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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?

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.

SEASONAL ARTICLES

June 6, 2016

Tips on Exploring New Waters [VIDEO]

In this video, we explore the southern bays of Lake Ontario and catching some #bruiser Smallmouth and Largemouth bass on big spider jigs. Although we had some local information leading up to our trip, conditions changed and we had to make adjustments. In the end, we had a great time and caught lots of bass over 4 pounds.
May 18, 2011
Spring Jerkbait Fishing

Spring Time Jerkbait Tactics

With the first couple of warm weather days drawing near here in Illinois that means it’s time for one thing, Pre Spawn bass fishing. Bass have a biological trigger that kicks in and lets them know it’s time to move up from their deep wintering holes and onto points and structure adjacent to spawning pockets and coves.
December 19, 2002
Springtime Bass Fishing

Spring Fever

As the days begin getting warmer, spring fever kicks and its time to go bass fishing. With the warmer days and nights, come warmer water temperatures. That equates to the fish moving into shallower water on our local lakes, creeks, rivers and ponds. This is a time when most fish become active again and are easier to catch.

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.

April 25, 2016
Bank Fishing From Bank

Bass Anglers Guide to Bank Fishing

Bank fishing or as some call it shore fishing, is where most of us started out fishing as kids. Today more fishing tips and techniques are targeting anglers who fish from a bass boat, than from the bank. It’s pretty safe to say that not every fishing enthusiast owns a boat, or even knows someone that owns a boat.
March 30, 2016

Controlled Depth Swimbait Tip [VIDEO]

Here's a quick and easy bass fishing tip to help you present your lure to suspended fish. Yeah... it's old school, but that's what makes it work so well.  Were using a Keitech Fat Swing Impact 2.8" on a 1/4 ounce jig head and counting it down to a specific depth to trigger strikes from smallmouth bass that are keying in on open water baitfish.

December 19, 2002
Fippin' Tube Baits

Tubing On The Big Water

We bass angler’s are always looking for new weapons in our ever growing arsenal of tackle. If it is new or different and catches fish, we want one, or two or three…. The tube jig is just such a bait. Although on the market for several years now, tube baits have undergone some changes and are making a big comeback.

February 18, 2011
Bass Rigs With a Twist

Bass Rigs With a Twist

If a new twist is needed to tempt old "Mr. Bass", then try using a spring type fastening device in a rig. These devices will modify lures, redevelop the Texas rig, and provide a new way to fasten trailers. Products discussed in this article, to be used for these purposes, will be TTI's BackBreaker, HitchHiker and Copperhead hook, and Gambler's Florida Rig sinker.

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 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.