If you're new to the sport, you're probably painfully aware that there's an awful lot of bass fishing jargon out there. Even when you think you know what anglers are talking about, there's lots of room for misinterpretation. Here are some common bass fishing phrases and what they really mean ... in plain English.
The Elite Series event here on Cayuga Lake in New York is dispelling a myth held by many anglers about northern natural lakes.
Cayuga Lake has many different types of grass from what my research tells me, and that usually means a healthy population of bass. It also indicates that the lake’s bass will be found in the grass.
Although you can have some spectacular days on the water in August, fishing can get pretty darn tough.
Some crankbaits will create more resistance during the retrieve — or what’s referred to as “pull” — and those are the ones savvy pros search for.
We’re going to talk this week about how to deal with unfamiliar situations you’ll encounter from time to time on the water.
This could shape up to be one of the toughest and most exciting Elite tournaments ever.
Gerald Swindle has competed as a pro in an admirable 217 B.A.S.S. tournaments. This morning, he said there’s a clear new leader in his personal ranking of the toughest tournaments he’s ever fished.
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The Delaware River does not have a big population of bass to begin with, and quality-sized bass are quite rare. So I believe we will see a lot of finesse approaches used.
Bass are not accustomed to seeing a square bill of this size. A big bait is sometimes your best choice.
Every year about this time, I start to shift my focus from deep water to shallow water.