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May 8, 2020
Summer Schooling Bass

Summer Schooling

While most youngsters are enjoying school being out for the summer, there is another type of school going on, summer school. I don’t mean your traditional classroom education type of summer school, I am talking about summertime schools of sand bass fish and hybrids. The action is fast and fun. Richland-Chambers reservoir is loaded with sand bass and an abundant supply of food for them to eat, shad.
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.

August 17, 2016

Summer Smallmouth Bass [VIDEO]

Locating Smallmouth Bass around structure is a key for summertime fishing, but don't overlook those fish that are lurking in open water around major structures like humps and points.  In this video, Brendan C. shows you a different way to approach bass around open water structure.

February 16, 2011

Summertime Bassin on Richland Chambers Reservoir

Although mild in nature compared to last years scorcher, summertime is upon us here in North Central Texas. We have yet to see the thermometer blast through the 100-degree mark, even though it has been close a time or two. The days are long and hot, but the fish don't seem to mind too much. Several local anglers continue to catch fish, despite the uncomfortable summertime conditions.

May 7, 2020
Learn the Basics of Pitching and Skipping

Learn the Basics of Pitching and Skipping [VIDEO]

Here's a tutorial on pitching and skipping with a baitcasting reel. Also, find out what Pitchskipping is and how it works.  See why these techniques can get bass to strike.  

 

February 20, 2011
Yoga with a Casting Rod

PART 1: Yoga with a Casting Rod

Yoga - Spiritual and physical exercises to encourage health and well-being. A Hindu discipline aimed at achieving a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. When I’m out on the lake, I usually fish as if I’m practicing for a tournament. I do this not because I’m practicing or want to be competitive, but because I want to be as efficient as possible.

January 13, 2002
Fishing Docks In A Cove

Full Contact Fishing

Full contact fishing you ask? Could this be a new form of “extreme fishing requiring pads and a crash helmet? In a word, no.  However, for many it may be a style of fishing that is very unfamiliar, and in some cases may even seem foolish. The basis of full contact fishing lies in the fact that instead of fishing in and around cover and structure…you fish on it.

October 18, 2002
Lipless Crankbait Lures

Trapping A Bass

In our ongoing quest to find new and improved ways to catch more bass fish, sometimes the answer is right before our very eyes. So often the most effective means of boating more fish is so simple, we simply overlook it. Chances are it is right in front of you, but you don’t see it.

March 18, 2002
Lipless Crankbait Fishing Tips

Lipless Crankbaits: Worth A Second Chance

My first introduction to lipless crankbaits, was when I won twenty of them in a raffle on Lake Cayuga in upstate New York.

The following week, I tried in vain to catch fish with this noisy, skinny looking object. What I did catch was wood, weeds and rocks.

December 22, 2001

Why Polarized Sunglasses?

Polorized sunglasses?  Chances are, every serious fisher-person south of Canada either owns or has heard of these miracle shades that let you see into the water. Polarized sunglasses have become more of a phenomenon, than just a way to block out the sun.

October 7, 2011
Humminbird Side Imaging Tips

Side Imaging Tips Tutorial

Basic settings for performance - Humminbird 1198 - 1197 - 998 - 997SI and 797SI 

First the Side Imaging does not even compare to the 2D versions of the Lowrance units or even any other units. On the 997SI and the 797 SI units, there are few things you need to look at. With SI units we are looking to the side and these settings are totally different, but here is what we are going to look at on these units.


BASS FISHING TIPS