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5 Ways To Finesse Fish In The Grass

When you think of grass fishing, it’s only natural to conjure images of classic power techniques like frogging, punching, and swimming a jig. There’s a reason for that, as those techniques produce some of the most exciting, visual strikes you can get – and they flat out put fish in the boat. As fun as it is to power fishing …

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Schooling Bass – Where To Look And How To Catch Them

As the days shorten and water temperatures drop, baitfish start to clump together in bigger and bigger schools. As the schools get bigger, they tend to attract more and more bass. As more and more bass move into specific locations, they’re feeding and competitive instincts kick into overdrive. Eventually these interactions will cause the bass to erupt into a feeding …

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The 10 Stages Of Catching Your First Fish

Whether it was as a toddler, teenager, or adult, we were all beginners at some point. Even the professionals had to start somewhere, and that first day out on the water takes us through a lot of different feelings. It’s the high’s and low’s that made us fall in love with the sport and keep us coming back every time. …

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3 Tips To Prevent Losing Fish

Whether you’re a seasoned tournament angler or a novice just learning the ropes, you’ve probably experienced the agony that is losing a good fish. One minute you’re surging with excitement, and the next you’re left with an empty feeling in the pit of your stomach. Although lost fish are in some ways just the part of the cost of doing …

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10 Scary Pictures of Ugly Fish

Fishing isn’t always associated with Halloween or being scary, and for good reason. About the only time you can’t sleep at night over fishing is when you let a big one get away and can’t understand how it happened. But out of fear? There’s not all that much scary stuff going on. Your typical bass lake might have a hornet’s …

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Fishing Current: Do’s and Don’ts

For fish that live in river systems, the current might as well be their lifeblood. It cools and oxygenates the water, it continuously brings them food, and it forms their cover by eroding banks, depositing sandbars, and causing woody debris to fall into the river. Because river fish are so reliant on the current, it’s something anglers must account for …

3 Reasons Why The Drop Shot Works So Well (In Clear Water)

Once a tightly held secret of western anglers, the drop shot has revolutionized bass fishing in clear water. It’s so effective at generating strikes from clear water bass that any time there’s a major tournament on a clear water impoundment – you can bet someone in the top 5 will be predominantly drop shotting. As a result, there’s been a …

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How to Choose The Right Crankbait

Throwing crankbaits is one of the most effective ways to catch bass throughout the year. They catch numbers of bass, they catch big bass, and they do it under almost any conditions. Their effectiveness is tied to the fact that crankbaits can imitate almost anything a bass feeds on – making them a good option whether the bass are feeding …

Ned Rig Fishing Tips: How To Fish The Ned Rig

The”Ned Rig” (AKA the”Midwest finesse rig”), has taken the bass world by storm. In many parts of the country, it’s rapidly become a go-to presentation for anglers fishing tough conditions or pressured waters. The Ned Rig excels when it gets tough because it has a small profile, a subtle action, and can be used to mimic a number of bass …