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March 4, 2023
Fishing Electronics

Forward-Facing Sonar, Traditional and Imaging Systems Explained

Are you ready to take your fishing game to the next level? If so, you'll want to know about the different types of sonar technology available. Traditional sonar, down imaging, side imaging, 360 imaging, and forward-facing sonar all have their unique benefits and uses.
April 9, 2015
Finding Bass When Ice Melts-featured

Finding Bass When the Ice Melts

Ice out is something that is highly anticipated by the northern anglers.   Many lakes, reservoirs and ponds can freeze solid for several months, keeping you away from catching bass, unless you’re an ice fishermen.  As the end of winter approaches, all we keep saying is “when will the ice finally start to melt?

SEASONAL ARTICLES

December 23, 2001
Springtime Bass Fishing Lake

Springtime Bass Fishing

Spring is upon us and my fingers are itching to get bass fishing! Generally bass will begin their annual movement towards the shoreline in preparation for feeding and bedding within the first few weeks following ice out (for those who live in areas where your lakes and ponds freeze over the winter).

May 7, 2020
Bass On Spawning Bed

Springtime Bassin Is Coming

As daytime temperatures begin reaching the 70's and 80's, the surface water temps also begin to rise. As any "bass minded angler" can tell you, it won't be long until those green creatures of the deep begin their annual migration to the shallows to spawn (lay eggs). It is during this time that most of us dust off our gear and head to our favorite lake.
April 9, 2015
Finding Bass When Ice Melts-featured

Finding Bass When the Ice Melts

Ice out is something that is highly anticipated by the northern anglers.   Many lakes, reservoirs and ponds can freeze solid for several months, keeping you away from catching bass, unless you’re an ice fishermen.  As the end of winter approaches, all we keep saying is “when will the ice finally start to melt?

June 4, 2002
Carolina Rigging

The Carolina Rig: In Depth

Sometimes called the idiot rig, something so easy a child could use it, the Carolina-rig is probably the most underrated technique in today's bass fishing arsenal. True, the rig is easy to use, but it becomes more complicated when you expand on its capabilities. Not only is it one of the most productive rigs I have used, it is also the most versatile.

May 19, 2015

Night Time Bass Fishing

In the heat of the summer in many parts of the country, bass fishing during the day time can be brutal. With air temperatures that can rise well past the 100 degrees mark in the shade, it doesn't make for a good time on the water. In many lakes, ponds and even rivers, most bass have made transitions towards deeper and cooler water.

March 11, 2016
Ish Monroe Bass Fishing Tips

Ish Monroe Tips for CoAnglers

Fishing as a non-boater or co-angler can be very challenging. What should you be doing differently from the angler in the front of the boat?  In this video BASS Pro Ish Monroe shares his advice for anglers fishing from the back of a boat.
June 4, 2002
Tube Jig Bass Fishing

To Tube, or Not to Tube

When most anglers hear the words tube jig, they think of some clear, rocky, smallmouth infested lake. Yes this is the perfect bait for those conditions, but a tube jig can be used in any type of cover and conditions, to catch some pretty hefty largemouth bass.

March 16, 2016
How to Put Line on a Spinning Reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel [VIDEO]

There's more to spooling up a spinning reel that you might think.  You need to be concerned about line twist, spool tension, etc. We've put together a simple video tutorial that will teach you how to put line on a spinning reel along with some tips and tricks that will make the process easier for anyone who struggles with this task.

May 7, 2020

Save on Gas

Last weekend I traveled to Wagoner, Oklahoma to practice for an upcoming B.A.S.S. tournament in October at Fort Gibson Lake. Since I had never been to Fort Gibson Lake, I thought it would be good to spend the weekend familiarizing myself with the lake and the area surrounding it.
October 18, 2002

Custom Bass Fishing Rods

To the marine or auto mechanic, his tools are his lifeline. Without using quality tools to get the job done, his efforts become futile. In order to succeed in business, he has to depend on those tools to hold up to the pressure of daily, relentless use. For a professional bass angler, his fishing rods are the tools by which he makes his living..