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Smallmouth and crankbaits | Bassmaster

Smallmouth and crankbaits | Bassmaster

We are in the middle of a few tournaments where smallies could play a role so I thought this might be a good time to talk about smallmouth bass and crankbaits.  The first thing I want to say…

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Northern smallmouth: Details matter, part 2

Northern smallmouth: Details matter, part 2

Once I’ve made my line selection it’s time for me to pick a bait. It’s popular to pick ones that look like a goby. After all, that’s pretty much what they eat.  Editor’s note: Read part 1. I…

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The question I’m asked most

The question I'm asked most

You’d think that most fishermen ask me about techniques or baits or upcoming tournaments. But when I sat down and thought about it, I realized that the most common question I get is this: How can I get…

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Rivers in the late summer

Rivers in the late summer

We’re headed towards the St. Lawrence River next week so I thought this would be a good time to talk about rivers in the late summer. The St. Lawrence is typical in many ways. What I say about…

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5 never die bass baits

5 never die bass baits

As a professional angler, part of my job is to adopt whatever new baits I believe will help me sack more bass. However, I don’t want them to replace baits that have proven to be consistent bass catchers…

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Lineberger looking to erase a bad taste

Lineberger looking to erase a bad taste

North Carolina pro Shane Lineberger had a really bad taste in his mouth the last time he competed in a Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Lawrence in 2017. Literally. Lineberger vividly remembers buying a Gatorade and…

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Tackle Tip: Blaylock's setup for tough summer fishing

Stetson Blaylock's setup to shake tough summer fishing

In this Mercury Marine Tackle Tip Tuesday video, Stetson Blaylock talks about one of his favorite summertime baits when the fishing gets tough. When fish aren’t biting the standard reaction lures he goes with a big worm and…

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Now’s a great time for night fishing

Now’s a great time for night fishing

In addition to cookin up this blog to share with y’all this week, I’m also volunteering as a boat captain at the 2019 Bassmaster Mossy Oak High School Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake for some really cool young…

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Land of the giants: Early summer studs

Land of the giants: Early summer studs

Temperatures are rising, and bass are transitioning into their summer patterns. Looking for a cool tip on scoring a hot bite? Pull up a chair and listen to what these Bassmaster Elite Series anglers have to say.  Steve…

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Shopping used boats | Bassmaster

Shopping used boats | Bassmaster

One question I often get asked by anglers looking for their first bass boat is, “What should I get in a used bass boat?” It’s a good question and one that certainly deserves a lot of forethought. Obviously,…

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