Northern And Southern Smallmouth Bass – Is There A Difference?

The spread of bass tournaments into Northern waters has exposed more anglers to smallmouth bass on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Throughout the years tournament competitors from the North and South have noticed differences in the habits of Northern and Southern smallmouth. They also have discovered techniques for catching bronze backs differ from the North to the South. Here’s …

4 Bass Fishing Lures For The Late Late Fall

The same productive lures you threw throughout early fall and mid-autumn will continue to trigger bites by late fall as long as you slow down your presentation.  As the water temperature continues to drop by late fall, baitfish start moving out of the shallows to deeper water and bass start losing some of their aggressiveness. While just about any lure …

Finding The Hotspots For Cold Water Bass

Bassin’ Bill took over the MTB YouTube channel to showcase his cool water angling skills. Living in the big mitten (Michigan) Billy is used to fishing in frosty temps. Watch along as he breaks down his favorite techniques for targeting cold water bass. 1) Sandy or Weedy Flats Shallow water areas with sand and vegetation retain heat well later into …

Polarized Sunglasses: Do They Really Help You Fish?

Whenever I went fishing during my childhood, I always wore sunglasses mainly to look cool. Little did I realize I was developing a habit that would be saving my eyes for 50 years of fishing trips and hopefully many more to come. While donning a cool-looking set of shades can improve an angler’s image, there are more critical reasons why …

What’s The Deal With The Twitch, Twitch Pause?

Twitch, twitch, pause. I have done countless articles with pro bass anglers describing the cadence they employ for twitching baits and they all mention the same sequence of twitching their bait twice and then pausing it. Whether they are using topwater poppers, walking surface plugs, Flukes or suspending stickbaits, the pros favor the twitch, twitch, pause cadence for triggering strikes. …

5 Bass Lures You Should Be Throwing This Fall

When bass start feeding heavily on baitfish in the fall, you can catch those fish then on just about anything you throw at them. Finding the baitfish is the first step in catching fall bass and the next step is to find the lures that best imitate the forage fish.  Here are five lures that best imitate the baitfish bass …

Clear Water Tricks For Foolin’ Fall Fatties

When conditions are right, deep, clear lakes offer typical shallow-water action for bass in the fall. However, fall’s constantly changing weather can cause bass to quickly advance to or retreat from the shallows. The changing weather conditions can frustrate anglers who depend on a “here today, gone tomorrow” pattern for catching bass in thin water. For more consistent action on …

The 3 Easiest Set-Ups For Bottom Rigging Live Bait

I love all things fishing, whether it’s chasing smallmouth in the spring, muskies in the fall, or slab crappie through the ice – it’s all good to me. Growing up just outside of Chicago my early fishing experiences were on the banks of local rivers and ponds where I targeted drum, carp, and catfish. As I got older my fishing …

7 Walleye Lures Anglers Can Depend On All Year

Walleye anglers target fish using different methods, at different times, in different depths and with so many fishing styles and options available, selecting the right bait can be overwhelming. Whether you’re new to fishing for Walleye or just brushing up effective tactics, here are seven Walleye baits that you can rely on all year long. Jigs Jigs may be the …