Summer Night Fishing: Catching Bass In The Dark

Summer night fishing provides some of the best bass action during the dog days of summer. Fishing from dusk to dawn offers you a chance to beat the heat and catch plenty of bass because the fish are in a stable pattern in late summer. If you find two or three spots that are holding bass at night, you can …

Swing Head Jig Fishing: Using Wobble Heads To Catch More Bass

The swing head jig is a popular alternative to the common football jig. When throwing a swing head jig, look for the same areas you typically throw a football jig. Often this means around rocks in 5-10 feet of water, but it can be fished all the way up to the bank and down in the deeper rocks too. This …

Panfish Tackle

Panfish Tackle: How To Stock Your Tackle Box Like A Crappie Pro

Buying tackle was simple before tournaments made crappie fishing such a specialized sport. In the old days panfish tackle was a bucket of minnows and a tacklebox full of hooks, sinkers, and bobbers were all you needed to catch crappie. Stocking your tacklebox today has become more complicated because you have to choose from a vast of assortment of designs, …

chatterbait trailers

5 Chatterbait Trailers That Will Catch You More Fish

The chatterbait has been hammering fish  since the first day it stormed onto the scene from Z-Man. There’s no debating it flat out catches fish. Chatterbait trailers, however, have been up for some debate. It seems like just about every angler has a different favorite! Choosing which soft plastic to trail behind your vibrating jig varies depending on the scenario, so …

Baitfish Activity: Boat Placement

Using Baitfish Activity To Find More Fish

Locating baitfish activity is key in the late summer/early fall whether you’re fishing shallow or deep. Baitfish working on top are easy to find, but sometimes you have to rely on your electronics to find the balls of baitfish below the surface. Locating is the tricky part but once you’re dialed in and have an understanding of their habits and …

River Bass

River Bass Fishing: How To Catch Giant Bass In Your Local River

River bass fishing the ugly, chocolate-brown rivers that you thought were best suited for catfish and cane poles can actually be an attractive bass fishery in suburbia. If you have honed your bass fishing skills on lakes, you might need some retraining before fishing for bass on river systems. Adapting To River Bass A valuable lesson in adapting to river …

how to spool a spinning reel

How To Spool A Spinning Reel: A Beginner’s First Steps

Learning how to spool a spinning reel is likely the first thing you’ll need to learn about fishing. Besides a little push-button children’s rod, a spinning rod is more often than not the first thing any angler will use to catch a fish. How To Spool A Spinning Reel Your line is the only thing connecting you, your rod, and …

boat traffic

Catching Bass During Summer Recreational Boat Traffic

Boat wakes pound your boat as cabin cruisers, pontoon boats and jet skis pass by in a never-ending procession.  You’re facing another summer weekend barrage of recreational boat traffic while you vainly attempt to fish your favorite spots. If you’ve been losing battles to the recreational boaters and getting skunked on your summertime outings, don’t surrender or abandon ship. You …

Sabiki Rig

How To Use A Sabiki Rig

A Sabiki Rig is, most usually, one line with a heavy weight attached to the bottom. Above the weight is somewhere between 6 and 10 hooks with a shiny piece of metal attached. The metal sways and swerves in water while the weight is lowered, driving baitfish to strike! The Sabiki Rig is one of the best ways to load …

Early Morning Summer Topwater Tips

Although bass can be caught all day on a topwater, knowing a few morning topwater tips can help lead to more bites. These low light conditions allow the bass to be more active than when the sun is beating down during the middle of the day. In the morning when the sun is first coming out is a great time …