Bass Fishing Articles

April 2, 2002
Bass Fishing Equipment Checklist

Bass Fishing Equipment Checklist

One of the most important features of successful bass fishing is having clean, fully functional fishing tackle and equipment.

Let’s begin with rods and reels. These are your most expensive tools and need to be maintained regularly especially when demanding total performance.

March 31, 2002
Lake Cleanup

Conservation: Their Future In Our Hands

This subject is one that is close to my heart. Whenever I travel around the country or around Long Island, I am amazed by the plethora of beauty and wildlife.

Try to imagine the world without trees, flowers or birds. How would you describe that world to someone who has never seen it?

March 18, 2002
Winter Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing in the Winter

Fishing for bass during the late fall and winter months can be a daunting task.  During the regular season there is identifiable structure to fish. Vegetation in bloom and shaded areas offered by the sun will produce fish during the heat of the day. Winter, however, does not give you any of those visible signs.

March 18, 2002
Lipless Crankbait Fishing Tips

Lipless Crankbaits: Worth A Second Chance

My first introduction to lipless crankbaits, was when I won twenty of them in a raffle on Lake Cayuga in upstate New York.

The following week, I tried in vain to catch fish with this noisy, skinny looking object. What I did catch was wood, weeds and rocks.

January 13, 2002
Professional Bass Angling

So You Want To Turn Pro?

Many people would like to compete on the tournament trails, and would do very well, even win large sums of money. The first thing you have to ask yourself is, "do I have what it takes"? I will try to outline below some of the roadblocks and requirements to answer your questions.
January 13, 2002
Soft Plastic Worms And Creature Baits

Soft Plastic Worms and Creatures

Worm fishing is a technique that every bass angler should know. Like most methods of fishing, some require additional skills like " reading the line". Others require us to use our "sixth sense" to detect those soft or delicate bites from bass. Well welcome to the world of worm fishing, because this is a combination of everything I just mentioned and more!
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 13, 2002
Daniel McGarry Bass Fishing

Going Mental

Over the years I have read a lot about where to fish and what to use, there are many talented Bass anglers that can give advice about a multitude of subjects.  We all owe thanks to fellow anglers, magazines, television shows and various instructional videos.

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.