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 …

Getting Over The Hump Of Clear Water Fishing

Fishing clear water lakes can be a daunting task for many anglers. Just the idea of dropshotting 20ft of water or slowly dragging a jig along a deep ledge can be a grueling, not to mention tedious task. Thankfully there are ways to tackle tough clear water bites. There is more than one way to successfully fish a clear lake. …

3 Things You NEED TO Know About Fishing The Crappie Spawn

The Crappie Spawn happens every spring when the water temperatures reach above the 60-degrees. Depending on where you live, the crappie spawn can be anytime from early March to the middle of May. Like other panfish, crappie build spawning nests in shallow water. Most crappie spawn in depths from 1-6 feet of water. Male crappie build nests by aggressively brushing …

Fishing The White Bass Spawn: How To Catch And Cook One Of America’s Most Underrated Fish

Youtube angler, Lake Fork Guy, targets white bass as they begin the spring spawn in Texas. White bass are native to lakes, reservoirs, and rivers throughout the Midwest but have also been introduced to lakes throughout the country. White bass spawning activity occurs when the water temperatures reach between 55-65 and degrees, which can be anytime from March through May, …

Force Them To EAT! 4 Easy Ways To Trigger A Reaction Strike

When opportunity knocks a bass instinctively strikes at something even if the fish isn’t hungry. Baitfish or crawfish swimming past a bass and bumping into a log or rock that slows the prey down is hard for a bass to resist. A crippled baitfish that flutters in front of a bass hiding in a bush or under a dock is …

Why Do Shiny Baits Catch People So Many Fish?

When the sun is shining, throwing a bait that reflects the light increases your odds of catching fish. Various forage such as shad, crawfish, minnows, and worms all reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and bass see this reflection to key in on their prey. Shiny lures shine brightest in clear water but research has shown UV light penetrates murky …

All You Need To Know About Bass Fishing In The Wind

Wind can be beneficial or destructive when blowing across the land. A steady wind is good for turning windmills that generate power. A cool breeze provides relief from the heat of summer, but gales from a tornado or hurricane wreak devastation. Wind can also be beneficial or prohibitive for anglers depending on the time of year and the body of …

Your Complete Guide To Fishing The Crappie Spawn

When the dogwoods bloom, the crappie are biting. There’s a lot of truth to that saying throughout most of the country since dogwood blossoming time usually coincides with the crappie spawn in the spring. The warmer climate in the southern half of the country triggers crappie into spawning earlier in that region, but the northern half of the country warms …