Angler Education

Articles

  • Summer Schooling: Now in Session Summer's dog days are in full force pretty much everywhere once July rolls around, leaving anglers and bass scurrying to find the nearest shade. Read More
  • Color: Do Bass Have A Favorite? If you're like me, your tacklebox is a color kaleidoscope. With my endless assortment of soft plastics sporting colors never seen in nature, it's enough to make my head spin. Read More
  • Postspawn Tip: Move to Open Water Once June rolls around, most anglers move to shallow water cover, hoping to find a few postspawn females. Read More
  • Lighten Up: Get the Big Bite No matter what part of the country I am fishing, the boating traffic and fishing pressure skyrockets in May. Read More
  • Keep Those Baits Moving: Variety is Key Bass fishing is not a passive sport, and modern bass-fishing styles involve motion of some sort. It typically involves a high degree of activity on the part of the angler. Read More
  • Bass: Smarter than a 5th Grader? Some anglers grossly underestimate the brain of a bass, especially its capacity for change. In reality, a bass's behavioral response to any given experience leaves a physical mark on the bass. In other words, bass learn. Read More
  • Lighter Side of Big Spawn As each spring season rolls around, I hear talk that April is the time to go to big baits and big tackle to hoist large female bass out of the water from their spawning haunts. Read More
  • Gimmie Shelter: Two Places To Find Bass In March You've made it through the winter although there were times when you doubted you would, what with all the cold weather and subsequent falloff in your fishing activity. Read More
  • The Lateral Line: Subtle Water Movements The exact function of the lateral line and what it senses have long been shrouded in mystery. Read More
  • Wacky Rigging Soft Baits In a never-ending quest to catch more and bigger fish, anglers have learned to embrace a multitude of baits and techniques. We've learned to flip and pitch, cast monstrous swimbaits and even rig a drop shot. Read More
  • Satisfying a Bass' Taste Buds Despite their ability to taste and smell many of the same chemicals we do, bass and human beings do not necessarily savor the same things. Read More
  • Making the Best of the Worst of Times - Fighting the effects of Pre Spawn cold fronts with subtle tubes During happier February times, when the sun is high enough to warm shallow water, you could catch actively feeding, Pre Spawn bass on a big jig, spinnerbait or crankbait. But if your luck is anything like mine, you've seen your share of nasty February cold fronts blow through your area on a Friday night just in time to mess up your Saturday fishing trip. Read More
  • The Importance of Fresh Line Fishing experiences can range from both the pleasure that comes from catching a fish to the pain and frustration that comes when “the big one” gets away. Read More
  • January Means Big Slow Worms Work! Ringing in the new year on the lake is the perfect way to spend a cool January day. For the Northern anglers, January marks the height of ice fishing, but down South the bite gets tough, and we trudge on, looking for those few bites left. Once we find those bites it's time to hold on for a great afternoon of fishing. Read More
  • Brrrrr Bass Get Cold Too Forced temperature changes are commonplace for bass. Not a bass alive can avoid some degree of thermal fluctuation, regular or irregular, at some point in its life. Summer cold fronts and the like are more of a nuisance than a hardship. But there is at least one season when things get much more serious: winter. Read More
  • Sound: Music to a Bass' Ears If bass anglers are not fully agreed on the effectiveness of sound, they agree even less on what sounds work best. To some anglers the louder the sound, regardless of its nature, the better. Read More