drop-shot bait

4 Killer Drop-Shot Baits You Haven’t Tried

Born in the west, the drop shot has quickly revolutionized finesse fishing. Its subtle wiggle and free-floating action are irresistible to even the most tight-lipped bass. It’s not just a finesse presentation, either, as major tournaments are won all across the country each year by anglers drop-shotting. Despite becoming commonplace, most anglers still only consider a narrow selection of baits …

knots

7 Fishing Knots You Need To Know

As anglers, we spend hours reading about the right rods, reels, line, and presentations necessary to catch more and bigger fish. We ruminate over the best way to dissect a piece of cover or better understand what our electronics are telling us. We’re even amateur meteorologists, and pay close attention to prevailing weather patterns. Lost in all this analysis is …

ice fishing move spots

When To Switch Spots & When To Stay While Ice Fishing

One of the biggest revolutions in ice fishing over the last few years has been the use of electronics. What used to be a sport defined by permanent ice-shacks and stagnant fishing has now become one of lightweight, fast-deploying gear and hole-hopping. This is a direct result of anglers becoming more skilled at locating fish, and also being able to …

fishing cabin fever

11 Ways To Cure Your Cabin Fever This Winter

It’s officially cold outside. That officially sucks. While some of you are lucky enough to live where “cold” means 55 degrees (looking at you California and Florida), and some of you are bold enough to brave the elements and ice fish, the rest of us are stuck without fishing until the weather warms up. What are we supposed to do …

winter fish species

7 Species To Target During The Winter Months

In this country, we are blessed to have numerous species of fish living in our local waters. For anglers, that means that we have the ability to choose which species we target, and which presentations are ideal for each. Because they are cold blooded, fish of different species react differently once the water temperature drops in the winter. For ice …

fishing the bottom

5 Types Of Bottom Composition And How To Fish Them

There have been an almost infinite number of articles written about how bass relate to various types of structure and cover. The same can be said for other classic patterns like skipping docks and working grass lines. An equally important factor that has gone woefully undiscussed is bottom composition. An intimate knowledge of common types of bottom substrate and how (and when) …

top-search-baits

3 Top Search Baits To Catch More Fish This Fall

Fall fishing is all about covering water. The shad are grouped up into specific locations, and the more water your cover in the course of a day, the more likely you’re going to run into a school. To be effective and fish effectively, though, you need to choose presentations that are designed to fish fast. Here are three top choices. …

fishing in the wind

3 Pro Tips For Fishing In The Wind

For many anglers, windy conditions are both a blessing and a curse. Wind action concentrates plankton, which attracts baitfish and in turn bass, meaning that wind-blown areas can be really reliable patterns across the country. As great as wind can be for the bite, it can be equally bad for anglers. Strong winds make boat control difficult and limit the …

fishing-coangler

10 Things To Know About Being A Co-Angler

Bass tournaments are one of the most exciting experiences available to fishermen. The feeling of raw horsepower at blast-off, the thrills of landing a lunker; and the excitement of the weigh-in line is enough to quickly hook even the most even-keeled angler. Entering tournaments as a co-angler is also a great way for novice anglers to learn additional skills and …