How To Catch, Clean, And Cook White Bass (Blade Bait Bite)

Often overlooked and usually underappreciated, the white bass catches a bad wrap. While they won’t earn your points at bass tournaments, and most panfish anglers don’t specifically target them, white bass fight hard and taste delicious. They also aren’t necessarily picky eaters, meaning new and experienced anglers can find success using a myriad of baits, including swimbaits, small crankbaits, inline …

This Potential World Record Sunfish Is Bigger Than Every Panfish You’ve Ever Seen

Thomas Farchione of Wisconsin brought a potential world record redear sunfish with this 6.3-pounder that measured 17-inches long and 20-inches around. Thomas took a road trip down to the famed Lake Havasu, the same place where the standing world record sunfish was caught. Thomas was fishing a drop shot rig tipped with a nightcrawler. This method is common for anglers …

How To Catch Bluegill This Spring

Spring is the best time of the year to get out on the water. The weather is phenomenal, flowers are blooming, and critters of all persuasion are following cupid’s arrow to create the next generation of deer, birds, and fish. From a fishing perspective, spring fish are usually hungry, aggressive, and shallow – which makes catching them easier and more …

California’s Biggest Crappie: Bass Angler Sets A New Record While Fishing On Clear Lake

David Burruss, owner of Clear Lake Outdoors in Lakeport, California, just broke the state record crappie when he reeled in 4.33-pound black crappie out of the Northern California’s fishing crown jewel, Clear Lake. The Lake Country Record-Bee reported that David was bass fishing with a 4-inch soft plastic swimbait when the record-setting crappie swiped his lure.  Clear lake receives an incredible amount of fishing pressure and …

7 Panfish Lures You Can Rely On All Year

Live bait is best for producing panfish year-round, but there are times throughout the year when artificial lures will outperform the real deal. The key to catching panfish on artificial lures is to “match the hatch” making sure the size of your lure is the same size as the forage panfish are munching on that day. Here are seven lures …

The 5 Best Soft Plastics For Catching Gigantic Crappie

Flies and Roadrunner jigs were my most productive lures during my early years of crappie fishing.  However, my selection of crappie lures has increased throughout the years as lure manufacturers continued to offer a variety of soft plastic baits for panfish. Some of the hottest soft plastic styles of crappie lures available today are double-tail grubs, minnow or shad imitators, …

Behind The Bait: An Underwater Look At The Karl’s Amazing Baits Martian

Karl’s Amazing Bait Martian Karl’s Amazing Baits little Martian has been was launched into the fishing galaxy because of its unique ability to fool fish. Measuring just under two inches, the Martian has a ribbed body beefy enough for natural hooking ability. Below the frame are two martian like antennas that dangle and quiver with gentle strokes of the rod. …