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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3 Ways To Rig And Fish A Soft Plastic Craw

3 Ways To Rig And Fish A Soft Plastic Craw

No matter where they live, bass of all three species can’t resist a live craw. They’re readily available; provide tons of nutrition – and drive bass absolutely crazy. For obvious reasons, this makes crawfish imitating plastics staples in…

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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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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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