Bass Hack: Why Red Lures CRUSH In The Spring

Some of best spring bass lures are crankbaits in crawfish colors such as brown and orange for bass in the spring because bass forage heavily on crustaceans during the season. I know red lipless crankbaits produced bass in the grass lakes of the South during the spring, but I never really tried them on my home waters of Lake of …

All You Need To Know About Bass Fishing In The Wind

Wind can be beneficial or destructive when blowing across the land. A steady wind is good for turning windmills that generate power. A cool breeze provides relief from the heat of summer, but gales from a tornado or hurricane wreak devastation. Wind can also be beneficial or prohibitive for anglers depending on the time of year and the body of …

Ever Wonder Why Fish Bite Your Jig On The Fall?

A lure falling through the water column mimics the natural actions of prey that triggers predatory fish into biting. The falling lure can imitate a dying shad sinking to the bottom or a minnow diving to the bottom to feed or a crawfish slowly descending at the end of its hop out of the rocks or a sinking worm flushed …

5 Early Spring Bass Baits 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 jacked up 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 baits to choose from, deciding what to tie …

Rub-A-Dub-Dub Winter Bass LOVE Grubs

The versatility of a plastic grub makes it an ideal lure for presenting horizontally or vertically to wintertime bass in clear waters. A twin-tail plastic grub attached to a 3/8- or 1/2-ounce standup jighead is my favorite lure to drag in ultra-clear water for bottom-hugging bass. If the water is stained, I prefer a bulkier bait so I attach the …

Why Are There So Many More Black And Blue Jigs Than Crankbaits?

Black and blue is one of the best color combinations for a bass jig, but the color combo has never really caught on with lure manufacturers of crankbaits. However, I have discovered the touring pros have been using all black or black-and-blue crankbaits to catch bass in certain situations throughout the years. The late great pro bass angler Guido Hibdon …

2 Late Winter Bass Lures You NEED To Be Fishing

A bass’ metabolism slows way down in the winter, so the fish can go a few days without eating if it gulps down one big baitfish. As winter progresses and the water gets colder, big baitfish are hardy enough to survive the cold water, but smaller baitfish such as threadfin shad and young gizzard shad start succumbing to the frigid …

The Best 3 Ways To Catch Bass Using Soft Swimbaits

Throwing swimbaits for bass is an easy way to present your bait from top to bottom in clear water if it is rigged correctly. The beauty of a paddletail swimbait is that it can be rigged different ways to make it fall vertically with its head down or swim horizontally. It can also be rigged weedless for fishing around cover …