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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How To Fish Small Crankbaits For Pre-Spawn Bass

How To Fish Small Crankbaits For Pre-Spawn Bass

Tying on a small crankbait for a youngster or beginner angler is a good way to keep them preoccupied catching plenty of bass. But that same small crankbait can also work for you when conditions are tough in…

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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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Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About The Woman From Shape Of Water Falling In Love With A Fish?

Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About The Woman From Shape Of Water Falling In Love With A Fish?

Recently best picture at The Oscars™ was given to Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water.” Critics adored it, audiences loved it, but for some reason, the internet is up in arms about one plot point: A woman…

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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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When Do Bass Spawn? See The Nationwide Bass Spawning Expectancy

When Do Bass Spawn? See The Nationwide Bass Spawning Expectancy

When do bass spawn? And why should you care? The bass spawn is one of the pillars of bass fishing. Understanding when bass will spawn in your area can help you key in on their patterns for months….

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Harness winter rain productivity | Bassmaster

Harness winter rain productivity | Bassmaster

“Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.” You won’t hear Bassmaster Elite Series pro Tim Horton quoting that nursery rhyme — especially during winter. Why? Because the Alabama angler knows well the positive impacts liquid precipitation can…

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How To Fish Cold, Clear Water For Big Bass

How To Fish Cold, Clear Water For Big Bass

Winter can be an extremely tough time to catch bass, especially on turbid water lakes. Fortunately our country is blessed with cold, clear water reservoirs that have some outstanding wintertime fishing. Here’s a look at some tactics for…

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