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  • Getting Down With Shaky Heads Being a Southern guy and seeing as how I won the Classic Flippin' a Berkley PowerBait Chigger Craw, most people probably don't associate me with shaky head jigs. For a lot of people, fishing with a shaky head means cooler water, smallmouth fishing, things like that. Sometimes, misconceptions abound. Read More
  • Skippin' to Better Bass It is always about the presentation. Successfully Skippin' a bait across the surface of the water to a cruising bass takes a certain amount of practice. Oh, but it's worth it. Read More
  • Transition Walleyes In many areas of the Midwest, walleye fishing for the next couple of weeks will be one of transition. And, with the strange weather so far this year, this transition period could be even a few days longer than ordinary. Read More
  • Ice Fishing Doesn't Have to be Cold There’s a popular perception about ice-fishing. That perception is that you have to like cold weather to like ice-fishing. While it’s true that we need some cold weather to make ice so we can go ice-fishing, you don’t need to be cold while you’re ice-fishing. Here are some reasons why you can go ice-fishing without getting cold. Read More
  • Gulp! and PowerBait Unplugged While Gulp! ® and Gulp! ® Alive! have become overnight sensations, the development of the two products was anything but fast. For more than 20 years, Gulp! technology has existed in the Berkley ® Spirit Lake, Iowa, testing labs. Read More
  • Catching Bass in November Shorter days, cool temperatures and buck fever go a long ways toward calming many an avid angler’s desire to put the boat in the water and go fishing for trophy bass. But for everyone who already has the tarp over the boat and the rods and reels in the closet, know this: autumn – especially mid-November to mid-December – offers some terrific opportunities to catch bass. In fact, it may be one of the best times of the year. Read More
  • Troll or Cast for More Fish? There are a lot of different ways for an angler to present a bait to fish, but trolling and casting are two of the most popular methods, and also two of the most productive. Let’s talk about when casting works best and when trolling works best. Read More
  • Beating the Postspawn Blahs Most anglers have a love/hate thing going on with trying to catch bass during the postspawn.I love it.This may be the best time of year to catch bass. It's easy. Read More
  • Ice Fishing Ideas There was a skim of ice on the pond the other morning which served as a good reminder that ice-fishing is getting closer all the time. While we’re probably still a couple of weeks away from getting on the ice, now is a good time to think about some of the things we can do this year to have a successful ice-fishing season. Read More
  • How to Turn Cooling Weather into a Hot Bite Among all the different factors that affect bass behavior, none has more impact than the seasons. Fish – especially bass – are ruled by the weather. Read More
  • Carolina Rigs for Pre-Spawn, Spawning Bass If it hasn’t already begun to happen where you live, then over the next few months, the water in your favorite fishery will begin to warm up and all the bass will instinctively begin to think about reproducing. Read More
  • With a Bass, Size Does Matter Bass practice prey size selection as soon as they start feeding, demonstrating that size selection is instinctual. Selection might be controlled by the optics of the visual system. Read More
  • Slip-Bobbers for More Fish this Year There are lots of ways to catch fish throughout a fishing season. Every year, an angler should try to learn a new technique. By doing so, that angler will be able to more successful more often. Read More
  • Pitching - It's An Art Form I look at pitching a bait to shallow cover as an art form. It's not only placing a lure where you want, it is much, much more. And when anglers understand the need to get beyond the technical aspects they will be, by far, better fishermen. On a competitive level, pitching is critical. Read More
  • Finesse Fishing in Shallow Water One of the many great things about fishing is that presents endless possibilities. Pretty much everyone takes to the water with a single goal in mind: to catch fish. Read More
  • The Cold, Hard Facts About Winter Bass Fishing Wherever you fish, the stories are almost the same. Bass fishing is a warm-weather activity. Fall makes its way into winter and the boats get winterized and packed away with the rods and reels until spring. Fish are cold-blooded creatures so there's no way they have any interest in feeding on anything an angler has to offer while the mercury is dipping. Read More