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Top lures at Lake Fork 2020

Top lures at Lake Fork 2020

The derby at Lake Fork had two winners. Texas Parks and Wildlife, for providing opportunities to catch bucket list largemouth; and Patrick Walters, who joined the exclusive ranks of the Bassmaster Century Club with a winning weight of…

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Why the fall is tough

Why the fall is tough

Let’s be honest about something. The fall can be the toughest time of the year to catch bass. The reasons for that aren’t all that complicated, but the solution can be frustrating. To go to a lake that…

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Top lures at Cherokee Lake 2020

Top lures at Cherokee Lake 2020

“I wouldn’t have won had he not given me this bait.” And with that, you have the payoff bait for Robertson. His co-angler Jon Jezierski gave him the Strike King Sexy Dawg given to him by Japanese pro…

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Changing seasons – stratification and the turnover

Changing seasons – stratification and the turnover

During this turnover there is a lot going on chemically too. As the bottom waters are forced up, they bring with them all sorts of organic material that has been sinking all year long. You often see this…

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From the ‘Book of Clunn’

From the 'Book of Clunn'

This one comes straight from the “Book of Clunn.” If you want to catch more and bigger bass in the fall, follow the channels. He’s done that for years, and the rest of us took notice along with…

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Top lures at Santee Cooper 2020

Top lures at Santee Cooper 2020

Another key bait for Schultz was a prototype all-tin buzzbait that he designed for Hildebrandt Lures. Tin is two-thirds the weight of lead by volume, and that allows slower retrieves that keep the bait higher in the water…

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Extreme weather and big fish

Extreme weather and big fish

Regardless of the time of year, we anglers like those days that are gorgeous. We know we’re going to be fishing comfortably on a pretty day. But I’ve learned over many decades of heading to northern Michigan that…

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Fishing with Shelby | Bassmaster

Fishing with Shelby | Bassmaster

When my wife Shelby and I met back in early 2017, one of our first activities together was an ice fishing trip. We went out for an evening on Lake of the Woods to meet up with a…

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Top lures at Lake Hartwell 2020

Top lures at Lake Hartwell 2020

Patrick Walters (1st; 44-5)A key lure adjustment was key to the win for Patrick Walters. “I had been throwing the Zoom Super Fluke in white pearl on 14-pound line on a baitcaster, but when I switched over to…

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To fizz or not to fizz

To fizz or not to fizz

During the recent Bassmaster Elite Series Northern Swing, there was a lot of talk during the Bassmaster LIVE coverage regarding “fizzing” – the technique of venting the excess gas from a bass’ overinflated swim bladder that had been caught…

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