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It's never too cold for bass to bite

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:18

A common mistake all anglers make is we adopt preconceived notions about when the fish bite and how active they will or won’t be.

Cold water is a good example. Conditions we’re seeing here in Michigan refute beliefs that bass go “dormant.”

Most of the fishing public believes bass activity shuts down when the water temperature gets into the mid-40s, but that’s not true.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/its-never-too-cold-bass-bite

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Trust your electronics

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:05

Practicing with your electronics isn’t the most exciting thing to do, but it’s absolutely critical.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/trust-your-electronics

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Dean Rojas dissects a frog

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:02
The undisputed expert on frog fishing, Dean Rojas, breaks down the subtle differences between his 3 favorite hollow body baits.

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Ish shares big bass secrets

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:43

You hear it all the time: Big bass aren’t little bass.

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Ish Monroe's seven tips to catch fat-bellied bass.

Homepage Links:  Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/ish-monroes-7-secrets-catch-big-bass

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Keeping your bass boat alive: Installing Electronics

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:00
Mark Hicks details how to rig your electronics while restoring a bass boat.

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How to break in a new bass rig

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:50

Anglers who prepare their boats in colder weather will be ahead of the game come spring.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/how-break-new-bass-rig

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Versatility brings winter success

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:37

Bait cold-blooded bass into biting during cold weather.

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Bait cold-blooded bass into biting during cold weather.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/versatility-brings-winter-success

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Hackney's philosophy to find bass

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:58

If there’s one hard and fast rule about fishing it’s that there is no hard and fast rule about fishing. Things change out there for reasons we don’t know or understand.

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A successful day fishing often comes down to instinct and experience.

Homepage Links:  Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/my-philosophy-finding-bass

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How to tie a Texas rig

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:06
The Texas rig is a good choice when fish are in the grass or along the bottom.

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How to tie a Carolina rig

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:44
The Carolina rig is a good option for when the fish go to deeper waters.

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Selling a boat

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 08:15

Each year about this time, touring pros begin the process of selling their boats.

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Each year about this time, touring pros begin the process of selling their boats.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/selling-boat

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When to use a spinnerbait

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:28
Choosing spinnerbaits for different waters and other conditions.

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How to develop new techniques

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:54

There’s no standing still in fishing. You either move forward or you slip backwards.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/how-develop-new-techniques

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My 2014 report card ... part two

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:02

A comprehensive overview and tough evaluation of my performance is something that really benefits me. If you're a tournament fisherman, you might want to do the same thing.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/my-2014-report-card-part-two

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When to use a crankbait

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:44
In this video, learn about the different types of crankbaits and when to use them.

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Whitetails are chasing, and so are the bass

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:14

I know a bunch of y’all are obsessed with whitetails right now. Nothing wrong with that, but I gotta tell ya, November may just be ‘the perfect month’ for bass fishing.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/whitetails-are-chasing-and-so-are-bass

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Fishing the fall turnover

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:29

We haven’t heard too much lately about the fall turnover. This week I’m going to try to change that.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/fishing-fall-turnover

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Menendez on punching rigs

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:32
Elite pro Mark Menendez shows how he rigs a punching rig.

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Know your baitfish!

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 07:13

Any experienced angler will tell you it’s important to spend a lot of time studying what bass do and their seasonal patterns in different lakes and regions of the country.

Knowing those factors will help you narrow the search of where to find and catch them.

But equally important, and oftentimes a wild card to being a successful angler, is dictated by a knowledge of the forage - especially baitfish - in a given lake.

Much of what is discussed about baitfish is centered on shad and rightly so. Shad are a primary forage in most of our impoundments.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/know-your-baitfish

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2014 year-end report card: Part 1

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:17

When I look back and grade myself on the key things that go into my fishing, here's what my final report card of 2014 looks like.

http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/2014-year-end-report-card

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