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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.
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.

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 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.
August 5, 2016

Shaky Head Jig Fishing [VIDEO]

finesse fishing, Shaky Head, Shaky Head Jig Fishing, Shaky Head Worm
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.
February 19, 2011
The Complete Guide to Drop Shot Fishing

The Complete Guide to Drop Shot Fishing

This step by step instructional guide will break down the different components that are used to make a drop shot rig and explain why, when and where you would use them. The drop shot is a rig that every bass fisherman should know how to tie and fish. It is truly one of the greatest fishing techniques ever invented.

April 18, 2002
Crankbait Fishing Lures

Crankbait Fishing

If you never tried or have had little success using crankbait to catch bass, walleye or any of the pike family; read on, I may convince you to give it a try...

To begin, let’s focus on bass, the largest member of the sunfish family. During certain times of day, bass like to move into deeper water.

June 15, 2002
Jig N Craw Bass Fishing

Jigs and Jig Bass Fishing

As everyone knows that has fished with me, I love jigs!!!! Yes, I think that highly of them, and they have rewarded me with lots of bass over the last 10 years. As bass baits go the jig has replaced the plastic worm as my number one go to bait. Jigs are in a family of lures called jump baits, that is they are baits that are worked up and down in the water column.

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.

October 27, 2011
Beginner Rod Selection

Basic Fishing Rod Selection for Beginners

Shimano, Daiwa, Bass pro shops, the rod manufactures are endless. So how do you pick the right rod for you, the consumer?  Here is the biggest key to rod buying, “Get something that is comfortable for you, the individual“.  Just because Kevin Van Dam uses a certain manufacture’s rods doesn’t mean that those rods will work for you.  It basically comes down to experimentation and finding out what’s comfortable in your hands.