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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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Winter jig wisdom | Bassmaster

Winter jig wisdom | Bassmaster

Your nose and ears tingle, steam marks your every breath and frost — if not ice — glistens the deck. This is wintertime fishing and one of your best choices for tempting fish in the chill is a…

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Trained for transition fishing | Bassmaster

Trained for transition fishing | Bassmaster

Shady character A buddy tells you he’s fishing a bridge and, in most cases, it’s a 50-50 call that he’s either running the pilings or buzzing down the riprap. If that buddy’s John Murray, you can add a…

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Focus on fishing seams | Bassmaster

Focus on fishing seams | Bassmaster

“The jig has to have a short hook,” Card said. “If the hook is too long, it kills the grub’s action. I slow roll the jig down the seam, kind of like I’m fishing a spinnerbait. Every 10…

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87 frog tips from Bassmaster Magazine

87 frog tips from Bassmaster Magazine

Originally published July 2008 Dean Rojas has hopped floating, hollow-bodied frogs to the forefront of topwater bassin’ baits. The Texas pro has been seen throwing his Spro BronzeEye frog under trees, in open water, beside docks and around…

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Go deep postspawn | Bassmaster

Go deep postspawn | Bassmaster

It’s time to start looking offshore for bass. In my experience, the bass will be at their absolute deepest right after the spawn. This includes the better fish — the ones that are the most fun to catch…

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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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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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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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