Tactics & Techniques

January 13, 2002
Fishing Docks In A Cove

Full Contact Fishing

Full contact fishing you ask? Could this be a new form of “extreme fishing requiring pads and a crash helmet? In a word, no.  However, for many it may be a style of fishing that is very unfamiliar, and in some cases may even seem foolish. The basis of full contact fishing lies in the fact that instead of fishing in and around cover and structure…you fish on it.

January 13, 2002
Bass Fishing Slump

Slump

One of the biggest lures of bass fishing is the competitive nature of the sport. At any level, it's competing against the fish on an afternoon out, your buddy on a Saturday morning or in the structured setting of a professional tournament, it is competition in a pure form. This fact causes us to occasionally encounter the malady that every competitor, in every sport has to face "The Slump."

January 12, 2002
Brendan Cucinello Bass Fishing

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Time and time again, I have watched fishermen approach the bank moving from one piece of cover to the next. They rarely attempt a cast into the middle or even approach a prime piece of cover, perhaps making a few casts around the outside edge, and occasionally take a fish. They never even make one cast into the very back of the cover.

January 12, 2002
Big Lures vs Small Lures

Is Bigger Always Better?

I'm pretty much willing to bet that nearly every angler reading this article, at one point or another, has heard the cliché "Bigger baits catch bigger fish". But does this hold true in every situation? As a Long Island angler, I seriously doubt it! Time to face facts, bigger isn't always better. So with that in mind, we ask ourselves, what are we left with?