External RSS5 must-know drop shot tactics
The drop shot may be the most versatile finesse technique in fishing. Here are some of the most unique ways to present baits with this rig
5 secret buzzbait tricks
A lot of weekend anglers have forgotten about buzzbaits, and that is a mistake. Elite Series pros give tips for fishing this topwater bait that have been kept secret until now.
Attacking the shad spawn
Crankbaiting leftover turkey smallmouth
The mashed potatoes were still warm on my plate when I asked for a show of hands from those seated around the table as to whether they favored mayonnaise or Miracle Whip on their turkey sandwiches.
Daily Limit: This SPF ‘goes to 11’
Most every time products are number rated, it brings thoughts of This is Spinal Tap and Nigel Tufnel’s amplifier knobs going to 11.
Fighting winter for lunker smallmouth
It’s a risk many anglers are willing to take. It’s the fishing chance of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to experience bassing at its absolute, unbelievable best, says Bassmaster Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley.
Follow the bluegill
Shad and crawfish aren’t the only forage magnets for bass. Learn the habits of these panfish and you’ll crack the code for catching some of the biggest bass in your lake this summer.
How Dave Mercer breaks down new water
Hackney's tip on fishing history
Greg Hackney, 2014 Toyota Angler of the Year, breaks down how he avoided fishing history on a fishery he is very familiar with. With all the tools and information available for every possible tournament, this simple lesson can help any angler find new, valuable water.
How Matt Lee chooses drop shot weights
Former Carhartt Bassmaster College Bracket Champion Matt Lee racked up his very impressive third Top 12 finish of the Bassmaster Elite Series season at Lake Champlain.
Jocumsen in the boxing ring
KVD's 6-season bass guide
Bass fishing guru Kevin VanDam elaborates on his "Seasonal Guide," an all-purpose approach to bass fishing that you can use to get on bass quickly all year long, regardless of where you're fishing.
Learning to skip to it
Skipping a jig with baitcasting equipment is not easy. But learning this trick — and knowing exactly where to employ it — will make you a more successful bass angler
Lipless crankbaits for winter bass
Most weekend anglers use lipless crankbaits like the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap, Lucky Craft LVR and Strike King Red Eye Shad mainly when targeting active bass during spring and fall.
Personal interview with Shaw Grigsby
Alan McGuckin gets personal with legendary Bassmaster Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby.
Shaw Grigsby offers five tips to catch more spawning bass
Gerald Swindle once said, “I’m not sure if Shaw Grigsby is an organ donor, but if he is, I want his eyes.”
The density quotient
One of bass fishing’s most perplexing conundrums is selecting which soft plastic bait to fish in a given situation. With the myriad shapes, sizes, actions and colors of soft plastic baits to choose from, the decision can be overwhelming.
Understanding bass forage: Bluegill
Bass eat sunfish. Anglers can take advantage of this food source if they know when and where to throw baits that mimic this meal
Understanding bass forage: Crawfish
Crawfish are everywhere! Learn their habits and behavior to know why their the bass' quarry.
Understanding bass forage: Shad
No artificial bait is better represented on the shelves of your local tackle store than shad. In big water it's the meal of choice for bass.
Understanding the move
Smallmouth have a very predictable migration pattern on river systems between fall and winter. Here are the intimate details of that movement.
VanDam offers a trick and a treat for Halloween bass
You don’t have to sport a werewolf mask, but with two quick tips from Kevin VanDam, you can treat yourself to more bites this Halloween.
What line should I use?
Braid, fluorocarbon or monofilament? Expert Bobby Lane says there's a place for all three line types in your bass fishing.
Why Kelly Jordon is a better big spoon fisherman than you
To be sure, fishing a 2-ounce, 6-inch hunk of metal can be intimidating. Still, there is a time and place where giant flutter spoons will be the best option for catching deep-water bass.
Winter's one big bite
Let me make one thing clear: Russ Lane is not a wimp. The 6-foot, 3-inch veteran Bassmaster Elite Series angler was a standout athlete at Huntingdon College in his home state of Alabama and pitched for the Richmond Roosters minor league baseball team before becoming a professional angler.
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