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
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
Last time I shared a personal experience with you — one that was perhaps a bit graphic. Hopefully no one was offended. My intent was to provide a wake-up call for those who haven’t yet grasped the seriousness of long-term UV exposure.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/dont-look-me-part-2
There are two reasons why I like cold fronts so much. One is about the fishing and other is about the mental side of competition.http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/embrace-cold-front-0
Denny Brauer built a legendary career by fishing jigs during every season, regardless of water temperature. Follow his choice of jig type, color and trailer options to keep catching bass on this bait 12 months of the year.Homepage Image: Homepage Text:
Denny Brauer built a legendary career by fishing jigs during every season, regardless of water temperature. Follow his choice of jig type, color and trailer options to keep catching bass on this bait 12 months of the year.Homepage Links: See photos http://www.bassmaster.com/slideshow/jigs-degrees
We’ve spent a lot time this fall talking about the importance of baitfish movements during the fall and how it affects where you’ll find the bass.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/fall-bass-love-crayfish-too
Lipless crankbaits are great search baits all year long, but in the fall they're especially strong — not merely for the search process, but also for maximizing your catch once you've located bass.Homepage Image: Homepage Text:
In the fall, the same bait Bobby Lane uses to find bass, is the one he uses to catch them.Homepage Links: Read more http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/search
This week I have been in the process of preparing for my first elk hunt in Arizona in a few weeks. I will be headed out with fellow Elite Series pro Clifford Pirch.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/enjoy-preparation
This week we’re going to talk about how to approach new waters. Everyone is faced with this challenge no matter if you’re a serious tournament angler or a casual recreational angler. It’s a part of the sport.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/fishing-unknown-waters
Ok, last week I said we’d talk about how to find the “fall frenzy” bite when it wasn’t obvious way back in the creeks. Here goes…http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/fall-feeding-frenzy-part-2
Every so often we get questions about fishing Florida, and for good reason. The weather’s pleasant for those of you who want to thaw out for a while and there’s always the chance of catching the bass of a lifetime.
Florida can be tough, though. The water’s shallow and there’s vegetation everywhere. They don’t jump in the boat. Some of the tried and true techniques that work in other areas of the country don’t seem to interest Florida bass all that much. Here are a few tips that might help if you visit the Sunshine State this winter.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
It's not too cold to use moving baits, not too cold to power fish and not too cold to cover water.Homepage Image: Homepage Text:
It's not too cold to use moving baits, not too cold to power fish and not too cold to cover water.Homepage Links: KVD's advice http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/late-can-be-great
As professional anglers we travel thousands of miles on highways each year and hundreds of hours on the water. As a result we’ve developed some things that we do on a regular basis that helps to keep us safe. I want to take this week to share a few of them with you.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
Have you ever had a brush with skin cancer? I have. And let me tell you, it can get pretty scary.http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/dont-look-me-part-1
The fall frenzy doesn’t go on all the time. It starts and stops depending upon the calendar and the weather.http://www.bassmaster.com/node/add/blog
The free Shorelines app gives anglers information on lake levels, generation schedules and updates on their favorite lakes.http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/alabama-power-launches-shorelines-website-app
He's known for being slow and methodical, but the angler they call "The Squirrel" speeds things up ihttp://www.bassmaster.com/tips/jeff-kriet-changes-gears-fall-bass
The fall fishing season is developing across the country and a great time to be on the water.Homepage Image: Homepage Text:
The fall fishing season is developing across the country and a great time to be on the water.Homepage Links: KVD's advice http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/time-light-em-shallow