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Crankbait Fishing TIps
Fishing Tackle

Top 10 Crankbait Bass Fishing Tips

Here’s a simple to follow 10 step guide to understanding crankbaits for bass. Let’s face it, when it comes to crankbaits, there are a lot of variables. So, we’ve layed out the 10 most important tips you need to understand to become a better crankbait fisherman.

 

Seasonal Fishing

Prespawn Cold Front Bass [VIDEO]

In the early spring on natural lakes and ponds, cold fronts can push largemouth bass into very predictable places.  In this video we share tips for catching post frontal bass under blue bird skies with a Keitech Model 1 Jig.  When water temps are still in the 40-50 degrees range, and you have clumps of grass and matted vegitation can be the ticket in shallower coves, pockets and ponds.

Tactics & Techniques

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.

Fishing Tackle

Crankbait Fishing Tips [VIDEO]

We all know that you can fish a crankbait fast, but the best crankbait fishing tip I ever learned is how you can slow it down and get it to come through cover and trigger strikes from big bass.  In this video we teach you the subtle details that make this tip so effective.  Making contact with the structure you are fishing is critcal when it comes to crankbait fishing.  Once you learn how to finesse a crankbait through cover, the rest will come easy. 

Seasonal Fishing

Top 20 Bass Fishing Tips by Season

We picked 5 of our favorite bass fishing tips for each season and put them into a guide that’s easy to follow.  No matter what time of year it is, you need to be in sync with what bass are doing.  Choosing the right lure, technique or presenation can make or break your day out on the water.  Whether it’s knowing how to use your electronics to catch bass suspended in the water column or applying some simple old school tips and tricks, there’s something in our guide that can help everyone find the big ones.

Fishing Tackle

How to Spool a Spinning Reel [VIDEO]

There’s more to spooling up a spinning reel that you might think.  You need to be concerned about line twist, spool tension, etc. We’ve put together a simple video tutorial that will teach you how to put line on a spinning reel along with some tips and tricks that will make the process easier for anyone who struggles with this task.  Make sure you have some clippers or small pair of scissors handy for this task.

Tournament Fishing

Pattern Fishing ABCs

If you’re a tournament angler, by now you’ve probably heard a lot about establishing a pattern when you’re on the water. On any given day, there can be one or more patterns that are going on and the anglers who can identify the most productive pattern can usually be found on top of the leader board at the end of the day.

When you think about multi-day tournaments or even one day events with multiple days of practice, it is important to identify more than one pattern. Why? So you have something to fall back on as conditions change, or as you burn through your fish. Think of it as learning your ABCs… only now it’s pattern “A”, pattern “B” and pattern “C”.

Boating

Tips For Boating with Your Pets

I don’t know about you, but my favorite fishing buddy is my dog.  He keeps my secret fishing spots “secret” and he never cast over me… ever!  Let’s face it, our pets are family and no wants to leave them home alone.  That being said, not all pets enjoy boats and the water.  Most dogs love that feeling of wind blowing in their faces and the stimulation of being outdoors.  Who would’ve thought?  These days my old boy isn’t too crazy about the water, but we’ve had some great days on the water together.