If you are like me, ready to embark on hunting season now that it feels more like hunting season, you need to remember to take care of your boats and watercraft before it gets much colder. Even if you plan on using your fishing boat during the winter, there are a few things you need Read More…
If you’ve never taken your child out fishing, you’re missing out on something truly special. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when taking the kids out fun fishing. It’s important to plan ahead, prepare for the highs and the lows, and always set a time limit… kids may not enjoy staying out Read More…
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.
In this video, Brendan C. shows you how to rig soft plastics on a Shaky Head Jig and teaches you the basics of Shaky Head Fishing. When fishing gets tough, a Straight Tail Worm rigged on a Shaky Head Jig is a great option to help you put some bass in the boat. The Shaky Head Rig is a must have if you’re fishing as a non-boating or co-angler. Its subtle stand up quivering action makes this finesse technique one of the best for finicky bass.
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. In golf, it’s important to choose the right club for the shot and the same holds true for bass fishing. You need to choose the right lure for the situation.
Drop shotting in the post spawn is a great way to catch bass that are around blue gill beds or guarding fry. It also makes for a great follow up bait when you’re fishing topwater lures shallow. Here’s some drop shot fishing tips that will help you make the right presentation at this time of year. We also tested out the brand new Keitech Leech, a killer 3″ drop shot bait that can be rigged two different ways.
When it comes to topwater baits for bass, it’s hard to beat a popper… and if you can make your popper spit water, instead of making a big bubble, you’re taking this bait to the next level. This one simple modification can greatly increase your success with a popper. Give it a try, I think you’ll be happy with the results.
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.