Tim’s Hot Tips: Fishing For Spawning Largemouth Up North

Over the last week, the fishing has been heating up throughout the upper midwest. In Central Wisconsin where I’m at, the area lakes are finally reaching the 60-degree mark. This means bass, crappie, and bluegill are pushed up in shallow water acting foolishly and aggressively. Here is how I fish skirted jigs for largemouth bass during the Spring on a …

Mono Vs Fluoro: What’s The Best Fishing Line For Your Presentation?

What is the best fishing line? As fishermen, we have endless choices for our tackle. From rods and reels to lures, plastics, weights and beyond. However, possibly the most important tackle-based decision we need to make is our fishing line. If you think about it, fishing line is quite possibly the most important piece of our fishing setups. It is …

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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 …

The 6 Best Prespawn Baits To Throw Before Bass Are Bedding

Early spring is game-on for most bass anglers in the country. Fish are in full-on pre-spawn mode, and feeding aggressively while they wait for the water to warm enough to do their thing. If you can bear the sometimes fickle spring weather, you’re more than likely going to get your string stretched no matter what you’re throwing. But since we’re …

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Top To Bottom Spring Fishing Tips To Catch You More Bass

Spring fishing is equal-opportunity time for all bass anglers. During this season, bass are feeding heavily at every depth and attack a variety of lures as the water warms. Action lures such as crankbaits and spinnerbaits produce most of the time, but when the water temperature lingers below 60 degrees and during cold-front situations later in the spring, bass prefer …

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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 …

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Weather Fishing Tips: What To Throw When It’s Sunny Vs Overcast

The list of factors you need to consider when heading out for a day on the water is long and can be somewhat daunting to anglers trying to maximize the bite. Things like water temperature, clarity, and spawn stage get top billing (rightfully so), and understanding each is a great way to get started on the path to success. There …

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Spawn Success Tips: Understanding The Spawn Of 7 Common Gamefish

Reproduction is the key to life for animals in the wild. If you can’t successfully reproduce, then your species is likely to be wiped out by predators in no time. This is a universal rule, and it’s one that guides almost all outdoor pursuits. For deer hunters, the timing of the rut is paramount, and for bass fishermen – knowing …

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10 Bass Fishing Lures Every Angler Should Have in Their Tackle Box

If you’re just getting into bass fishing, or getting back into fishing after a long hiatus, going to the tackle shop can be an eye-opening experience. There are literally thousands of bass fishing lures out there, in hundreds of different colors, styles, and shapes. The tackle shops themselves have even changed. For years, many of the most successful tackle shops …