How To Catch More Fish In A Crowd (Tips For Pressured Water)

When a crowd of anglers surrounds you, patience and awareness become keys to a successful day on the water. Heavy pressure from big-money tournaments, season openers, or spawning runs can lead to combat fishing when anglers are lined up shoulder-to-shoulder along the bank or gunwale-to-gunwale in boats. I usually try to avoid fishing in a crowd, but I have encountered …

Chatterbait Fishing Tips: How To Fish Every Z-Man ChatterBait

The Z-Man ChatterBait has become one of the most popular bass lures on the market and has accounted for multiple professional bass tournament wins. The ChatterBait family includes many different versions, with the Original, Elite, and Jack Hammer being the three most popular. All of the different versions of the ChatterBait include the same characteristics, a hex-shaped blade that generates …

The Palomar Knot: A Simple Fishing Knot Every Angler Needs To Know

The Palomar knot is one of the easiest, strongest, and most versatile fishing lines an angler can tie. The Palomar knot works with monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braided fishing lines along with ropes, shoelaces, twine, cord, or whatever else people tie into knots. While it will take a little practice, most anglers can tie this knot in under 30 seconds once …

How To Catch More Bass In Every Season: Largemouth All Year Long

While the daily feeding habits of largemouth bass are pretty unpredictable, the seasonal patterns bass follow are more of a certainty. Weather fronts, rising and falling water levels and other factors can alter a bass’ daily feeding habits, but year in and year out the fish will follow the same seasonal patterns on your favorite fishery unless the bass’ habitat …

5 Easy Bass Fishing Rigs Every Angler Should Know

In right around 13 minutes, Bassin Bill Mathews breaks down 5 of his favorite bass rigs for fishing throughout the year. Each rig features a unique set-up and application helping them stand apart in specific situations. One bait might work around shallow grass, while another is better suited for dragging over deep rockpiles. Bill covers it all, while providing an easy …

The Sound Of Crankbaits: One Knockers Vs The Traditional Lipless

By John Neporadny Traditional lipless crankbaits were movers and shakers that produced a rattling invitation to bass but some newer versions now come knocking for bass.  The addition of another sound for lipless crankbaits has increased the lure’s versatility. Once considered the top lure for ripping through vegetation in the spring, the lipless crankbait can be just as effective in many …