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.
Want to learn the latest bass fishing techniques? Our articles will help you understand when to choose the right fishing tactics and techniques for the every fishing situation. Whether you are fishing for bass from a dock, in a small pond or on a big lake with your bass boat, our fishing articles will help you catch more and bigger bass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s our complete guide to mastering the 6 most important techniques for targeting bass you’ll ever learn. We break down each technique with supporting tips and videos to help you learn what really makes a difference on the water.
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.
In the heat of the summer in many parts of the country, bass fishing during the day time can be brutal. With air temperatures that can rise well past the 100 degrees mark in the shade, it doesn’t make for a good time on the water. In many lakes, ponds and even rivers, most bass have made transitions towards deeper and cooler water. Fishing offshore structures put us, the angler right out in the middle on the lake with no protection from direct sunlight. During these times, I have found night fishing to be a great alternative to battling the scorching sun.