Tag: winter

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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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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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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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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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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