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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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Confronting the cold | Bassmaster

Confronting the cold | Bassmaster

Understand the variables Depending on where you are on the map and on the calendar, frontal impacts can vary significantly. “If you get a front in the fall, that wind can really make fishing good on wind-blown banks,”…

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Jerkbaits for winter bass | Bassmaster

Jerkbaits for winter bass | Bassmaster

If you’re one of those anglers who assumes you have to revert to finesse tactics when the water gets cold, Jason Christie has some advice for you. Try fishing deep jerkbaits. “You can catch them on finesse tactics…

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Ugly fishing habitat, beautiful results

Ugly fishing habitat, beautiful results

Let’s face it, not everywhere we fish is the 1,000 Islands, Lake Champlain, Havasu or Clear Lake. Sometimes, you’re staring at some pretty dreadful looking scenery while trying to focus on the right cast. Industrial waterfronts, docked barges,…

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Adding orange to bass lures

Adding orange to bass lures

Picasso, Rembrandt and Hackney “I’ve always dyed the tips of soft plastics with orange or chartreuse, but only in recent years have I started using the paint,” says Hackney. “Paint is great because it takes a lot less…

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Foam fixes for bass boats

Foam fixes for bass boats

Given his meticulous tackle preparation and legendary precision, it makes sense that Aaron Martens would go to great lengths in protecting the tools of his trade. Funny thing is, one of his primary precautions leverages something so modest…

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