Ask An Angler: How Old Is A Five-pound Bass?

Weighing a largemouth bass with a fish scale makes it easy to determine the weight of your catch but figuring out how old that bass is more of a challenge. The growth rate of bass is a complex process influenced by various factors from one section of the country to another. Some experts claim the caloric content of bass forage is …

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 …