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87 frog tips from Bassmaster Magazine

87 frog tips from Bassmaster Magazine

Originally published July 2008 Dean Rojas has hopped floating, hollow-bodied frogs to the forefront of topwater bassin’ baits. The Texas pro has been seen throwing his Spro BronzeEye frog under trees, in open water, beside docks and around…

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Go deep postspawn | Bassmaster

Go deep postspawn | Bassmaster

It’s time to start looking offshore for bass. In my experience, the bass will be at their absolute deepest right after the spawn. This includes the better fish — the ones that are the most fun to catch…

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Don’t get stumped by stumps

Don't get stumped by stumps

Location, location, location And forget running stump patterns in the fall. While warmer months often find consistencies in size or form, fall’s more about where the stump is located. “There’ll be a 100-yard stretch that’s the sweet spot…

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How seasons and temperature affect bass

How seasons and temperature affect bass

Bass are confusing creatures. If you’ve spent much time trying to catch them, you already know that. One day you can’t keep them off your lures. Come back to the same lake a week later, and it seems…

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Menendez’s simplified shallow water approach

Menendez's simplified shallow water approach

Now, when it comes to touch-up colors, Menendez often dips his craw pinchers in orange or chartreuse Dying to Fish dye, but he offers this tip for cosmetic strategy: Use a Q-tip to add an orange streak to…

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Fishing Pole Holder Free Up Your Hands

Fishing Pole Holders are a life saver Make sure to get you a ground fishing pole holder to free up your hands for a nice cold beer. Fishing requires patience and time. You don’t want to spend all your time…

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5 baits for cold water power fishing

5 baits for cold water power fishing

Most anglers think you have to fish ultra slow or use finesse tactics during cold winter months. While it’s true that a bass’ metabolism slows down, he still has to eat. And remember, the baitfish continue to dart…

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Jerry McKinnis & Timmy Horton

Jerry McKinnis & Timmy Horton

Bassmaster Radio, a weekly program focusing on professional bass fishing, airs on more than 100 radio stations nationwide. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Thom Abraham, a passionate bass angler and tournament fisherman from Winchester, Tenn., the one-hour program is available…

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Pocketing winter bass | Bassmaster

Pocketing winter bass | Bassmaster

Wiggins got onto the pocket pattern about five years ago while fishing Smith Lake, Alabama, his home lake, with another angler. “He showed me the basics of it,” Wiggins said. “I’ve refined it from that point on and…

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5 secret buzzbait tricks | Bassmaster

5 secret buzzbait tricks | Bassmaster

You may never see a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament won by an angler who fishes a buzzbait exclusively throughout a four-day event. But don’t let that fool you. The ol’ egg beater lure gets fished hard by the…

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