The 5 Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Arizona

Arizona is known for desert scenery, cactus, and scorching summers, and pleasant winter weather. Even though it is in the middle of the desert, there are quite a few options for the bass angler to catch fish. Arizona has great bass fishing and surprising diversity with smallmouth and largemouth options and a variety of different fisheries. `1) Lake Mohave Sharing …

Ask An Angler: Why Do Fish Jump Out Of The Water?

Watching a fish jump and shake off your lure is one of the most frustrating experiences in fishing. What the heck made that fish jump like that? Certain species such as bass, musky, pike, and trout are jumpers.  I have occasionally seen hooked crappie jump and the Doobie Brothers have sung about jumping catfish although I have never caught a …

Everything You Need To Know About Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass were once considered just a northern relative of the black bass family. Now smallmouth bass fishing is now an All-American gamefish pursuit. Smallmouth bass live in many habitats ranging from cool waters of rivers and streams to deep reservoirs and crystal-clear natural lakes. You can find smallmouth bass in waterways either above or below the Mason-Dixon Line. Many …

Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

During the Spring season, bass are feeding heavily at nearly every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Moving lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits produce most of the time, but when the water temperature lingers below 60 degrees and during cold-front situations later in the spring, bass prefer slower presentations. While soft plastics or jigs …

Prespawn Bass Fishing Tips: Catch Bass While They’re Staging

Daylight hours lengthen and the water begins to warm as winter gradually turns into spring. It’s prespawn bass fishing time. During this seasonal transition, bass emerge from their wintertime haunts in search of a spawning site. However, moody early spring weather with its barrage of warm and cold fronts prevent bass from immediately building nests in the shallows. While awaiting …

Fishing Structure: 3 Tips For Targeting Offshore Bass

Fishing offshore for bass usually requires a boat, mapping, and good electronics in order to get dialed in on bass hangouts far from the bank. Bass anglers relying on their electronics have found the secret ledges, drops, and humps that produced heavyweight stringers for a handful of offshore experts. Since most of their secret spots have been revealed, savvy open-water specialists try other tricks to …

Bass Fishing After The Rain: How To Target Post Frontal Bass

Bass fishing after the rain comes through can be tough so knowing a few helpful tips to will go a long way. A heavy dose of rain rejuvenates everything on land and water. Whether it’s the tomatoes withering in your backyard garden or bass languishing in stagnant backwaters, a downpour of H2O provides relief and sustenance for every living organism. …

3 Tips For Fishing Rocky Bottom Bass

Bass really liken to rock to find warmer water during the winter and in early spring. When the sun is shining, a rocky bottom absorbs the heat from the sun’s rays and warms the water above. The rocks continue to keep the water a few degrees warmer even on cloudy days so bass flock to these natural heaters.  As the …