5 Bass Lures You Can Rely on All Summer Long

A variety of lures will catch bass throughout the summer depending on the water clarity and body of water you fish.  I usually fish large reservoirs during the summer because these bodies of water give me opportunities to fish shallow or deep and in clear or dirty water. Here are my five favorite lures for catching summertime bass.  Plastic worm This …

How To Select The Right Size Hook For Your Soft Plastics

Size really does matter when matching hook sizes with various soft plastic bass baits.  The hook gap (area between the shank and hook point) has evolved into a key feature over the years with the introduction of several new soft plastic baits.  The size of a hook is given in terms of the width of the hook’s gap; the most …

Fishing Hacks: Tweaking Soft Plastics To Catch More Bass

Soft plastic lures taken straight out of the package will frequently catch bass, but savvy anglers who spend time tinkering with these baits usually get more bites, especially on pressured waters. You can modify your soft plastics by clipping, slicing, melting or any other means to create a better bass catcher. Many of the alterations you can make are simple …

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Bank Fishing 101: How To Catch Fish From The Bank

A high-dollar bass boat rigged with high-tech electronics is the rage of bass fishing today, but there is a less expensive way to catch bass: Bank fishing. Bank Fishing Advantages If you can find the right location, you can catch bass fishing from the bank better than you can from a boat. Some of the advantages of fishing from the …

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Paddle Tail Swimbaits: When, Where, And How To Rig Them

Paddle tail swimbaits are bass catchers year round, in any water conditions. Simply put, they imitate the look and feel of baitfish better than anything else. Here are a few tips for fishing paddle tail swimbaits to help catch you more fish! Rigging Paddle Tail Swimbaits There are three main ways to rig a paddle tail swimbait; exposed top hook, …

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How To Use A Shaky Head To Catch Finicky Fish All Year Long

A soft plastic lure matched with a shaky head jig is probably the ultimate finesse bait for finicky or bass affected by fishing pressure. The popularity of shaky head fishing has prompted tackle manufacturers to create a wide array of jighead sizes and styles.  The key to shaky head fishing is using as light of a jighead as possible and …

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3 Pro Tips For Fishing In The Rain

One of the realities of fishing is paying attention to the weather forecast. High air temperatures bring humidity, and humidity brings thunderstorms. While we by no means recommend fishing around lighting, we strongly recommend you don’t call off your next trip just because it’s raining. Rain breaks up the surface, creates current, and flushes nutrients into a waterbody – which …

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10 Bass Fishing Lures Every Angler Needs In Their Tackle Box

Whether you’re just getting into fishing, getting BACK into fishing, or are a seasoned vet, there is one thing all anglers can agree on: Going to the bait shop can be a bit overwhelming. There are hundreds of thousands of bass fishing lures out there, and once you pick a bait, you need to pick a color, size, scent, and every other …