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Why I throw jerkbaits, part 2

Why I throw jerkbaits, part 2

Picking the right bait is critical. But, like you read last time, I don’t think or fish like most of the other guys. My standards for a good jerkbait are different. I’m not saying they’re better, just different….

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Avoid dock talk and fish your strengths

Avoid dock talk and fish your strengths

Every tournament angler likes to assess his season at the end of the year to determine what he did right and where he needs to improve. I had a good year – could have been better – but…

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Managing tidal fishery changes | Bassmaster

Managing tidal fishery changes | Bassmaster

Bass are bass wherever they roam, but tidal fisheries have different rules for key parts of the game. Compared to the reservoirs and natural lakes that dominate the mainstream bass scene, waters ruled by the ocean’s influence can…

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Brandon Lester on battling big bass at Chickamauga

Brandon Lester on battling big bass at Chickamauga

Tennessee native Brandon Lester calls out Lake Chickamauga as a personal favorite for one reason. The bass grow big and they are plentiful.  “It’s just so darn good because of the Florida largemouth stocked by our state fisheries…

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Why I throw jerkbaits, part 1

Why I throw jerkbaits, part 1

Over the years I’ve developed a reputation — true and well deserved — as a guy who picks up a jerkbait when I need or want a keeper bass. The reason I do that is nothing more than…

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Tech Tip Thursday: Lee Livesay on ensuring a good battery charge – Tech Tip Thursday – Bassmaster Video

Tech Tip Thursday: Lee Livesay on ensuring a good battery charge

Tech Tip Thursday: Lee Livesay on ensuring a good battery charge – Tech Tip Thursday – Bassmaster Video | Watch the latest Bassmaster Bass Fishing Videos from B.A.S.S. Skip to collection list Skip to video grid Source link

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Fish Tennessee: Cherokee Lake prime for fall topwater action

Fish Tennessee: Cherokee Lake prime for fall topwater action

“Cherokee stands out from the surrounding lakes for its topwater fishing, and especially during the fall,” said Brandon Card, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro and native of nearby Knoxville.  As the water cools and the level drops to…

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Dog days of summer strategies

Dog days of summer strategies

“It’s a reaction bite, so they’re not going to sit there and look at a bait for an hour,” he said. “Generally, I don’t hop it more than one time, because they’ll get it on the fall 90…

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Swimbaits and the drop swim

Swimbaits and the drop swim

The first thing I want to say — and maybe it’s the most important thing — is that you should always be thinking about the direction and the angle of your retrieve when you’re fishing a swimbait. It’s…

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That fine line between success and failure

That fine line between success and failure

You don’t need to win to be a successful tournament angler, but if you keep putting yourself in the right places it’s eventually going to happen. I just got home from the Bassmaster Open on Lake Oneida. My…

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