Bass Fishing Articles

May 18, 2011
Spring Jerkbait Fishing

Spring Time Jerkbait Tactics

With the first couple of warm weather days drawing near here in Illinois that means it’s time for one thing, Pre Spawn bass fishing. Bass have a biological trigger that kicks in and lets them know it’s time to move up from their deep wintering holes and onto points and structure adjacent to spawning pockets and coves.
May 18, 2011
Boat Safety

Bass Boating Essentials

Running a high performance bass boat is a fun way to cover water effectively in a short period of time.  However, in order to enjoy your high performance machine there are a couple of safety pieces that you need in your boat just in case a situation occurs where you  may need it. Life Jackets are the most important necessity to have in the boat.

March 1, 2011
Lipless Crankbait Fishing Tips

Increase Your Catch with Lipless Crankbaits

If you have never thrown an LV Series lure from Lucky Craft then chances are you have missed tons of bass. The LV Series is one of the most productive bait lines on the market.

February 23, 2011
Basic Hook Selection for Finesse Bass Fishing

CAPTAIN HOOK Basic Hook Selection for Finesse Bass Fishing

When I first started fishing about six years ago, I would walk into a tackle shop and be overwhelmed by the incredible variety of hooks that were on display. At the time I was fishing mostly with plastic worms and had little knowledge of the basic hooks and how they were used with different lures and presentations.

February 23, 2011
Rigging Tube Baits

Rigging Tube Baits

Gitzits or tube baits, as they are more commonly known, are without doubt the strangest looking lure ever invented. A truly perfect lure that can be used for flipping, pitching, Carolina rigging, Texas rigging and the list goes on. The Gitzit was invented by Bobby Garland and was made available to the public in 1964.

February 22, 2011
Fall Bass Fishing Tactics

Its Fall and I am Happy

That first cast a smooth underhand pitch with a Pumpkin Big Jig and a brown grub trailer. The bait slides into the water with hardly a splash, slides down the old log, and TIC the line jumps and bait swims to the side you set hard and a fat 5lb bass fish breaks water what a feeling

February 22, 2011
Versatile Bass Fishing

Versatility Key to Success

In today's highly pressured and competitive bass fishing world, you can no longer just master one type of fishing technique or lure. If you do, when the checks are handed out at the end of a long day, your name will not be called. You need to be skilled in as many techniques as you can learn.

February 21, 2011
Jerkbait Fishing Basics 101

Jerkbait Basics

With so many lures available on the market today, it is often a daunting task to decide what is good for a particular situation, time of day, water clarity and temperature. The jerkbait is a lure that can produce quality fish for almost all situations, in both still and moving water.

February 21, 2011
Drop Shot Fishing Tips

Drop Shot Fishing With A Twist

If you've ever fished a drop shot rig, here's a couple modifications that you can make that can help draw fish towards your rig. As I'm sure you know drop shotting allows you to suspend your lure while maintaining contact with the bottom. It’s rigged with the lure tied above the weight so you can shake and twitch your lure while keeping it in the strike zone.