Bass Fishing Tips & Tips For Fishing


We’ve collected all of the hottest fishing tips to help you catch that bass of a lifetime.  Don’t go out fishing for bass without reading through our bass fishing tips section.   Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring pro, we’ve got all the best tips on bass fishing in one place.   Just choose a category or browse by title.  Once you learn these bass fishing techniques, you’ll make all your fishing buddies jealous!  We’ll see on the water!

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Deep Crank Baits

There has been a lot of talk about deep diving crank baits winning several “Tour” tournament in the news lately.  There are several things you can do to enhance and maximize your bass fishing with these baits. First start with a low gear ratio reel, a 4.9 to 1 will allow the bait to reach Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Polarized Sunglasses And Hat

So sight fishing is your game? Are you helping yourself out? The right pair of sunglasses isn’t the whole story, but it’s a darn good start. Good polarized glasses, either the wrap around style or the ones equipped with sides are needed. The reason for the side shields is to prevent light from splashing off Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips


Having one of those days when every other cast is a minor backlash? Here’s a quickie to help make getting the loops out a little easier. Press your thumb against the spool and crank the reel 3 or 4 turns. Make sure your thumb is pressed against the spool firmly. This aligns the loops all Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Graphite Fishing Rods

The biggest killer of graphite rods is impact against a hard object. It may not break in that spot the day it happens but there will be a weak spot at that point. Keep this in mind when stowing rods for travel. If you are keeping them on the deck, strap them flush against the Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Look For Suspended Fish

As a Pro Staff Team Member for Techsonic Industries, (Humminbird/Zercom) I have had the opportunity to use some of the best electronics available to help me locate fish. Many times finding the fish is harder than catching the fish, especially when conditions are such that the bass suspend. I personally don’t know anyone that likes bass suspended well off the bottom. These are nearly impossible to catch, but you can learn to catch other bass by finding suspended bass.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Stick With One Team

Rod, reel and line are one package. They work as a team. Purchasing a “magic” line may throw off your teamwork. Switching any team member affects the entire team’s performance. Once you have the team that works for you- stick with it.

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Fishing Rod Selection Basics

The most accurate casting is accomplished when baitcasting equipment is cast overhand. Baitcasting gear is extremely well suited for “targeted” fishing. On some occasions placing a lure under a boat dock, under over lying limbs or between pontoon boats may be necessary. In this situation skipping a lure is ideal. A spinning outfit is perfect Read More…

Bass Fishing Equipment Tips

Pro Pointer – Safety on the Water

I recently had an incident that caused me to reconsider my views on safety. My wife and I were out for a quite evening of fishing on a local lake. Near the public beach is an area of scattered rock and grass, and we were throwing a few crankbaits and enjoying the evening. While drifting along, we thought we heard someone yelling, “help”! We looked around, saw nothing and continued fishing. We heard it again, and saw a head bopping up and down in the water, well away from the buoyed swimming area but inside the no boat zone. I quickly kicked the trolling on high, and my wife grabbed our throwable from the storage bin. I have the “minimum” legal requirements in my boat – a throw-able, and the required PFD’s per person.