Lipless crankbaits for winter bass

Lipless crankbaits for winter bass

Most weekend anglers use lipless crankbaits like the Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap, Lucky Craft LVR and Strike King Red Eye Shad mainly when targeting active bass during spring and fall. But with a few tackle, location and presentation adjustments,…

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Follow the food for fall success

Follow the food for fall success

Throughout the year, Jason Christie invests significant time and effort into locating the structures that hold the biggest bass. That objective doesn’t end during the year’s final quarter, but it does become more challenging — and often more…

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Fishing For Panfish: Suspended vs Bottom Dwellers

Fishing For Panfish: Suspended vs Bottom Dwellers

Fishing for panfish often comes down to walking the bank and looking for schools of them near the surface. Especially when chasing bluegill, and especially with beginners, this is the technique. But what about the slab hunting panfish anglers?…

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Fighting winter for lunker smallmouth

Fighting winter for lunker smallmouth

It’s a risk many anglers are willing to take. It’s the fishing chance of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to experience bassing at its absolute, unbelievable best, says Bassmaster Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley. He’s talking about fishing…

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How To Fish A Slip Bobber

How To Fish A Slip Bobber

Learning how to use a slip bobber has always been one of the simplest ways for beginners to catch panfish, but the tactic can become pretty sophisticated when savvy anglers start tinkering with floats. A fixed float comes…

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Trimming jigs | Bassmaster

Trimming jigs | Bassmaster

Full skirt Here, Lane basically fishes a 5/8- or 1/2-ounce jig right out of the package with the stock jig at full length and thickness. He has particular preferences for this straightforward approach, but notes that it’s always…

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Using Depth, Size and Speed To Catch Bass

Using Depth, Size and Speed To Catch Bass

Let’s face it. mid depth-crankbaits are an awesome way to catch big ‘ole bass. But there are some subtle nuances of these baits which can make or break a trip on the water. This couldn’t be truer than…

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Find The Grass And Find The Fish

Find The Grass And Find The Fish

Fishing fall grass is may seem unusual but weeds are wonderful spots to search for bass when the leaves on the trees and aquatic vegetation start turning brown. Weeds dying in the fall causes oxygen depletion in some…

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Catching Bass Before Winter:Keys To Landing Late Season Bass Up North

Catching Bass Before Winter:Keys To Landing Late Season Bass Up North

Catching bass before winter settles is a challenge. Cool temps, lethargic fish, and limited bait options are a few added challenges that anglers in the North deal with. So, if you are one of the lucky fishermen who…

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So, you want to catch a trophy bass?

So, you want to catch a trophy bass?

Ten-plus pounds — the double-digit — is what most would call the ­undisputed benchmark of a trophy largemouth. It is a basser’s dream! However, only a few consistently sack up the double-digit trophy-sized bass. Different day, different teener…

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