Seasonal Fishing

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.

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 Tactics and Techniques

Snell It!

By tying a snell knot on a straight shank flipping hook, the hook will be forced into the upper part of the bass fishes mouth instead of the side or lower jaw. This will not only increase your “hook-up” ratio, it will decrease the number of fish you lose.

Fishing Tackle

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.

With its baitfish looking design and extremely loud rattles the LV Series lures can call bass from the depths of any lake. LV which stands for “Lipless Vibrator” is an understatement.

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Spinner Baits

My favorite bait would have to be the spinner bait. A spinner bait can be used in several different ways according to the speed you use and the way you hold your rod. I can speed up the bait for top water fishing or slow it down for deeper fishing. My favorite color is the Read More…

Bass Fishing Tackle Tips

Stay Hooked Up

We all have lost fish on hardbaits like crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwaters. The fish seem to get leverage with these baits and can throw them with ease, at times. I’ve found that by adding a split ring between the hook and the already existing ring reduces this leverage, thus putting more fish in the livewell.

Seasonal Fishing

It’s Fall and I’m 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”.

You knew he’d be there, that nice piece of wood on the point next to the creek channel. You continue up the creek channel crankin’ a shallow Speed Trap not twenty yard and another bass, then another and about five fish later you’re at the back of the cove.

Tactics & Techniques

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. The drop shot rig can be extremely effective at times. Most anglers I know stick with the traditional drop shot rig, but here’s something a bit different that might give you that fishing advantage you’ve been looking for.

Tactics & Techniques

Bass Fishing Guides Can Help

Have you ever been a guided bass fishing trip? If you haven’t, you might be missing out on some of the best fishing around the country. While the rest of us are holding down the typical 9 to 5 job, these guys are on the water almost every day… they have to… because it’s their job.

Now before you head out and book a trip, take some time and do your research. When selecting a guide, ask for references and make sure to contact them and find out how they liked their fishing experience. Not all guides were created equal and some should seek another line of work.

Tactics & Techniques

PART 1 – Yoga with a Casting Rod

Yoga – Spiritual and physical exercises to encourage health and well-being. A Hindu discipline aimed at achieving a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility.

When I’m out on the lake, I usually fish as if I’m practicing for a tournament. I do this not because I’m practicing or want to be competitive, but because I want to be as efficient as possible. I don’t get out on the water as much as I would like anymore, so when I am out fishing, I have to find them and dial the pattern in as fast as possible.