Angler Education

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  • 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
  • Cold Water Fishing: Patience is Key I don't especially love winter fishing; however, when I do hit the lake I can usually cash in by covering a bunch of water and slowing down a jerkbait presentation. Read More
  • 3 Structures to Target this Winter If we’re going to be honest about it, fishing in the winter isn’t always the most pleasant activity. It can be cold, windy and sometimes getting the fish to cooperate can be frustrating. Read More
  • Winter Striper Fishing With the extremely low temperatures of late throughout much of the northeast, many striped bass anglers are content to wait for the spring migration to begin. But don’t think that just because it’s cold outside that the only people catching big stripers are the lucky anglers who winter in the Carolinas. Read More
  • Fishing over Hunting: Every Time When you take a look out on the water in November you don't see the throng of boat traffic that a typical fall day would include. Mainly because most anglers are hunters, and they replace their rod n' reel for rattlin' antlers and grunt tubes. I find myself in the same dilemma each November, and the result is always the same give me the open water. Read More
  • Worms: What are Bass Thinking? Did you ever wonder why bass attack plastic worms? It's not because worms make up a significant part of a bass' diet. Worms, notably earthworms, are not aquatic animals. Instead, they live on land burrowing through the soil. Read More
  • Fishing After Cold Fronts First, let me say that as an angler I understand that bass fishing after a cold front can be very frustrating. Especially if you fish in areas with Florida-strain largemouth bass, cold fronts can pretty much be the excuse you need to park the boat and head to a deer stand or sit in the house and watch football. Read More