Northern And Southern Smallmouth Bass – Is There A Difference?

The spread of bass tournaments into Northern waters has exposed more anglers to smallmouth bass on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Throughout the years tournament competitors from the North and South have noticed differences in the habits of Northern and Southern smallmouth. They also have discovered techniques for catching bronze backs differ from the North to the South. Here’s …

4 Bass Fishing Lures For The Late Late Fall

The same productive lures you threw throughout early fall and mid-autumn will continue to trigger bites by late fall as long as you slow down your presentation.  As the water temperature continues to drop by late fall, baitfish start moving out of the shallows to deeper water and bass start losing some of their aggressiveness. While just about any lure …

How You Should Really Be Fishing A Jerkbait

Most bass anglers agree that suspended bass are the hardest to catch, but there is a solution to catching these fish. Bass suspend most often from early winter to early spring and late summer through early fall. One surefire way to keep a lure in a bass’ strike zone and tempt the fish into biting is to throw a suspending …

Northern Strain Bass Vs. Florida Strain Bass: What’s The Difference?

In many ways, largemouth bass are alike whether the fish live north or south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Trying to identify a Northern-strain largemouth and the Florida-strain largemouth that frequent waters throughout the Southern states is almost impossible due to cross-breeding. The only way to truly identify each species is by advanced genetic analysis. However, there are some variances between …

When And Where To Throw The Googan Squad Jigs

A jig has to rank as one of the most versatile lures in a bass angler’s tackle box. You can cast, pitch, flip, skip, swim, shake or crawl a jig to coax bass into biting depending on the mood of the fish. Today’s jigs come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors, so deciding which jig to use becomes …

The Googan Squad Filthy Frog Catches Slop Mondos

The Googan Squad Filthy Frog is a lunker hunter ready to rip some lips! Skitter the lure over matted vegetation or clusters of lily pads and watch the water explode when a bass inhales it. Fishing The Filthy Frog In 5 Simple Steps A hollow-body frog ranks as one of the best topwater lures for fishing in weeds because unlike …

7+ Pound Smallmouth Caught Downtown Chicago (Breaks State Record)

The Illinois State Record Bass has been broken! a 7-pound-3-ounce smallmouth bass was caught by Joe Capaulupo downtown Chicago. Joe, an avid urban angler, was throwing, his tried and true set up – The Ned Rig at around 10:30 pm on October 14th. Alongside his two fishing buddies, Joe was fishing near one of Chicago’s busiest tourist attractions, Buckingham Fountain. …