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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Pipkens’ tips for tactical tubing

Pipkens’ tips for tactical tubing

Enticing Action With either head style, he stresses the need for angler control; particularly as it relates to boat motion. In low to moderate waves, the boat’s rise and fall imparts strategic action on a dead-sticked tube. Just…

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Winter’s one big bite | Bassmaster

Winter's one big bite | Bassmaster

Let me make one thing clear: Russ Lane is not a wimp. The 6-foot, 3-inch veteran Bassmaster Elite Series angler was a standout athlete at Huntingdon College in his home state of Alabama and pitched for the Richmond…

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All You Need To Know About Lake Hartwell

All You Need To Know About Lake Hartwell

It’s that time of year again. The best anglers in the world are coming together to compete for the Super Bowl of bass fishing, The Geico Bassmaster Classic. The Bassmaster Classic is the most prestigious title in bass…

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Painless hook removal | Bassmaster

Painless hook removal | Bassmaster

Thousands of fishermen owe a huge debt of gratitude to the inventor of the “string trick” for removing fishhooks from people. I owe him or her big time! My latest chance to benefit from the technique came during…

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How To Catch Bass While They’re Staging

How To Catch Bass While They're Staging

Daylight hours lengthen and the water begins to warm as winter gradually turns into spring. It’s prespawn bass fishing time. During this seasonal transition, bass emerge from their wintertime haunts in search of a spawning site. However, moody…

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