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Christie: It's time to find offshore fish

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:25

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.

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Hackney: Selecting the proper jig, part 2

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:34

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

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Ike: Fishing grubs, part 2

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:31

There are three basic styles of grubs — curly-tail, boot-tail and straight-tail.

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KVD: Adjusting for really big fish

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:38

Bass fishing is about making adjustments to various conditions that confront an angler throughout the day.

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Christie: How to practice for tournaments

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:56

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?

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Evers: Hooks and more hooks, part 1

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:52

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

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Ike: Fishing grubs, part 1

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:07

A grub will catch any predator that swims. That includes stripers, wipers, crappie, bluegill and flatheads.

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KVD: Fishing high water patterns

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:38

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.

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Crews: Beware too much versatility

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:02

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.

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Ike: Blackbirds? Sure, why not…

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:14

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.

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Preuett: Now's the time for a topwater popper

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:03

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.

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Martens flies with the blackbirds

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:28

The secret of his success on Havasu shows just how versatile and unique Aaron Martens truly is. 

The secret to Martens' success on Havasu was finding blackbirds.

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Hackney: Nothing replaces time on the water

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 07:29

There are a few myths about pro anglers, especially at the Elite Series level, that I think should be mentioned.

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Coulter: The business of professional bass fishing

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:39

When most pros give seminars or work boat shows, the number one question that we get asked is about how to acquire sponsors.

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Schultz: Walking with Charlie

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:57

Years ago, I authored a series for Bassmaster Magazine titled "Techniques Illustrated," the concept of which was simple: Feature top pros with their best techniques in a concise format, and support it with illustrations.

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How Terry “Big Show” Scroggins fishes flooded shoreline bushes

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:23

April showers bring May flowers is an age-old expression, but for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry “Big Show” Scroggins, it’s more like “spring rains put bass in the bushes.”

April showers bring May flowers is an age-old expression, but for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry “Big Show” Scroggins, it’s more like “spring rains put bass in the bushes.”

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Ike: Bass react to barometric pressure

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:01

Barometric pressure is important, but it’s also complicated.

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Barometric pressure is important, but it’s also complicated.

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Ish: Finding big fish near you

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:08

Fishing a lake or river with a forage problem makes no sense at all.

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Let those lizards loose in April

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:39

There are very few lures that are more versatile and catch more bass at this time of year than a plastic lizard.

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How to fish crankbaits for prespawn smallies

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:50
It's really hard to beat spring crankin', says Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Paul Mueller.

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