swimbait size tips

Swimbait Size: How To Choose The Best Swimbait

Despite being only 10 years removed from their earliest use by dedicated western big-bass chasers, swimbaits are now fully integrated into the mainstream basser’s arsenal. That’s not by mistake either – swimbaits are absolute bass killers under from coast to coast, and are versatile enough to be fished in darn near any conditions imaginable and in any swimbait size. Because …

bass fishing central park

Watch Mike Iaconelli Catch Bass In Central Park!

Did you know there are places to fish for bass in Central Park? Most people associate fishing with a day out on the lake, where you can be out in nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. That is not always the case. Some big cities offer amazing fishing right in the shadows of financial district …

muddy water fishing

3 Great Lures For Fishing In Muddy Water

Spring runoff, and thus fishing in muddy water, is a necessary part of the hydro-logic cycle. It recharges aquifers, raises water levels, and provides the nutrients necessary for productive fisheries. It also creates some tough fishing conditions – as high sediment loads muddy up the water making it extremely difficult for bass to track your baits. In today’s fast paced …

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Learn How To Rig A Drop Shot In 2 Minutes

  How to Rig a Drop Shot Learning how to rig a drop shot can be a bit scary to some anglers. What size hooks? What type of line? Which soft plastic should I use? But drop shotting isn’t nearly as hard as some fisherman make it out to be. If you take the time to rig it up, you can catch …

jig fishing

Jig Fishing 101: When To Use 6 Types Of Jigs

The skirted jig has earned its place in the pantheon of jig fishing and bass lures through countless tournament wins and big bass awards. They are flat-out deadly and one of the few baits you can fish from early spring through late fall, in clear water as well as muddy, and in a foot of water just as easily as 40. …

alberto knot

When, Where, And How: Alberto Knot 101

The Alberto Knot is the preferred knot for an increasingly popular technique in bass fishing: Tying fluorocarbon leader to a spool of braid. This technique is gaining steam for anglers looking to have maximum action braid on the line, but present to a fish with nearly invisible fluorocarbon. The one deterring factor in using a braid/fluro combination is having to …

early season lake

7 Fishing Tips For Early Season Success

The late winter/early spring period is known for being feast or famine. On the plus side, the bass are hungry and at their heaviest – and on the negative side, the conditions change quickly and can be downright brutal. One day you’ll feel like a hero, and the next day you’ll come of the water with your tail between your …

reading shade for bass

Tips For Reading Shade To Catch More Bass

Shade is one of the most underrated aspects in bass fishing. Although they are often one of the top predators in their environments, bass are also extremely wary of predators, so shade works like a comforting blanket – obscuring them from the view of herons, ospreys, and other natural bass-eaters. For this reason, reading shade should always be considered when …

grandpa catches bass with his bare hands

Grandpa Catches Huge Bass With His Bare Hands

“Back in my day, we didn’t need your fancy ‘baits’ or ‘hooks’” WOW. What a power move from the old man to show these millennials how to really catch a fish. I know a guy who wears a life jacket when he throws his fish finder in the water and only when it’s at least 75 degrees outside. Topwaters are …