Enormous 19lb Lake Record Rainbow Caught While Trolling A Rapala With 4lb Line

According to the Stockton Record – Richard Bartoni recently reeled in a 19.96 rainbow trout tolling a gold/bronze Rapala crankbait tied to 4lb test on Lake Amador. The lake record-setting rainbow measured 32 inches and had a 22-inch girth. Lake Amador is a small 385 acre in Northern California situated about 30 miles east of the halfway point between Stockton …

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 …

How To Find The Best Fishing Spots In The Phoenix Area

February 12th, 2021: Two weeks ago, the lease for my apartment in Chicago ended; I packed my bags, grabbed one last slice of pizza, and said goodbye to my beloved neighborhood of Bridgeport. Next stop, Phoenix, Arizona. My cousin Charlie lives just outside of the city, and he invited me to crash on his couch for the next month. With …

Canadian Angler Wins 100K Catching Smallmouth While The Competition Went For Largemouth

Canadian angler and smallmouth savant Jeff Gustafson hoisted the big blue B.A.S.S. Elite Series trophy over his head this past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jeff, known as “Gussy” won the second Elite Series event of the season on the famed Tennessee River.  When anglers think of the Tennessee River Valley in March, it’s often about prespawn largemouth bass. This robust …

How To Catch More Panfish From The Bank In The Winter

Cold winter temperatures can make it tough to get out and catch bass, but it makes for a perfect opportunity to hit the bank and catch some panfish. For anglers living near open water during the winter months, bank fishing for slab panfish can be the best way to spend the afternoon. Watch Andrew Nordbye break down baits from a …

5 Early Spring Bass Lures That NEVER Let Me Down

Spring is just around the corner, and to me, that means one thing: BIG. FAT. BASS. After a long winter, I’m patiently waiting for the ability to start slinging baits and ripping lips. I’ve spent hours in the garage this winter stocking, organizing, and tweaking my fishing tackle for the upcoming season. With hundreds of lures to choose from, deciding …