jig fishing for bass

3 Jig Fishing For Bass Modifications You Need To Know

Jig fishing for bass is a classic fish-catching method. Heeding the advice of pro anglers, lure manufacturers have designed jigs you can take right out of the package and catch bass. However, some pros still prefer tinkering with jigs to improve the lure’s design and hook-setting capabilities. Jig Fishing For Bass Tweaks Quality jigs usually are equipped with strong, dependable …

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Drop Shot Smallmouth Tips: Where, When & How

We’ve put together the best drop shot smallmouth tips to help you catch more fish this season. Since coming over from Japan in the early 2000’s, the drop shot has become a staple for anglers fishing deep water. It offers a completely different look than other bottom presentations, and can be effective when many other presentations fail. By moving the …

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Finessse Flipping: Tossing Finesse Baits In Heavy Cover

Finesse flipping is a great option when flipping a jig or big worm into heavy cover fails to trigger a strike, try a finesse bait and get ready to set the hook. Flipping finesse lures presents different profiles and actions to bass holding tight to thick cover. The smaller lures also give you a chance to slip a bait easier …

Using Double Topwater Rigs To Catch More Bass

A Double topwater rig is a great choice when bass are thrashing through schools of baitfish generate the most exciting and frustrating moments for all anglers. Your anticipation of catching bass on every cast soars as you witness this frantic feeding frenzy. But then the frustration mounts as each cast fails to trigger even a tap. When the schooling bass …

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The Best Tackle Tips You May Have Missed In June

Bass fishing is a sport that is loaded with tons of tips, hacks, and tricks that help anglers become better anglers and catch more fish. Whether you are just beginning to fish or are an experienced angler, there is always something to learn. Here we have put together a collection of our favorite fishing and tackle tips from the first …

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Would You Want The State Record Of A Trash Fish?

Recently, a buddy posted this picture from Idaho and said “name this fish.” After I threw up in my mouth a little I realized it was, indeed, a gigantic pikeminnow. The second trashiest trash fish in the Americas, second only to the Asian Carp. They’re ugly and invasive and good for nothing and I hate them. BUT. It was absolutely …

Spinnerbaits For Panfish: How to Catch Slabs On Spinnerbaits

Most panfish anglers primarily utilize finesse tactics, but that doesn’t need to ALWAYS be the case. Especially if you are missing strikes or feel like your targets are simply nibbling at your bait, try  downsized spinnerbaits for panfish. The flashiness of a bent arm spinnerbait can drive big bluegill or crappie insane, and cause them to hammer your bait harder …

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Jig Vs Texas Rig: When Should You Throw Each?

When you find a nice patch of shallow cover, you can bet bass are most likely hiding out somewhere nearby. But, how are you supposed to catch those bass once you find them? The two most common baits to flip or pitch into shallow cover are a jig and a Texas rig. Each has their own calling. Allow Ben Milliken …

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Jointed Stickbaits: Why You Should Use Them To Target Big Bass

What’s the deal with jointed stickbaits? Some lures attract more fishermen than they do fish and eventually become novelty items for lure collectors. Others catch boat loads of bass, but mass production and excessive use makes these lures less effective when bass become conditioned to them. Then there’s the lures designed for other species, which innovative anglers have converted into …