More on Keith Jackson

All in the head

Dec 9, 2009

The leadhead jig works. It's one of the most versatile, precise tools you will ever tie on your line. Fishing a leadhead is more of an approach or system than it is just another lure. It's a method of presentation that can be as simple or as complex as the angler wishes.

QB Sacked at Kissimmee

Jun 27, 2008

A Florida Wildlife Commission officer had just the opposite reaction when Pennington handed him his fishing license during a routine check later that day. It looked like a pretty bad one.

A specialized rig

Mar 4, 2008

Indiana's fishing spots are few, and those few are pressured by boaters and low from thisty animals.

Disney's bass fishing magic

Mar 4, 2008

Walt Disney World's captivating "Where Magic Lives" theme strikes meaning with all who visit the popular central Florida destination. The place where kids of all ages come to meet their favorite Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse, also has a touch of hidden magic for bass fishermen.

It's all in the head

Mar 4, 2008

Ask a bass fisherman who cut his teeth on a clear water lake to name his go-to lure the one he turns to when he can't catch a fish on anything else — and the odds are he'll quietly say it's a leadhead jig teamed with some kind of plastic body.

Power hungry: The basics of boat batteries

Mar 4, 2008

Tim Horton launched his boat just below the dam on Alabama's Lake Wilson. He had just been crowned the 2000 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, and we were headed out on a photo mission to catch a few smallmouth.

Texas club takes on huge habitat project

Mar 4, 2008

The annual Washington State BASS Federation Jamboree has had a long run since the early '70s, which is remarkable in a state better known for its salmon-trout-steelhead passions. However, the Jamboree, put on by the state Federation, does a lot to change that, bringing bass clubs from all over the state to Banks Lake in central Washington every Memorial Day weekend.

Topwater modifications you can do yourself

Mar 4, 2008

One of the great appeals of fly tying is that the craftsman can design and build a lure that fits a specific situation.