Bass Fishing Articles

August 21, 2002
Wacky Worming

Wacky Worming

Over the last three years the most consistant bass fish catcher I have used has been the "Wacky Worm," a.k.a. "Jersey rig" or "Wacky Rig". The rig that most people look at and say how can that silly little worm catch anything? Well, once again it does not matter what we as the fisherman think looks good, but rather what Mr. Bass thinks that matters.

June 15, 2002
Two Men Bass Fishing on a Boat

Spring Has Sprung

Not soon enough, the ice will be melting, the water will start to warm up from a uniform 39 degrees, and it will start to stratify. If you are like me you can't wait to get out and start catching the first bass of the year. I hope this article helps you get started with Spring or post-Winter and pre-spawn bass fishing with success.

June 15, 2002
Mud Bug Bass Fishing

The Bug of the Mud

Before Jerry Thompson (Jerry Thompson was synonymous with lunker winner; Jerry was a big fish specialist and when he was hot no amount of weight in a morning weigh-in was enough..

June 15, 2002
Jig N Craw Bass Fishing

Jigs and Jig Bass Fishing

As everyone knows that has fished with me, I love jigs!!!! Yes, I think that highly of them, and they have rewarded me with lots of bass over the last 10 years. As bass baits go the jig has replaced the plastic worm as my number one go to bait. Jigs are in a family of lures called jump baits, that is they are baits that are worked up and down in the water column.

June 4, 2002
Shallow & Slow

Shallow And Slow

There are times when I want to specialize my spinnerbait presentation in a way that isn't very popular. I like to go shallow and slow. The way I see it, a bass sees dozens of spinnerbaits fly by his face, "ticking the tops of the weeds", looking for the reaction strike in the course of his life. I want my bait to crawl by making a lot of noise to show him something different.

June 4, 2002
Carolina Rigging

The Carolina Rig: In Depth

Sometimes called the idiot rig, something so easy a child could use it, the Carolina-rig is probably the most underrated technique in today's bass fishing arsenal. True, the rig is easy to use, but it becomes more complicated when you expand on its capabilities. Not only is it one of the most productive rigs I have used, it is also the most versatile.

June 4, 2002
Tube Jig Bass Fishing

To Tube, or Not to Tube

When most anglers hear the words tube jig, they think of some clear, rocky, smallmouth infested lake. Yes this is the perfect bait for those conditions, but a tube jig can be used in any type of cover and conditions, to catch some pretty hefty largemouth bass.

May 7, 2002
Early Spring Jig Combo

Early Spring Jig Combo

When early Spring arrives a lot of attention turns to a jig-n-pig combination for bass fish. This has long been a favorite, and rightfully so, as it is a great producer for lunker bass. However, during the last two seasons I’ve found a smaller and slimmer jig combination.

April 18, 2002
Crankbait Fishing Lures

Crankbait Fishing

If you never tried or have had little success using crankbait to catch bass, walleye or any of the pike family; read on, I may convince you to give it a try...

To begin, let’s focus on bass, the largest member of the sunfish family. During certain times of day, bass like to move into deeper water.