-spring

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Christie: Decoding early prespawn stages

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:22

Depending on the stage of the prespawn, they may position closer to where they winter or they may stage 50 yards from where they’re going to spawn.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/christie-decoding-early-prespawn-stages

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Keeping your bass boat alive, part 2

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:18
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No matter the age of your outboard motor, regular maintenance is essential for peak performance.

Homepage Links:  Part 1 Part 2

No matter the age of your outboard motor, regular maintenance is essential for peak performance.

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Ish: Want a giant? Go big, go slow

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 08:51

Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: You can’t go too big if you’re looking for a giant bass.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/want-giant-go-big-go-slow

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KVD: Lingering winter affects spring fishing

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:45

Water temperature on the Tennessee River System, which includes several of my favorite lakes, is hovering around the 40-degree mark.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/kvd-lingering-winters-effect-spring-fishing

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Christie: Hurry up, spring!

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:27

Spring – and I mean the warm, sunny, birds chirping part – can’t get here fast enough.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/hurry-spring

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Tax advice for anglers

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:13

Elite Series pro Mike Kernan shares some tips how to make tax season much less stressful for anglers.

http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/tax-advice-anglers

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Green bass, brown bass and a couple of spots…continued

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 16:14

When I mentioned last week that we (professional anglers) often target largemouth because they offer more weight, I didn’t mean to say or imply that’s always the case.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/green-bass-brown-bass-and-couple-spotscontinued

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