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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.
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.
Aaron Martens' drop shot rig
Here's how Aaron Martens ties a drop shot.
If you’re like most bass anglers, you didn’t start with the latest gear and a $90,000 boat. You started small, on small waters and perhaps without any boat at all. This edition of “Triple Threat” is a tribute to those times we should never forget or abandon.
Catch giant smallies now!
I love to catch bass, no matter whether it’s in the north, south, east or west. I don’t care if I’m catching largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass — I love ‘em all. But when it comes October...
Cranking basics for late summer and fall
Successful crankbait fishing depends largely on water temperature and clarity and in understanding the dynamics associated with each.
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.
Jocumsen in the boxing ring
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.
Reflection of winners and spinners
In praise of the fanatical fishing faithful, who without hesitation sling spinnerbaits in every occasion
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.”
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.
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.
The key to catching more bass in fall
Anglers can take advantage of these shad pattern tips to locate actively feeding bass and quickly fill a limit.
Umbrella rigs and smallmouth
Umbrella rigs aren’t just for largemouth anymore. Here are the keys to uncuffing a multibait tactic that will not only help you locate brown bass, but fill the livewell with keepers in very short order.
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: 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.
VanDam’s 3 picks for back to school smallmouth
In much the same way late August and early September causes breakfast Pop-Tarts to shimmy in the bellies of children facing the unknowns of a new school year – this ‘in between’ time on bass fishing’s calendar of seasons can also raise the anxiety levels of serious smallmouth anglers.
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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