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October 7, 2020
Keitech Shad Impact

Top Water Follow-Up Lure [VIDEO]

Soft plastic jerkbaits like Keitech's Shad Impact are great follow-up baits to use when you're topwater fishing. Try using this technique when you're out fishing when bass are targeting baitfish near the surface and sub-surface.

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March 24, 2016

Top 20 Bass Fishing Tips by Season

>We picked 5 of our favorite bass fishing tips for each season and put them into a guide that's easy to follow.  No matter what time of year it is, you need to be in sync with what bass are doing.  Choosing the right lure, technique or presenation can make or break your day out on the water.

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 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.
July 13, 2016

5 Topwater Baits for Summer

We’ve broken down some of the best Topwater lures into 5 groups that will help you choose the right lure for the right situation.

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.
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.

February 21, 2011
Drop Shot Fishing Tips

Drop Shot Fishing With A Twist

If you've ever fished a drop shot rig, here's a couple modifications that you can make that can help draw fish towards your rig. As I'm sure you know drop shotting allows you to suspend your lure while maintaining contact with the bottom. It’s rigged with the lure tied above the weight so you can shake and twitch your lure while keeping it in the strike zone.

August 21, 2002
Wacky Worming

Wacky Worming

Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig" or "Wacky Rig". The rig that most people look at and say how can that silly little worm catch anything? Well, once again it does not matter what we as the fisherman think looks good, but rather what Mr. Bass thinks that matters.

June 15, 2002
Mud Bug Bass Fishing

The Bug of the Mud

Before Jerry Thompson (Jerry Thompson was synonymous with lunker winner; Jerry was a big fish specialist and when he was hot no amount of weight in a morning weigh-in was enough..

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.

December 19, 2011
Right Bass Fishing Rod & Reel

The Right Bass Fishing Rod and Reel

Choosing the right equipment doesn’t have to be that complicated. I will give you as much information on the three basic setups I think will give you a good start without costing you a fortune. I would suggest going with two bait casters and one spinning rig.