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Tactics & Techniques

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.

Bank Fishing From Bank

Bass Angler’s Guide to Bank Fishing

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.

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.

The Top 6 Bass Fishing Techniques

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.

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Changing Lure Speed is Key [VIDEO]

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.

Night Time Bass Fishing

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.

Ish Monroe’s Tips for Co-Anglers [VIDEO]

BASS Pro Ish Monroe shares his advise for a anglers fishing from the back of a boat. More Bass Fishing Videos
Swamp Fishing For Bass

Swamp Bass Fishing

Man made swamps, every county has a few. Rivers and streams that have been dammed in one spot or another; creating a pool of water for industry, drinking or even recreation. These areas area usually shallow with a deeper spot by the dam, when I say deeper, I mean only around 5 to 6 feet. Fish such as Largemouth Bass love these areas, and some of the swamps can produce pretty sizeable fish. The trick is finding which one to fish and what lures to throw to entice them to bite.

New Bass Fishing Techniques

The New Technique Hump

 

So you spent the weekend reading about an interesting new fishing technique that’s all the rave on the bass fishing tournament trail. You go to your local tackle shop, pick up all the components necessary, call your buddy and head out on the lake. Your friend decides to stick with the technique that he’s used to, while you rig up the new one and begin to try to fish it.

Bass Feeding Zones

Locating Bass In Key Feeding Zones

Want to learn how to quickly pin point the most productive feeding zone while fishing for bass? If you can master this one tactic, you will consistently catch more bass. One of the most important factors you can determine is if bass are looking for a “vertical” or “horizontal” presentation? When you can identify this one piece of the puzzle quickly, the rest will fall into place easier.

Weedless Frog Tactics

 

Summertime on the Mississippi river means one thing, weedless frogs.  Lily pads, eel grass and any  other submerged vegetation that line the ox bows , chutes and channels on the Mississippi river are stocked full of bass.