Learn How To Fish For Trout Like A Pro In The Spring

I have always considered March 1 as the official start of spring because in my home state of Missouri that date is the opening of trout parks throughout the state. However, April is a prime time for trout fishing throughout the country when many other states start stocking the fish in their rivers and lakes. Newly stocked trout are fairly …

How To Fillet A Fish In 5 Super Simple Steps

Knowing how to fillet a fish is essential if you like harvesting your catches. Some say this is the worst part of the whole fishing experience, but the chore becomes tolerable when you think about those tasty fillets you get to eat later. What You’ll Need To Fillet A Fish The task of cleaning fish is simple if you have …

4 Baits That Dominated The 2019 Bassmaster Classic

Storm Arashi Vibe Ott Defoe won $300,000 at the 2019 Bassmaster Classic and majority of his tournament winning fish came on the Storm Arashi Vibe. Ott targeted shallow water while picking apart marinas, eddies, and rocky shorelines with this versatile crankbait. Keeping his boat parallel and tight to the shoreline allowed him to cover water while subtly putting off the …

4 Big Bass Baits You Need To Throw This Spring

Arguably every fisherman’s favorite time of the year to fish is spring. Cabin fever is finally alleviated, the sun shines brighter and warmer, and the bass bite like crazy. Sometimes it seems that no matter what b/ait you decide to throw the bass will gobble it up without question. While this may be true at times, there are undoubtedly certain …

Power Spinners: A Clever New Way To Fish A Stickbait

Bass fishing has its trends and crazes just like any other sport. Lures and tactics come and go, but some stand the test of time and become actual game changers on the water. One such tactic is the power spinner. The concept is quite simple. You take a standard straight-tailed worm or senko style bait and add a screw-in spinner …

Prespawn Lures: The Top 3 Baits To Chuck This Spring

When I’m not busy at the MTB office publishing blogs, sitting in on boring meetings, or chatting with our amazing customers, I’m likely outside chasing fish. Growing up in the midwest has allowed me to get on a variety of insane bites but none of them jack me up quite like chasing down prespawn largemouth. Here are my top three …

Fishing Structure: 3 Tips For Targeting Offshore Bass

Fishing offshore for bass usually requires a boat, mapping, and good electronics in order to get dialed in on bass hangouts far from the bank. Bass anglers relying on their electronics have found the secret ledges, drops, and humps that produced heavyweight stringers for a handful of offshore experts. Since most of their secret spots have been revealed, savvy open-water specialists try other tricks to …

Boat Safety Tips: How To Safely Operate Your Vessel

Boat safety is not something often talked about but it’s an important topic that needs to be covered. High-powered outboard engines help anglers get to their spots faster than ever before but have drastically reduced their margin for error in boating traffic. Quick decisions must be made to avoid disaster when running a bass boat 70 to 80 mph. Increased boat …

Bass Fishing After The Rain: How To Target Post Frontal Bass

Bass fishing after the rain comes through can be tough so knowing a few helpful tips to will go a long way. A heavy dose of rain rejuvenates everything on land and water. Whether it’s the tomatoes withering in your backyard garden or bass languishing in stagnant backwaters, a downpour of H2O provides relief and sustenance for every living organism. …