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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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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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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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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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Deep jerkbait evolution | Bassmaster

Deep jerkbait evolution | Bassmaster

The other situation is in the summertime on Lake St. Clair when the smallmouth suspend in deep water. Balog claimed that St. Clair’s smallmouth were dupes for diving crankbaits back when the big lake attracted few bass anglers….

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