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Fish New York's Thousand Islands

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:44

Some call this area of the St. Lawrence River the most beautiful place on the planet.

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Fish New York's Oneida Lake

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:38

There is nearly 80 square miles of water to angle here, and fishermen get to choose from both smallmouth and largemouth.

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Winning is about recovering

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:01

I had an interesting experience the other evening that I thought might be worth writing about. It centers on the concept of recovery and how that affect the outcomes of bass tournaments.

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Beginners: Pond fishing

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:00
Jerry McKinnis shows you how to fish a pond for bass.

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The versatile worm

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:27

Most anglers have their favorite summertime lures, from deep diving crankbaits to spoons and jigs. Well, make sure you add “big worms” to the list because nothing tempts those summer deepwater bass like a 10-inch soft plastic.

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Get dialed in on offshore action

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:10

This is the time of year when you’ll find me employing power fishing tactics on the offshore ledges throughout the South.

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A crazy year for seasonal patterns

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:12

This has been a year of paradoxical shifts in the nation’s weather patterns, and it’s really affected our seasonal pattern strategies for bass fishing.

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On the water ethics

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:06

For those of you who watched the The Bassmasters television show that covered BASSfest from Lake Chickamauga, you’ll have seen the KVD vs. Ike mini-confrontation. While I wasn’t involved, nor do I know all the details to comment on it directly, it did give me the idea for this column.

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Casting for beginners

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:03
Learn proper technique for casting your rod with tips from Jerry McKinnis.

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Ike shows you how to walk the dog

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:58
Michael Iaconelli shows the tools you need to walk the dog for big bass.

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Fred Roumbanis talks pitchin' and flippin'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:46
Elite pro Fred Roumbanis details one of his go-to techniques at Bassmaster University at BASSfest.

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How to fish docks

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:13

There are some fish that live shallow year-round and if you want to catch quality fish in shallow, a dock is probably your best bet.

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Bass Fishing for Beginners: The Knot

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:23
Jerry McKinnis shows the knot you need to begin your bass fishing experience.

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Swindle on shaky head fishing

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:36
Gerald Swindle talks about how a shaky head bait is good for all skill levels.

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Day on the lake with Cliff Prince

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:17

Welcome to Bassmaster Magazine's Day on the Lake! This month, it’s Cliff Prince turn to take on a small lake he’s never seen before; he’ll attempt to catch bass for seven hours while we document his every move.

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Livewell: Swimming jigs with Christie

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:12
On this week's episode of The Livewell, Mark Zona talks with Elite Series pro Jason Christie about his best tips for swimming jigs.

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There are always some bass in the shallows

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 07:38

Shallow fish are much more predictable than deep fish. They are also easier to pattern.

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John Crews talks soft plastics

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:41
See the seminar from Bassmaster University at BASSfest where John Crews shares his extensive knowledge of soft plastics.

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Deciphering Alabama’s Lake Jordan

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:34

Local Scott Luster provides some helpful tips for deciphering Alabama’s Lake Jordan.

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I’m a vampire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:33

Yes, it’s true. I’m a vampire. I don’t suck blood, though. I suck energy and a positive mental attitude from some of the young anglers I see around this country.

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