Tag: winter

Winning winter cranking targets | Bassmaster

Winning winter cranking targets | Bassmaster

Transitional banks — Whether it’s boulders to chunk rock, chunk rock to pea gravel or any other scenario, Crews notes that changes in bank composition appeal to a bass’ inherent affinity to variances. Anything different represents potential ambush…

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Crazy winter fishing | Bassmaster

Crazy winter fishing | Bassmaster

We get some cold weather where I live in southwestern North Carolina, but I’m still able to fish all the way through the winter. I don’t catch as many bass as I do in warmer seasons, but my…

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I’m going to fish all winter

I’m going to fish all winter

I’m really enthused about next year’s schedule. It’s kind of a big bass deal, and that’s just the way I like it. With the exception of coaching my son’s basketball team and a couple of short hunting trips…

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How To Catch One More Tank This Winter

How To Catch One More Tank This Winter

Late season ice fishing can be one of the best times to get on a hot bite giving anglers one final flury of fishing before the open water season. First, spring is on its way. Almost gone are…

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Land of the giants: Winter whopper land

Land of the giants: Winter whopper land

Jason Williamson — Impoundment BAIT: 1/2-ounce Buckeye Lures mop jig with a Zoom Super Chunk trailerWHY: It represents a big, juicy crawfishWHERE: Natural or man-made rock structure Knowing the fish’s seasonal preference for crawfish, Williamson puts his faith in…

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Jigs take the chill out of winter

Jigs take the chill out of winter

It’s no secret that Denny Brauer has a jig tied onto at least one rod every time he goes bass fishing. But when he goes fishing this time of year, it’s the only lure tied to his rod….

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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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