Bill Siemantel hunts really big bass, and he usually finds them.
What's not to love about spring? After all, the fish are shallow, vulnerable and sometimes easy to catch. It's a time when the odds clearly shift in favor of fishermen or at least it seems that way.
For years, finesse-type tactics and techniques were viewed with a certain degree of suspicion by anglers unaccustomed to light line and small baits. But as the "Western Finesse Wave" has swept the nation, so too has the willingness of power fishermen to adapt their methods to the other side of the ledger.
In this article, you can read how when having the choice of an ever widening array of lures and tactics, sometimes just getting back to the basics with a little discernment and a little "old school" thinking is not a bad idea.
This is not a story about a new technique or a killer lure. It's much more important than that. Rather, it is about choices how to make the right ones and how to learn from our mistakes.
In this article, you can read about the various areas of controversy regarding bed fishing.
These springtime hot spots won't necessarily hold winning strings of bass, but they should produce when things turn tough