Here’s a full review of the new Connect Scale and Bluetooth connected fishing app. You can manage and cull up to a 10 fish limit with the Connect Scale culling system. Not only does it weigh the fish, it will capture weight, photo, location, air temp automatically and allows you to enter other important details about each catch that can be stored and shared via Facebook and Twitter.
Bass fishing during the post-spawn is a great time to “walk the dog” using topwater baits such as an XPS Slim Dog, Zara Spook, Lucky Craft Sammy, etc. Here’s a quick video that teaches you the basics of walking the dog with a few helpful tips and tricks that you can use the next time you are out fishing for bass in the post-spawn period. It’s a great technique that everyone should learn.
Exploring a new body of water and figuring out what the bass are keying in on forces you to become a more versatile angler. We all have our favorite fishing holes, but it’s important to challenge yourself and step out of our comfort zone by getting out on unfamiliar waters.
Here’s three tips on approaching new water:
1) Do a little research and try to find out the conditions leading up to your arrival. Air temps, wind speed and directions, water temps, best tactics, etc. Having some local info before you head out is extremely useful.
2) Pay attention to subtle details and changes in the weather and conditions. This will help you adapt when things change. Use the local info you gathered only as a starting point to work from.
3) Fish your strengths first. If you can catch bass doing something you have confidence in, you’ll enjoy the day much more. Save the new techniques for trial on waters that you already know well.
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. For those anglers shore fishing is the best option. In our bank fishing guide, we’ve outlined some key factors that will help you get the most out of your next fishing trip.
In the early spring on natural lakes and ponds, cold fronts can push largemouth bass into very predictable places. In this video we share tips for catching post frontal bass under blue bird skies with a Keitech Model 1 Jig. When water temps are still in the 40-50 degrees range, and you have clumps of grass and matted vegitation can be the ticket in shallower coves, pockets and ponds.
I don’t know about you, but my favorite fishing buddy is my dog. He keeps my secret fishing spots “secret” and he never cast over me… ever! Let’s face it, our pets are family and no wants to leave them home alone. That being said, not all pets enjoy boats and the water. Most dogs love that feeling of wind blowing in their faces and the stimulation of being outdoors. Who would’ve thought? These days my old boy isn’t too crazy about the water, but we’ve had some great days on the water together.
It can be challenging to know what bass fish want. Sometimes it’s the little details that can make all the difference. Pay attention to how the bass are reacting to your lure movements… sometimes they don’t even want it to move.