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Seasonal Fishing

If you want to become a serious bass angler, you need to understand how changing seasons effect the behavoir of bass.  Winter, spring, summer and fall each hold their own general patterns and being able to quickly identify which seasonal stage the fish are in will make catching them a whole lot easier.  Learn how bass transition from one season to the next and how to follow their movement. 

Post Spawn Bass Fishing

Post-Spawn Fishing Tips

It’s pretty safe to say that the post-spawn is one of the hardest times of year to catch bass, in fact, many anglers feel it can be brutal.  

  Post-spawn begins right after the spawning stage, when the bass leave their spawning beds.  Depending upon where you live the post-spawn stage can vary from February in the south to as late as July way up north. 

Largemouth Bass

The Metabolic Bass

Looking back on my first days of Bass fishing, I can remember how simple my thought process was... choose a lake, bring my favorite rod, favorite lure and try to catch fish. I never considered; time of year, water temperature, weather changes, oxygen levels, water clarity, water depth, pressure changes, location of bait fish and all the other variables that play an important role in Bass fishing. Today, I can't even fish from the shore without trying to assess all of the many variables which effect the feeding habits of bass. It's an ongoing educational course that we'll never graduate from. Bottom line, the more we know and apply, the more productive we will be on the water.

Tackle and Equipment Organization

Things You Should Do in the Winter

Northerners, there's nothing worse than watching the winter weather come rolling through, freezing up the lakes and preventing you from doing what you love, bass fishing. But rather than curse the weather or wish we were moving down south, why not take some time to prepare for next year.
If you are a tournamnet angler, winter is the perfect time to start getting ready for the next season. All other sports have a pre-season, so should bass fishing.  Here are few things that you should do during the bass fishng off season.

Line Watching On The Ice

Line watching has been a great way of detecting strikes in many types of fishing.  It can be tricky at times, and especially when ice fishing with different light conditions.

Straight-line fishing has a couple of detection times.  The early one is when the line is seen to do something different, such as stop as it is going down, moving to the side, or a slight twitch downward and/or upward. 
Tips for Bass Fishing After Ice Out

Ice Out Bass Fishing

Tips for early spring largemouth bass fishing 1 to 4 weeks after a lake thaws out after the winter freeze.  Look for shallow coves or bays that are protected from the wind, with dark bottoms, located in the north, west, or northwest corners of the lake. These Coves and Bays will be the first to warm up, because they receive the most sunlight at this time of year. In these areas insect activity will begin earlier, which will attract baitfish, which in turn, will attract bass.

Fall Back Lunker Bass

Bass fishing in the fall provides some of the best fishing of the year for both numbers and size. If you ask any seasoned angler when the best time to connect with a true giant, many will tell you either during the pre-spawn phase or in the late fall (depending on where they are located). I say late fall because that’s when bass will have gorged themselves in preparation for the upcoming winter, but there’s also another reason which I will explain later in this article.
Springtime Bass Fishing

Spring Fever

As the days begin getting warmer, spring fever kicks and its time to go bass fishing. With the warmer days and nights, come warmer water temperatures. That equates to the fish moving into shallower water on our local lakes, creeks, rivers and ponds. This is a time when most fish become active again and are easier to catch.

Finding Bass When the Ice Melts

Ice out is something that is highly anticipated by the northern anglers.   Many lakes, reservoirs and ponds can freeze solid for several months, keeping you away from catching bass, unless you’re an ice fishermen.  As the end of winter approaches, all we keep saying is “when will the ice finally start to melt?” When the winter continues to linger on the excitement for the ice out builds.   For those of you who didn’t spend your free time during the winter organizing your tackle boxes, cleaning your reels and all

Bass On Spawning Bed

Springtime Bassin’ Is Coming

As daytime temperatures begin reaching the 70's and 80's, the surface water temps also begin to rise. As any "bass minded angler" can tell you, it won't be long until those green creatures of the deep begin their annual migration to the shallows to spawn (lay eggs). It is during this time that most of us dust off our gear and head to our favorite lake. When bass are shallow, they are the easiest to catch.

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.